Head on over to IGN for an article that sheds some light on what went into the process of designing the diminutive character Babu Frik in The Rise of Skywalker. Creature effect supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisors Roger Guyett speak in the article about crafting the little droidsmith (that voice!) for his debut in Episode IX.
Babu was first revealed to fans back in October as the marketing blitz for The Rise of Skywalker began to kick into high gear.
When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hit theaters, a great debate began. Social media has been back and forth on who is cuter; Baby Yoda (yes, The Child, we know) or Babu Frik. The Anzellan droidsmith plays a pivotal role in The Rise of Skywalker. So, how did the littlest member of Zorii Bliss’ Kijimi crew come to life on the big screen? IGN got a chance to speak to the VFX team including creature effect supervisor Neal Scanlan and special effects supervisors Roger Guyett about what it took to make this tiny guy a reality.