A very old form of spectacle, Puppet Shows use some kind of puppetry to feature their characters in real-time (setting it apart from animation, including Puppet StopMotion). Mostly seen within children's entertainment, but also used for satirical parodies, with puppets caricaturing real-life people.

There are two main categories of such shows:
* {{Hand Puppet}}s, the most well-known being Creator/JimHenson's Franchise/TheMuppets.
* Marionettes, mostly using {{Supermarionation}}. Usually features down-to-scale decors.

Other possible types include:
* Animatronic puppets, a modern development of {{Muppet}}s.
* PeopleInRubberSuits, a.k.a. Suitmation, which can appear alongside either type (on the same scale with hand puppets, or as giants with marionettes).

An otherwise human-centric show using a few puppet characters doesn't belong here. However, some Puppet Shows, while using mainly hand puppets or animatronics, may also involve some human characters and thus tread the line. Marionette shows can also make use of [[{{Slurpasaur}} live animals to figure monsters]].

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!Animatronic Puppets

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* ''Film/TheDarkCrystal''
* ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}'' (really only had three human characters for most of the movie)
* ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles'' (largely live-action, but the main characters are these)

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* ''Series/{{Dinosaurs}}''
* ''Series/FourwaysFarm'' (the characters are all robots)
* ''Series/SwampCritters''
* ''Series/{{Tweenies}}'' (overlaps with PeopleInRubberSuits)

!Hand Puppets

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* ''WebVideo/PotterPuppetPals''

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[[folder: Films ]]

* ''Film/LittleAlvinAndTheMiniMunks''
* ''Film/MeetTheFeebles''
* Franchise/TheMuppets Films & Specials:
** ''Film/TheChristmasToy''
** ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas''
** ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''
** ''Film/ItsAVeryMerryMuppetChristmasMovie''
** ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol''
** ''Film/AMuppetFamilyChristmas''
** ''Film/TheMuppetMovie''
** ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland''
** ''Film/TheMuppets'' (2011)
** ''Film/AMuppetsChristmasLettersToSanta''
** ''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''
** ''Film/MuppetsMostWanted''
** ''Film/TheMuppetsTakeManhattan''
** ''Film/TheMuppetsWizardOfOz''
** ''Ride/MuppetVision3D''
** ''Film/TalesFromMuppetlandTheFrogPrince''
* ''Film/ScoobyDooAdventuresTheMysteryMap''

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[[folder: Music ]]

* ''Music/DoctorSteel'''s rare live shows featured one, which included both hand and stick puppets.

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[[folder: TV Series ]]

* ''Series/TreintaYUnMinutos''
* ''Series/TheAdventuresOfTimmyTheTooth''
* ''Series/AllegrasWindow''
* ''Series/BearInTheBigBlueHouse''
* ''Series/BetweenTheLions''
* ''Series/{{Bookaboo}}''
* ''Series/CaptainBluebear''
* ''Series/CrankYankers''
* ''Series/DCFollies''
* ''Series/DontEatTheNeighbours''
* ''Series/TheFerals''
* ''Series/FeralTV''
* ''FoodParty''
* ''Series/FraggleRock''
* ''Series/TheGreatSpaceCoaster''
* ''GregTheBunny''
* ''Series/LesGuignolsDeLInfo''
* ''Series/HalloSpencer''
* ''Series/ItsABigBigWorld''
* ''Series/TheJimHensonHour''
* ''Series/JohnnyAndTheSprites''
* ''Series/LambChopsPlayAlong''
* ''Series/LazyTown''
* ''TheLetterPeople''
* ''Series/MichaelBentinesPottyTime''
* ''Series/MisterRogersNeighborhood''
* ''Series/{{Mongrels}}''
* ''Series/TheMuppetShow''
* ''Series/MuppetsTonight''
* ''ThePajanimals''
* ''Series/{{Pets}}''
* ''Series/PuppetsWhoKill''
* ''Series/ThePuzzlePlace''
* ''Series/RogerAndTheRottentrolls''
* ''Series/RosieAndJim'' (although it mostly focuses on real life)
* ''Series/SamAndFriends''
* ''Series/SesameStreet''
* ''TheSiflAndOllyShow''
* ''TheSootyShow''
* ''Series/SpittingImage''
%% * {{Telechat}}
* ''{{Terrahawks}}''
* ''Series/TodaysSpecial''
* ''Series/TotsTV''
* ''Series/UnderTheUmbrellaTree''
* ''Series/{{Weinerville}}''
* ''Series/WimziesHouse''
* ''Series/WonderShowzen''
* ''Series/TheWubbulousWorldOfDrSeuss''

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[[folder: Stage Shows ]]

* ''Theatre/AvenueQ''
* ''EurofurencePawpetShow''
* ''Theatre/PunchAndJudy''

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow''
* ''WebVideo/GloveAndBoots''

!Marionettes

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* ''Film/JackbootsOnWhitehall''
* ''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice''

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnytimeTales'' (overlaps with StopMotion)
* The numerous ''Creator/AugsburgerPuppenkiste'' productions in Germany
* ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''
* ''Series/EureekasCastle''
* ''Series/FireballXL5''
* ''Series/{{Joe 90}}''
* ''Series/MrSquiggle''
* ''SpacePatrol'' (the British series)
* ''StarFleet / BomberX''
* ''Series/{{Stingray 1964}}''
* ''Series/{{Supercar}}''
* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}''

!People in Rubber Suits

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[[folder: Films ]]

* ''Literature/WhereTheWildThingsAre''

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[[folder: TV Series ]]

* ''Series/BananasInPyjamas''
* ''Series/BarneyAndFriends''
* ''Series/HeresHumphrey''
* ''Series/HRPufnstuf''
%%* TheDooleyAndPalsShow
%%* KureKureTakora
* ''Series/{{Teletubbies}}''
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