The Art Department Eindhoven 2024

On screen they move, talk, laugh, cry and enchant us with their stories. In reality, they are puppets, but so exquisitely produced that, when animated, they lead us on a carousel of emotions and adventures. And that is where the artistry of  Mackinnon & Saunders lays. 

During The Art Department Eindhoven make sure to have a look at their wonderful puppets showcased right on the Klokgebouw grounds!

With over 30 years of experience Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders’ talented team have had the privilege of bringing some of the world’s best known animated characters to life. From concept maquettes, mould making and armatures to costume, hair and paint, they are known for going the extra mile to ensure the characters they produce create the maximum impact on screen. 

Included in this exhibition are puppets created for well known characters such as Mr. Fox – The Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson, 2010), Gepetto and Pinocchio – Pinocchio (Guillermo del Toro, 2022), Sparky and Armature – Frankeweenie (Tim Burton, 2012), Naked Martian – Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton, 1996), Corpse Bride – Corpse Bride (Tim Burton, Mike Johnson, 2005), Family House, Rosa and Developer – The House  (Paloma Baeza, Emma de Swaef, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Marc James Roels, 2022)