Puppet Heap collaborated with Koyalee Chanda of Inner Dog Productions to produce a pilot for Nick Jr. about a spunky, free-spirited doll named Lily who explores the big city with her mismatched group of fellow toys.
Lily lives in a toy chest in the toy room of a 12th floor apartment in a big city and is the leader of the group. Her best friend is an alligator named Henry. Puppet Heap designed and created multiple expressive faces for Lily that were interchangeable during production. The pilot was filmed on location in New York City.
Henry puppet on location in New York City during pilot filming.
Character design (left) for Lily by Paul Andrejco.
Character design (left) for Henry by Paul Andrejco, puppet (right) by Matthew Brooks.
Producer/Director Koyalee Chanda working with Puppeteers Matthew Brooks and Ron Binion during rehearsals.
Lily facial designs (left) and multiple heads for a wide range of expressions (right).