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Return of the Jedi, in Harmy's Despecialized, has CGI by "mistake"?

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Hello!

First, I watched Harmy’s Despecialized Edition, and I loved it! But I have a doubt: is this creature that appears in “Return of the Jedi”, in front of the Jabba’s palace (at 17 minutes) a CGI, or stop motion?

!{}(https://imgur.com/a/zbSlZDF)

Can anyone tell me?

Cheers!
Arthur.

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Oh, thanks! I had suspected it was a puppet, hahaha 😄

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Yeah but I’m not a big fan of that one, because this is how Fett dies 😕

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I always thought it was CG also, it’s just so quick compared to what you’d expect.

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Someone needs to learn that in the Simpsons canon, the mid 80s only semi-happened. They just skipped from 1980 to 1990, except for a few events in the 80s, and that’s their explanation for why the Simpson’s aging is weird instead of just saying it’s a god damn cartoon.

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SparkySywer said:

Someone needs to learn that in the Simpsons canon, the mid 80s only semi-happened. They just skipped from 1980 to 1990, except for a few events in the 80s, and that’s their explanation for why the Simpson’s aging is weird instead of just saying it’s a god damn cartoon.

I am confused as to how this is relevant 🤔

“You can’t polish a turd. But you can shape it to look like candy.”

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I am confused by this thread’s title. There is CGI in Harmy Despecialized on purpose, the effect for the Death Star plans was the second ever use of CGI in a theatrically released movie.

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What is going on in the second half of this thread… I sense some usage of the Chewbacca defence.

I’ve always liked that burping frog-like puppet in RotJ. As far as I know, Lucas didn’t try to “improve” it with CG effects for the special edition.

Bluto

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Bluto said:

What is going on in the second half of this thread… I sense some usage of the Chewbacca defence.

What happened was I said something dumb but quickly edited it into a shitpost, which derailed the thread a little bit but now I wish to own up to my crimes and right my wrongs.

It really does look a lot like CGI, which confused me when I first saw Harmy Despecialized (as someone who’s young enough to not remember a time before the Special Editions), but even without proving it was in the original movie by showing pictures from GOUT or a Laserdisc or film scan, it makes sense that it was in the original movie because it’s not exactly something easy to miss on Harmy’s part.

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SparkySywer said:

What happened was I said something dumb but quickly edited it into a shitpost, which derailed the thread a little bit but now I wish to own up to my crimes and right my wrongs.

It gave me a good chuckle in any case!

I’ve taken another look and see what you and the OP mean about the frog looking like CGI. Not because it looks slightly off (in the way crap CGI does), but because entire movement looks too realistic to be a simple puppet. I would say the effect is streets ahead of Salacious Crumb for example, who moves more like a Muppet.

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