I am possibly the only person on planet that loves 1997 version of Jabba more then bluray version. I am aware that it lacks details, and has a more crude shape, but to me it lightning and its shape felt more realistic, blu ray version seams more cartoony. I have to defend myself by saying I am artist, aka not visually illiterate: http://i.imgur.com/KFCkWxq.jpg and 3d artist http://i.imgur.com/vorw9DN.jpg
Well… I was there, but the more I look at it the worse the 97 version looks. It has better colors, better alignment to the scene, but it is an inferior CG model. The replacement is closer to the original puppet… except in color. My ultimate solution is to rotoscope Jabba and color correct him separately.