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|Donkey Puppet Folkmanis|
One of the most entertaining moments in the movie “Shrek” is when Donkey played by Eddie Murphy steals the scene playing the part. What makes these scenes so special in our memory is the entertaining personality Eddie Murphy brings to the donkey character. This same entertaining achievement can be repeated whenever you slide your hand into the Donkey Puppet and bring it to life in your own special unique personality. There is of course only one Eddie Murphy, but, likewise there is only one you and your personality is what undoubtedly come thru with the donkey puppet. Made by Folkmanis the donkey puppet is easy to work and is designed to be held in the comfortable warm cross armed pose position which appears as if the you are actually holding a live donkey. Working the front of the donkey puppet with your favored hand you can work the mouth, head and create movement in the chest area as well as the front legs. Since the donkey animal puppet is held close in the cross arm style the back legs and tail can be moved by the less favored hand. Herein lies the secret to working animal hand puppets and that secret is subtlety. A slight move repositioning a leg, a gentle swish of the tail, chest breathing movements, a small turn or tilt of the head, cheeks puffing in out, simple movement like these are extremely effective in creating incredible realism and captivating entertainment. As the saying goes less is often more and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to handling animal hand puppets like the donkey puppet. No one expects someone to recreate the unforgettable character of Eddie Murphy’s donkey in Shrek when they take on the donkey puppet, but, Eddie Murphy can’t recreate the character of whoever takes on the donkey puppet. Each person is unique and the best trait of the donkey puppet is allows everyone’s personality to be played out through the animal puppet.
Donkey Puppet Article by Steve Forrest Writer Video Photography Website Consultant
Just like in the movie Shrek Donkey needed love and friendship. Donkey plush stuffed animals are cute, soft, and huggable just like plush wildlife stuffed animals. Maybe they don’t get any respect, maybe they don’t feel as pretty, maybe they are forgotten, whatever the reason Donkey plush stuffed animals need love too. Besides Donkeys are famous, aren’t donkeys the mascot of the entire Democratic party. Last I knew a Democrat was in the white house so maybe Donkey stuffed animals should be the in plush play toy. If fact since Democrats control the house and the Senate the sale of Donkey plush should be through the roof. There is the key to economic turnaround. If all the people that voted Democratic last election went out and bought a Donkey stuffed animal plush what would that be some 50,000,000 sold. That would require trucks to transport the donkey plush, people to unpack the truck, people to display the stuffed donkeys, checkout people to sell the stuffed donkeys and cart people to bring back to the stores all the carts that people leave out in the parking lot instead of bringing them back to the corrals. In sales that would be say 50,000,000 x say $20 each equals $1,000,000,000 (1 billion dollars) in sales of plush donkeys, oh well that doesn’t cover the billions of dollars dished out to the likes of AGI but it is a start. So besides turning the economy around what other creative needs can you come up with for Donkey push stuffed animals. How about as a teachers aid, that is perfect, the teacher can pass the Donkey around the room, each child can hold the donkey and get a pretty good impression of what a real donkey looks, and it is much safer than getting next to a real donkey. Real Donkeys have been known for kicking, stuffed Donkeys don’t kick. Teachers can also use stuffed Donkey Puppet plush for story time or for farm animal study. You can even help students learn their alphabet, after all Donkey starts with the letter D. But the best use would still be for the same reason most people get plush stuffed animals because they want Donkey Plush Stuffed Animal soft play fun. People often identify with certain animals and for them a Donkey plush stuffed animal would be a great starting point gift for getting other donkey gifts like donkey toys and donkey crossing signs. Besides look at those adorable eyes, that plush Donkey stuffed animal is absolutely adorable.