Wee Sing Under The Sea is a
children's movie that was released in
We built the movie characters Spike and
Ink as well as Hermit, the Hermit Crab,
and even performed several of the
characters in the movie. Spike, the
Pufferfish, is a rod puppet about 18
inches in diameter, with a moving
mouth and the ability to puff up like a
real puffer fish.
Ink, the Octopus, on the other hand, is
one of the biggest puppets we've ever
built. He's operated by up to 10
puppeteers, with one sitting inside.
When fully operational, Ink measures
12 feet across with all of his tentacles
extended. His eyes are robotic, with a
puppeteer able to both blink them and
move them left or right. His mouth is
cable-operated with another puppeteer
working those controls.
This film still touches our
hearts every time we see it.
Such care was taken by
Director David Poulshock on
this children's musical fantasy
as he brought the film to
reality, that it truly made it one
enjoyable film to work on.
Sue Bonde's colorful designs,
and the vision of Pam Nipp and
Susan Beale make this one
incredible journey using giant
puppets as some of the main
characters of the film.
We still find ourselves
humming some of the tunes
after all these years.
To watch the Wee Sing Under the
Sea Trailer, click on the go button
To purchase a copy of the movie
for your family, go to the Wee Sing
Website The movie is also on YouTube in
and you can watch it by going to