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Karen Leigh Prell (born in 1959) is best known as the performer of Red Fraggle in Fraggle Rock. Prell was born in Florida, but grew up in Seattle, Washington. She also performed some characters in other Jim Henson films, and has enjoyed a significant second career as a computer animator for such studios as Pixar and DNA. In Sesame Street, she performed Deena Monster, which was a background character in the classic Sesame Street. Her website includes notes about working with Jim Henson and pictures of her custom puppets.
Prell married fellow mupeteer Mike Quinn. They lived for a decade in England before moving to California to work for Pixar. She was an animator for Geri’s Game and also worked on animation of A Bug's Life.
- Muppet CCentral Archieves interview with Prell, 1998
- Credits for The Orange Box. Reproduced at Mobygames.
- Karen Prell on Muppet Wiki, an external wiki
- Karen Prell's web site
- Karen Prell at the Internet Movie Database