It is easy to forget with the use of CGI these days, that in the olden day’s things were slightly different. Take the Star Wars movie Return Of The Jedi,
Jabba the Hutt was not created by computer; it was made by hand and inside at the controls was a puppeteer. This is a short movie on the work by Toby Philpott, this is something that everyone should see, as it’s a real eye opener.
After interviewing puppeteer Toby Philpott at great length over Skype I decided to go a step further and create a mini documentary about his work on Jabba the Hutt for Return of the Jedi. This led me down many paths. Here is the result.