Monkey Boys Productions is a multi-medium production company that creates puppets, props, creatures, costumes, practical effects, and entertainment for film, television, and stage. Co-founders Michael Latini and Marc Petrosino blend their experience in the entertainment field, their unique sense of fun, and their clients’ needs, along with old and new techniques, to create innovative, dynamic, visually and emotionally stunning work, that is exciting and inspiring for both children and adults.
Some of our past clients and collaborations include The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Fred Channel, Sesame Place, SeaWorld’s Production (Oh Wondrous Night), Martin P. Robinson (Little Shop of Horrors), MB Productions (Go, Diego, Go Live!), S2BN Entertainment (Super Why Live!). We also produced, directed and performed in our own production of The Little Prince, which played at The New Victory Theater in NYC.
You don’t have to take our word for it:
“Thanks to the wonderful people over at Monkey Boys Productions, our set was able to come to life. Literally!” — Jay Heiserman, Production Designer, The Ellen Degeneres Show
“…Monkey Boys came with an enthusiastic and professional synergy unlike I’ve ever seen. They manage to strike a balance between business and pleasure on set that kept everyone alive and laughing the whole time. Some of the best moments on set were simply interacting with the puppets thru the puppeteers.” — Akjak Moving Pictures
“If I have the opportunity to use this company again in the future, I most certainly will. Not only were the puppets themselves exquisite, but the customer service was outstanding. They were so professional, and also very personable and willing to help in any way they could. Our experience was amazing. Thank you, Monkey Boys!” — Villa Maria Academy
“Monkey Boys Productions provided us with the Audrey 2 puppets for our production of Little Shop of Horrors and the puppets were amazing. We found the Monkey Boys to be flexible, helpful and very committed to making everything look great. I have recommended them to everyone who’s called looking for an Audrey 2 puppet rental for Little Shop of Horrors and will continue to do so. We would be happy to have them back at Paper Mill anytime!” — Paper Mill Playhouse