The Buddyuppets - Letters to Lorelai

A series of short films for children featuring real hand puppets telling stories with morals and humor.

  • Elaine Smith
    Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars
  • Elaine Smith
    Ridin' Around, One Wrong Move, Girl With a Star Spangled Heart, Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars Books
  • Elaine Smith
    Ridin' Ropin' & Jumpin' Over Cars
  • Elaine Smith
    Key Cast
    "Sarah the Scarecrow and Lorelei"
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    10 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 29, 2019
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    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Elaine Smith

Elaine is the author of five books, producer of an award-winning documentary, and an all around good gal. Her author site is

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Director Statement

This program grew from two separate ideas. A young friend of a friend was watching TV where a cartoon depicted eating "people soup." Appalled, I thought, gee, there should be something better for kids to watch. About that same time, an artist friend painted charactatures of alpacas, one being based on an actual surfing alpaca in South America.

Thus the idea of real hand puppets performing meaningful scenarios came to be. This film is a part of the barnyard group idea featuring "letters" written to Lorelai and her wise and funny answers.