‘Gremlins’ director Joe Dante says Baby Yoda was ‘completely stolen’ from his 1984 film

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Making a beef that includes two of the cutest characters ever? This is not the drama we were looking for.

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1984 director Joe Dante gremlinsApparently one of the few people on Earth who doesn’t smoke with Baby Yoda, aka Grogu

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the pint-sized, scene-stealing, Jedi-powered pop culture sensation from Disney+’s hit star wars By-product Mandalorian,

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That’s because Dante thinks Grogu is a blatant rip-off of gizmos, the mogwai that creates some decidedly nastier

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havoc-wreaking creatures when created by Billy Peltzer (Zack Galligan) and Steven Spielberg. Horror-comedy is not properly attended by friends

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favorite. Like the Gizmo, the Grogu has large eyes, pointy ears, a short stature, and an aggressively high level of adoration.

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“I think longevity [Gremlins] It’s really the key to a character who is essentially like a child,” Dante explained. 

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San Francisco Chronicle In a new interview. “Which brings me, of course, to the subject of Baby Yoda, who has been completely stolen and just copied. Shamelessly, I would think.”

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MandalorianK Brain trustees Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have credited a popular Spielberg-related character influencing Baby Yoda, but it wasn’t Gizmo.

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Referencing the eponymous alien from Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” and Spielberg’s 1982 classic, Favreau has said

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“Dave did a sketch of a Michelangelo/ET moment kind of thing, and he was a source of inspiration. ”

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“Then, Doug Chiang and the entire art department started drawing on it, and Legacy [Effects] People made it up.”

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Mandalorian However, star Pedro Pascal has said that “The Child” made him think of his beloved immediately. gremlins Creature.

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“I saw Baby Yoda in those pictures and I remember saying, ‘Okay, bye, Gizmo,'” he said. Empire Magazine in 2020. ,[I thought,] ‘People will lose their minds over that.'”

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The Gizmo-Grogu rivalry could move quietly into 2021 when Galligan drew a hard line in the sand and called Gizmo cuter, despite still being diplomatic

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“She’s fuzzy and to me, fuzzy is cuter,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “Baby Grogu looks like he’s shaved, or maybe he’s hairless.”