Meet the Team Behind Merry Christmas, Krampus

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Artie Esposito

Artie Esposito is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. He has puppeteered for The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company, and numerous divisions of The Walt Disney Company. Artie was the performer behind Baloo in Disney’s live-action The Jungle Book movie, and he performed various puppet characters in Brian Henson’s The Happytime Murders. He is best known as one of only a handful of performers to have the honor of performing Kermit the Frog. His puppet building work can be seen in many TV shows, commercials, and the upcoming Dark Crystal series on Netflix.

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Andrea Coleman

Andrea Coleman is an artist, illustrator and painter. She has worked at Disney Television Animation on multiple series, including 101 Dalmatians, Hercules, and Recess. She also sold a line of hand-painted couture handbags in boutiques throughout the U.S. As a painter, Andrea has worked for such companies as Mattel, Disney, Gentle Giant, MondoToys and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. She painted puppets for the forthcoming Netflix series The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance.

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Sean Johnson

Sean Johnson has worked as a professional puppeteer and puppet builder for more than 20 years. He has worked with Disney, The Jim Henson Company and The Muppets. Sean's puppetry can be seen in the 2016 Disney feature film The Jungle Book, The Muppets on ABC, Showtime’s series Kidding, and the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. As a puppet builder, he worked at Jim Henson's Creature Shop building puppets for the Netflix series The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance.

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Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson is a professional puppeteer and puppet builder with more than 20 years of experience working The Jim Henson Company, The Muppets and Disney. Patrick performed various Muppet characters on ABC’s The Muppets , as well as puppet characters on Showtime’s series Kidding and Mack on the PBS series Mack and Moxy. As a puppet builder at Jim Henson's Creature Shop, he worked on the Netflix series The Dark Crystal, Age of Resistance. He is best known as the voice and principal puppeteer of Lenny, the snarky puppet pitchman for Lending Tree.

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Follow the snowflakes, to the top of the globe.
Look for the reindeer, white beard and red robe.
In Santa’s toy shop, the elves are all working.
But deep underground, something scary is lurking...
— Merry Christmas, Krampus
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