Puppetry is a big thing in the Czech Republic. As well as being the home of Jan Švankmajer and Jiří Trnka, there are a few puppet shops in the Old Town in Prague selling the work of local puppet artists. I’m afraid I didn’t get the names of the artists who made these ones I photographed. I really wanted to buy a small puppet, they weren’t hugely expensive, but I didn’t have much chance of getting it home in one piece, so I reluctantly gave it a miss.
Skelexote- I always thought they missed a trick not making a Donkeyxote cartoon like Dogtanian. I suppose it never happened because Dogtanian was a Spanish cartoon, and D’Artacan and Dogtanian are the same pun in the two languages, but Donkeyxote only works in English.