Early designs of the beloved Baby Yoda from The Mandalorian prove that the character wasn’t always the adorable little ball of green sunshine that we’ve grown to love.
The internet lost its cool late last year when The Mandalorian debuted on Disney Plus. While the show was praised for its fantastic action sequences, reverence towards the original Star Wars trilogy, and storytelling, everyone mostly just cared about how cute Baby Yoda was. Revealed at the end of the first episode as “The Child”, the entire series focused on Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian protecting Baby Yoda. It turns out that what was once the cutest thing in the world once began as a horrifying, hairy little monster.
Early design photos of Baby Yoda give us a completely different take on the character who still lives in millions of hearts. These photos come from Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, which gives fans a behind the scenes look at the hit Star Wars series. You can take a look at the images of Baby Yoda below but do so at your own risk.
Early Baby Yoda designs had a different vibe ?
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The first photo, which appears to be the earliest, shows Baby Yoda as a mere rendition of Yoda clumped down to the size of a child. The character is hairy, pudgy, and riddled with lines that seem to show its age, despite it being a newborn. The subsequent images slowly form the vague image of the character we saw in The Mandalorian. These images just show how much hard work went into creating Baby Yoda, who eventually became one of the greatest characters in the Star Wars universe.
Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.
The Mandalorian season one is now available exclusively on Disney Plus.Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the Star Wars franchise and Baby Yoda as it develops. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!