Baby Yoda, the common name of Grog, is a star Wars character from the Disney + Hotstar series The Mandalorian. He is the infant member of the star wars character Yoda and Yaddle. Baby Yoda is an introverted character who likes to live alone or with a small group of people. He just listens while any discussion and doesn’t like to interfere. Qualities of Yoda are that he is adaptable, idealistic, and reserved. You must be thinking about why I am telling you about the features and qualities of Baby Yoda. The reason behind all this description is to provide you with some basic information about Baby Yoda so we can proceed to the debate that “Is Baby Yoda copied character?”
Is Yoda from the 80s’ classic Gremlins?
In a recent interview, Joe Dante said that Baby Yoda is a shameless copy of a character from his 1984 movie “Gremlins”. According to him, Baby Yoda is a copy of the fuzzy little character of his two “Gremlins movies”, Gizmo. Gremlins movie was released in 1984. It is a horror comedy movie. Although, the director has made it clear that he is not going to take any legal action against the creators of Baby Yoda.
During a video call interview, Joe said that “Gizmo gives life to the Gremlin movies. While Baby Yoda is also the same infant character which gives the same experience to the audience. It is shamelessly copied character.” Although the director is not much worried as he says that Gizmo has created a phenomenon of its own and is a popular character.
Fans and followers have also noticed the similarities between Baby Yoda and Gizmo. The similarities of both characters have always been the topics of buzz and discussions. However, it is for the first time that someone of the Gremlin’s crew has expressed this view officially on a public platform.
The shocking similarity between Gremlin and The Mandalorian
Many of you must not be aware of one person who was involved in both projects. Kathleen Kennedy was a producer of Gremlins and has also worked in The Mandalorian. So, we can guess that maybe Kathleen was amazed by Gizmo and used some of hid features to create an inspired character of Baby Yoda. The new series of both projects will be soon out and it will be interesting to see which character will have more impact on the audience.
Despite all these controversies and claims, Disney + original has decided to maintain the silence. For the first time, Joe has been blaming the makers for copying his movie character. On the other hand, fans are excited about the release of the next series of both projects.