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What was the better Yoda: Puppet or Digital?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Amidala Starkiller, Jun 23, 2002.


What was the better Yoda: Puppet or Digital?

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Puppet

  2. Digital

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  1. jedijedi

    jedijedi Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 28, 2002
    The Puppet Yoda was cute and - like Commander Antilles said - had character, but the Digital Yoda kicked booty. 8-}

  2. Heather_Skywalker

    Heather_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

    Jul 13, 2002
    Digital Yoda was amazing. No question, but there was still something there when he was a puppet. I don't think they captured it in AOTC as much as there should have been.

    DARTH-POLKA Jedi Youngling

    Jul 13, 2002
    if the puppet in ep1 hadnt looked so weird i wouldve voted puppet
  4. Boba_Phat

    Boba_Phat Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 29, 2000
    I can't decide. The puppet one works in Empire and Jedi. But the digital one works in Clones, and probably would've worked a lot better than the puppet used in Episode I.
  5. Amidala Starkiller

    Amidala Starkiller Jedi Master star 6

    Dec 11, 1999
    It was a puppet in Episode I.
  6. yodaadoy9

    yodaadoy9 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 30, 1999
    The puppet in the OT was better than digital I think. But compared to the puppet they used in Episode I, Digital Yoda is better.
  7. DarthNut

    DarthNut Jedi Knight star 6

    Aug 1, 1999
    The Digital one owns all!

    :) DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.

    ILLUMINATUS_JEDI Jedi Master star 4

    Nov 29, 2001
    Who cares! It's YODA! :D [face_love]
  9. Tayschrenn

    Tayschrenn Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 24, 2002
    Digital was great for expressions/movement/etc. but I still didn't like the look of his skin. It just looks more fake to me. I don't know why :p

  10. Jedi_Knight150

    Jedi_Knight150 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Jul 26, 2002
    the puppet looked way too fake. digital rules. there is no way the puppet Yoda could have faught Dooku like that.
  11. Qui Gon Jim23

    Qui Gon Jim23 Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Jun 11, 2002
    It's Yoda, how can I choose? The Dig Yoda looked better at times, but puppet Yoda had this look about him that they couldn't quite capture.
  12. Fat_Fett

    Fat_Fett Jedi Padawan star 4

    Dec 24, 2001
    Digital Yoda is great. It really makes the ESB Yoda look very dated. Just look at the scene where Yoda says - "Luke! You cannot go!" and you'll see what I'm talking about.
  13. RangerPrincess

    RangerPrincess Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 23, 2002
  14. TIEdie7

    TIEdie7 Jedi Youngling star 1

    Apr 2, 2002
    Digital, definetely. Puppet Yoda was great and all, but he didn't move very much... Digital's expressions also made it a lot better....

  15. Jedi-Finney

    Jedi-Finney Jedi Master star 4

    Mar 22, 2001
    if you see aotc in digital theater then i say digital, otherwise i say puppet.
  16. Jedi15

    Jedi15 Jedi Youngling star 4

    Nov 7, 1999
    When I first saw digital Yoda in the AOTC trailers, I thought he was going to suck. Now, though, after having seen the movie, I think he actually works better digitally than as a puppet.

    Plus, the fight scene! No way they could've done that with the puppet. :D
  17. Jedi knight Pozzi

    Jedi knight Pozzi Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Apr 2, 2000
    `Who cares! It's YODA!'

    Dear G-d! A REAL SW fan.
  18. Valiowk

    Valiowk Chosen One star 6

    Apr 23, 2000
    I'll say puppet. Simply because although digital Yoda may have fit in better and all, and moved more, digital Yoda also looked to me a whole lot like a teddy bear who wanted to be patted...
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  19. Litesabre

    Litesabre Jedi Master star 1

    Jul 1, 2002
    Definitely digital!

    Not only the fight with Dooku was possible through digital technology, but also made Yoda look much more wise in AOTC. And wisdom it's his greatest feature.
  20. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Jun 14, 2001
    I didn't know Yoda was 100% digital until a week after I saw AotC
    I read "Yoda was 100% digital in AotC" and my heart stopped for a second, my jaw dropped and a loud "WHAT!?" emerged from my not-too-silent voice ;)

    digital :cool:
  21. _Padme_

    _Padme_ Jedi Padawan star 4

    Feb 27, 2002
    Digital. When I saw the trailers I had no idea Yoda was digital, and in the movie, yes, I noticed he was, but the job ILM did was impressive. I really liked the eyes and the expression of his face. The puppet is fine, but TPM puppet was worse than the OT one IMO.
  22. RednepSuS

    RednepSuS Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 8, 2002
    Digital Yoda looks serious. Puppet Yoda looks crazy. Lucas must modify the Original Trilogy and change yoda.

    ;) :D
  23. Darth_Iquitous

    Darth_Iquitous Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 9, 2001
    Ooh...definitely digital. It's nice to see some realistic facial expressions on everybody's favorite little green man.

    I hope that ILM goes back and replaces the puppet yodas with more believable digital ones.
  24. droideka27

    droideka27 Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    May 28, 2002
    Digital Yoda was an amazing technological masterpiece and I was totally 100% impressed.

    But Puppet Yoda is forever better in my heart. ESB yoda is my favorite. Especially before he tells Luke who he is. He's sooooooo funny. :p

    I am really not a Yoda fan..... which appalls almsot everyone, but I do have great respect for his character, and the amazing work that went into his fully digital conversion.
  25. stecm

    stecm Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 3, 2002
    Speaking as an OT militant, Puppet Yoda forever!
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