Is it just me or are the puppets in the Star Wars fan films getting better all the time? I just saw the Animal House/Star Wars fan mash-up Jedi House tonight and it features a really nicely made Hutt puppet the filmmakers nicknamed “Pinki” (supposedly the nephew of Uncle Jabba) that’s complete with cable-controlled blinking eyes.
The forthcoming Return of Pink 5 is looking really impressive so far and features some very nicely made replicas of Yoda and Salacious Crumb in it.
There’s actually quite a tradition of using puppets in fan films, dating all the way back to grandaddy of them all Hardware Wars, which featured a brown coloured Cookie Monster subbing for Chewbacca.
2/9/14 Update: Broken links and embedded videos in this post have been updated.