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This amazing TED-talk presentation features very life-like and full-size hyena and “War Horse”-puppets manufactured by the Handspring Puppet Company. All the sounds and movements are done by puppeteers inside the horse. 

“Puppets always have to try to be alive,” says Adrian Kohler of the Handspring Puppet Company, a gloriously ambitious troupe of human and wooden actors. Beginning with the tale of a hyena’s subtle paw, puppeteers Kohler and Basil Jones build to the story of their latest astonishment: the wonderfully life-like Joey, the War Horse, who trots (and gallops) convincingly onto the TED stage.”