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Supermarionation is a technique developed in the 1960s where marionette heads had Solenoid motors that moved the lower lip to give the impression of speaking. The technique was first used in the 1960s British series Supercar, produced by Gerry Anderson, who would later become famous for series such as Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons, that also used the technique. As the technique simply cannot portray walking convincingly, most of the action is futuristic vehicle oriented to compensate. In fact, Anderson's company proved so skilled in model shots of vehicles that it could easily create spectacular scenes in a day that other companies tried for weeks to create before delegating to these experts.

After 1969, Supermarionation disappeared, but not completely. There were many imitators, each one with different kinds of puppetry, many not even using marionettes, including Gerry himself.

The semi-realistic worlds presented in Supermarionation often have a lot of buildings, vehicles and other Stuff Blowing Up in the form of models. This is as good a reason to watch it as any.

Though it's an understandable mistake, it's not the prequel to Super Mario World.

Supermarionation was seen in:


Examples of imitations:
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