The show was created in 1995 when Sean and Patrick Johnson were performing in the San Francisco Bay Area under the company name, The Johnson Brothers Puppets. For the 2001 summer season, and after hundreds of performances, Jackal and Hedgehog was completely overhauled. New puppets and props were created, and a new background was painted. It continues to entertain new audiences, and is Swazzle’s oldest puppet show.
Jackal and Hedgehog was written by Sean Johnson and Patrick Johnson, based on an Tunisian folk tale. The puppets were designed and built by Patrick Johnson and Sean Johnson.