Iconic movie director tears Disney apart for ‘shamelessly’ stealing baby Yoda

The little ‘The Mandalorian’ star made the Disney+ show a global hit. But Joe Dante, director of the 1984 hit ‘Gremlins’, said the character’s look was “unapologetically” taken from his iconic persona.

“I think the longevity (of the movies) is really key with this character (Gizmo), who is basically like a baby,” Dante told the San Francisco Chronicle. “Which brings me, of course, to the subject of Baby Yoda, being completely stolen and just being over-copied. Shameless, I think.

Grogu didn’t always look like what viewers know today. Filmmaker Jon Favreau, creator of the series, recently shared various concepts for the character and the thought process associated with it.


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