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'''David Alan Barclay''' is a puppeteer and animatronic supervisor with extensive experience in Muppet and Henson productions. Barclay helped to build [[Yoda]] in ''[[Star Wars|The Empire Strikes Back]]'', and served as [[Frank Oz|Frank Oz's]] understudy for the character.
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'''David Alan Barclay''' is a puppeteer and animatronic supervisor with extensive experience in Muppet and Henson productions. For the Muppets, his most notable contribution was performing [[Sprocket]] in multiple [[:Category:International Fraggle Rock Shows|international co-productions]] of ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'', in some cases even re-dubbing the barks. He has also been involved with the London [[Jim Henson's Creature Shop|Creature Shop]] from the beginning, working on ''[[The Dark Crystal]]'' through more recent projects.
   
==Muppet/Henson credits==
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Barclay helped to build [[Yoda]] in ''[[Star Wars|The Empire Strikes Back]]'', and served as [[Frank Oz|Frank Oz's]] understudy for the character. He also performed Jabba the Hutt for ''Return of the Jedi''. Expanding on his work in animatronics, Barclay has also worked extensively in the use of motion capture and animatronics for CGI characters, as well as actual key frame computer animation.
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Barclay's non-Henson credits include ''[[Little Shop of Horrors]]'' (as part of the Audrey II team), ''[[Who Framed Roger Rabbit?]]'' (as chief puppeteer for the live props handled by animated characters), and ''[[Looney Tunes: Back in Action]]'' (puppeteering [[Bugs Bunny]] in test green-screen footage).
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==Muppet/Creature Shop performer==
 
*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'': [[Sprocket]] ([[Fraggle Rock (UK)|British]] and [[Fraggle Rock (France)|French]] versions), [[Uncle Traveling Matt]] ([[Die Fraggles|German]] and French versions)
 
*''[[Fraggle Rock]]'': [[Sprocket]] ([[Fraggle Rock (UK)|British]] and [[Fraggle Rock (France)|French]] versions), [[Uncle Traveling Matt]] ([[Die Fraggles|German]] and French versions)
*''[[The Dark Crystal]]''
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*''[[The Dark Crystal]]'': uncredited puppeteer for [[Aughra]] and [[UrSkeks]]
*''[[Labyrinth]]'': Fiery 1 (assistant), [[Sir Didymus]] (assistant)
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*''[[Labyrinth]]'': [[Sir Didymus]] (marionette version, eyebrows on handpuppet), [[The Fireys|Firey 1]] (assistant); uncredited on [[Helping Hands|Shaft of Hands]], [[Goblins]] (including a riding goblin), [[The Worm]], and other assistance
*''[[Jim Henson's The StoryTeller: Greek Myths]]''
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*''[[The StoryTeller]]'': Devil ("[[Episode 106: The Soldier and Death|The Soldier and Death]]")
*''[[Dreamchild]]''
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*''[[The StoryTeller: Greek Myths]]'': [[Vulture]] ("[[Episode 104: Daedalus and Icarus|Daedalus and Icarus]]")
 
*''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': Additional Muppets
 
*''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'': Additional Muppets
*''[[The StoryTeller]]'': Devil
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*''[[The Neverending Story III]]'': Mr. Rockbiter, Unlucky Rabbit
*''[[The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas]]'': Chief Puppeteer
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*''[[The Odyssey]]'': [[Cyclops]] (facial puppeteer), Polites as Pig (puppeteer)
*''[[Cats & Dogs]]'': Animatronic Supervisor
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*''[[Lost in Space]]'': Blawp (puppeteer)
*''[[Studio DC: Almost Live!]]''
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*''[[Alice in Wonderland (film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'': [[The Dormouse (Alice in Wonderland)|Dormouse]], [[The Gryphon (Alice in Wonderland)|Gryphon]] (face and beak sync), [[Flamingoes]], [[Hedgehogs]], Guinea Pig Jurors, Cheshire Cat body
*''[[Where the Wild Things Are (film)|Where the Wild Things Are]]'': puppeteer
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*''[[The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas]]'': Head Puppeteer ([[Dino|Puppy Dino]], Alarm Bird, Mammoth, Vaccuum Cleaner, Other Appliance Creatures)
*''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]'': puppeteer
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*''[[Snow Dogs]]'': [[Demon (dog)|Demon]], Chief Puppeteer
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*''[[Studio DC: Almost Live!]]'': Additional Muppet performer
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*''[[Where the Wild Things Are (film)|Where the Wild Things Are]]'': Puppeteer for Terry
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*''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]'': Additional Muppet performer
   
==Non-Henson Credits==
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==Crew credits==
*''Who Framed Roger Rabbit'': Chief Puppeteer
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*''[[The Dark Crystal]]'': Creature fabrication ([[Aughra]] and [[UrSkeks]])
*''Looney Tunes: Back in Action'': Bugs Bunny puppeteer for green-screen footage
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*''[[Dreamchild]]'': Mechanical designer ([[The Dormouse (Dreamchild)|Dormouse]] and [[The Mock Turtle]])
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*''[[Labyrinth]]'': Creature workshop team (Sir Didymus)
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*''[[Lost in Space]]'': Blawp (keyframe animator)
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*''[[Merlin]]'': Dragon animator
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*''[[The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas]]'': CGI Remote Control Bird animator
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*''[[Cats & Dogs]]'': Animatronic Effects Supervision
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*''[[Snow Dogs]]'': Performance/Build Supervisor
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*''[[Stuart Little 2]]'': Animatronics supervisor
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*''[[Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic]]'': Visual effects coordinator
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*''[[The Ladykillers]]'': Digital puppeteer/keyframe animator
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://imdb.com/name/nm0054033/ IMDb]
 
*[http://imdb.com/name/nm0054033/ IMDb]
 
*[http://www.performfx.com/wst_page4.html PerformFX]
 
*[http://www.performfx.com/wst_page4.html PerformFX]
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Revision as of 02:43, July 30, 2012

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David Barclay at Popcon in 2012

David Alan Barclay is a puppeteer and animatronic supervisor with extensive experience in Muppet and Henson productions. For the Muppets, his most notable contribution was performing Sprocket in multiple international co-productions of Fraggle Rock, in some cases even re-dubbing the barks. He has also been involved with the London Creature Shop from the beginning, working on The Dark Crystal through more recent projects.

Barclay helped to build Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back, and served as Frank Oz's understudy for the character. He also performed Jabba the Hutt for Return of the Jedi. Expanding on his work in animatronics, Barclay has also worked extensively in the use of motion capture and animatronics for CGI characters, as well as actual key frame computer animation.

Barclay's non-Henson credits include Little Shop of Horrors (as part of the Audrey II team), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (as chief puppeteer for the live props handled by animated characters), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (puppeteering Bugs Bunny in test green-screen footage).

Muppet/Creature Shop performer

Crew credits

External links

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