A stop-motion brown Gremlin puppet in a clear case from Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy, Gremlins. In the film, a cute and cuddly Mogwai named Gizmo inadvertently spawns a swarm of crazed and dangerous monsters that wreak havoc on a picturesque, New York town. This puppet is based on designs by legendary effects artist, Chris Walas, who designed all the creatures for the film. This gremlin was created for a scene in which dozens of the newly-hatched gremlins take to the snowy streets in search of trouble.
This puppet was constructed from foam latex with an armature made of flexible metal rods, allowing the figure to be animated one frame at a time. The piece is hand-painted with brown and tan skin-tones and piercing red eyes. A small white “9” was painted on the back of the creature’s neck, most likely to distinguish this puppet from the others used in the street scene. Due to the fragile state of the now dry foam latex, the gremlin has been permanently encased in a clear, rectangular display with small felt pads on the bottom, perfect for easy display.
The puppet stands approximately 7"(18cm) tall inside a 9”x6”x5” (23cm x 15cm x 12cm) case. Due to production use, the puppet has some deterioration in the foam latex, most noticeably on the feet of the piece, but remains in overall good condition.