Gremlins director Joe Dante accused The Mandalorianof having blatantly copied Gizmo when they designed Baby Yoda.
Disney+ launched in 2019 with The Mandalorian, as the first live-action Star Wars television series. Instantly winning over fans with the adventures of Din Djarin and baby Yoda. Although it was the brutal end of the second season that generated the most discussion between them.
Din Djarin was hired as a Bounty Hunter by a remnant of the empire to track down and capture a creature that fans instantly named “Baby Yoda”. We later learned that his name was Grogu, thanks to Ahsoka Tano, although the original nickname has stuck for fans. While Grogu isn’t a young clone of Yoda (as many have theorized), he certainly does resemble the legendary Jedi Master, and he’s super adorable. However, Joe Dante, director of the Gremlins movies, does not declare himself a fan of the character at all, quite the opposite.
Joe Dante lashes out at the Star Wars series
During a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Dante shared his thoughts on the similarities between Grogu and the Mogwai, Gizmo, making it clear that he believes the team working on The Mandalorian copied the design seen on the 1984 classic.
“I think the longevity of [las películas de Gremlins] is really key to this character [Gizmo]which is essentially like a baby”Dante said. “Which brings me, of course, to the subject of Baby Yoda, who is completely stolen and just copied. Shamelessly, I think.”.
It is worth noting that Yoda first appeared in The Empire Strikes Back from 1980, and Grogu is essentially just a cut-down version. There are some similarities to Gizmo, and it’s certainly possible that Mogwai may have crossed the minds of those who designed the character, but to say that The Kid is a blatant copycat seems like a stretch.
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As for Grogu, we still don’t know who saved him from the Jedi Temple or where he was during the events of the sequel trilogy. After boba fett book, It was obviously confirmed that he wasn’t at Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Training Academy when it was attacked by Supreme Leader Snoke, so there are certainly many more Grogu stories to be told.
As to The Mandalorian, will return to Disney+ in February 2023. What do you think about this controversy?