Have you ever heard of Pili puppet show? Strange name, isn't it? It's named "Pili" because every episode has "pili" in its title. This folk-art form is performed by many kinds of puppets - some of them are cool, some intelligent, and some funny. Unlike traditional puppet shows, Pili puppet show uses state-of-the-art animation to help present its fighting art. The delicate design of the appearance and characteristics of each puppet has made Pili puppet show a well-known entertainment act in Taiwan.
Every time a new episode is released in the retail market, Pili puppet show lovers snap them up, especially males around 20-34 years of age. The characters, their personalities, even their favorite expressions are known to almost all throughout the island. Politicians like to compare themselves to the most chivalrous heroes in Pili puppet shows, fighting the forces of evil. In addition, this art has won many honorable titles such as 2005 Golden Bell Award in Taiwan.
Pili puppet shows are made by Pili International Multimedia. The company churns out two new episodes of its immensely popular TV series per week to keep up with demand. In 2000, the Pili movie Legend of the Sacred Stone was released on DVD. In February 2006, a company called Animation Collective created an edited version of Pili, called Wulin Warriors, broadcast on the channel of Cartoon Network. Many characters are portrayed vividly in these works and some of them are worth mentioning.