CGI Yoda, as rumored to be on the Blu-rays

This is apparently the ‘new and improved’ CGI Yoda who has been rumored to be on The Phantom Menace blu-ray, replacing the traditional puppet. (I’m told this is different – or at least longer – than the clip on the Revenge of the Sith DVD.) Better? Worse? I was never a fan of the TPM puppet – he looked off – but I’m not sure this is any better. (via)

10 thoughts on “CGI Yoda, as rumored to be on the Blu-rays

  1. Doyle

    Yeah…I’m usually a huge fan of model work and puppetry over CGI, but the original TPM Yoda puppet was shockingly amateurish. I mean, they were sitting on twenty years of advancements in animatronics and materials and they couldn’t come up with something better looking than the ESB puppet? This looks loads better.

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  2. Nanook

    Work seems a little cheap… he barely moves, Like a KOTOR character. In fact he’s actually less than that, and what is forgivable for a game is not for a film!
    Nevertheless, he no longer bears the surprised look the old muppet had.

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  3. Bardan Jussik

    This is much better, I look forward to erasing the original rubbish looking puppet yoda from my memory banks.

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