Ever wondered what life was like for the brave puppeteers inside the slimy piece of worm-ridden filth known as Jabba the Hutt? Check out this in-depth, 20-minute fan documentary by filmmaker Jamie Benning showing the cramped confines of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi and how he was brought to life via the amazing work of artists Toby Philpott and Dave Barclay. The video includes rare outtakes, stills and behind-the-scenes magic along with an excellent new interview with Philpott, who claims Jabba was the most expensive puppet ever made and was heavily influenced by Jim Henson's brilliance on The Dark Crystal. He also relates how George Lucas had originally wished to create Jabba the Hutt through CGI but the technology at the time prevented it. Whew!
Have a look at this fascinating tribute to the wonderful work by all the Creature Shop craftsmen and artists who breathed life into the villainous space slug and the insane amount of detail that went into his memorable screen performance.
With recent news of Hutts returning to the Star Wars Universe in The Force Awakens as practical effects, does this amplify your anticipation to see more of Jabba's corpulent crime family?
(Via Geek Tyrant)