Folkmanis Puppets makes one of the finest lines of puppets available to children today. Their realistic designs are brought almost to life in their wonderful hand puppets and finger puppets. They primarily make animal puppets that consistent win numerous toy awards and honors, and they also have a smaller group of character puppets. Many of the puppets by Folkmanis feature unique moving parts, such as an owl whose head can be turned by a post inside the puppet, or a chameleon whose tongue can be moved in and out with the use of the puppeteer's finger.
Folkmanis Puppets began in the late 1960's, when the founder, Judy Folkmanis, began sewing puppets for her son's preschool. Today the company has nearly 200 of the most realistic and heartwarming puppets available anywhere, with new releases twice each year.