Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Stuart Freeborn dies at age 98



Stuart Freeborn, the man behind the creation of the puppets and any type of creatures we saw in movies such as 2001: Space Odyssey and Star Wars passed away today at age 98. In the picture above we see Yoda, Stuart and Irvin Keshner director of the second installment of Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back. On June 1997 when Star Wars Episosode I was on production, the guys from the creature workshop showed Sturat who was already retired, what were they working on a quarter century after the creation of Yoda. This short was included in the DVD of Episode I.