The 97 Jabba is full of wrinkles and folds, he “looks” like a real object.
His design however doesn’t match the Jabba puppet at all. The best comparrison I can think of is a cartoon. Cartoons often simplify the design because drawing a complex figure over and over would become difficult. If you watch a cartoon based on a movie, the animated version is sort of a broad strokes version.
The later Jabba is a much closer match to the puppet, which is probably why I dislike it, the closer it gets the easier it is to see what is wrong. This Jabba lacks the texture of the previous one, it looks flat with the wrinkles painted on. This may be why he looked better in Phantom Menace, they painted it to look good front on in a particular lighting state, however when taken out of thaf environment it falls apart.