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Muppets to Be Computerized?

IMDB has a blurb about the future of Muppets. Frank Oz gave an interview to the Chicago Tribune (login required) in which tells us all about Yoda. One of the thing he points out is that the Yoda in the last two Star Wars films was completely CG. Instead of four people wrangling a physical Muppet, Oz just lent his voice to what the computer folks did. He even admits that compared to the new CG Yoda the old one looks "archaic."

Luckily despite the hysterical tone of the blurb, they do not mention more Muppet replacements. But somewhere out there today in the world is a piece of sand that will become a silicon chip, that will power the processing to run the software to bring Kermit the Frog to life in CG. It will be a sad day indeed when that happens, not necessarily a bad thing, but the end of felt covered era. -- Terrence Ryan

Posted by on November 1, 2005 9:20 PM
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