While not everyone fell in love with them, the Porgs became quite the cultural phenomenon even before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hit theaters. But if you’re one of the people who is pro-Porg and wondering how Lucasfilm went about creating the squawk for inhabitants of Ahch-To, we’ve got a cool new bit of info for your eyeballs. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Star Wars: The Last Jedi sound designer Ren Klyce explained how they went about creating it through through a mixture of turkey calls, chicken chirps, and doves.
“At Skywalker Sound there’s a chicken coop with these little chickens, and Coya Elliott, our first assistant, went down and recorded those chickens. And then we took that sound and slowed it down and stretched it out and found little chirps. We found this man who releases doves at weddings, and we asked him to come down so we could record them. So we have a little snippet of that [turkey call], a little bit of chicken, a little dove, and cut it all together.”
After Star Wars: The Last Jedi I probably should know not to expect anything but I’m really hoping that J.J. doesn’t just abandon how Rian Johnson set some Porgs up on the Falcon. I mean, that would such a giant plot hole if he totally ignored it and would totally ruin Episode IX or something like that. These are questions that need answered! Right? Let us know your thoughts on the above in the comments section below.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is currently in theaters.