Star Wars - The Force Awakens
The throwback easter egg everyone's talking about ...
Phil Tippett and the Tippett Studio team of animators, modelers, fabricators and compositors re-created the infamous stop-motion Dejarik Holochess set from the original film for JJ Abram’s Oscar-Nominated addition to the the beloved Star Wars world, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Yes, it’s real stop-motion!
We tracked down the original stop-motion puppets used in A New Hope, then meticulously re-created them using photogrammetry, 3d printing, compositing, and some old-fashioned silicone casting.
For an extra dash of feel-good nostalgia, animators Phil Tippett, Chuck Duke, and Tom Gibbons animated the characters counter-attacking R2D2’s move from the original film.