Jabba the Hutt
Jabba the Hutt, a giant slug-like crime lord of the planet Tatooine, is one of the most memorable characters in the franchise. He’s gross, yet life-like and totally believable. Now the character is all CGI, but back in the day it took 7 people to operate the giant puppet that was made out of 4 tons of clay. Two guys moved his arms, one guy worked the tail, one made sure his breathing was stable, and one guy had to smoke cigars for special effects. And, of course, there were two guys on Jabba’s eyes and one that controlled the slime and made sure that the slug-like creature was slimy enough for the gross effect.
No Star Wars creature list would be complete without this adorable Wookiee named Chewbacca. He assisted in defeating two Death Stars and helped destroy a whole Starkiller Base! Not many people know that Chewbacca was actually inspired by the dog George Lucas had in the 70s named Indiana (and yes, the name Indiana Jones also comes from the doggie). The dog rode the car with George Lucas like a co-pilot, thus, Chewbacca’s character was born. Oh, and the charismatic Wookie roar? It was created from a roar of a bear that was mixed with sounds made by badger, lion, and walrus.
Yoda is one of the most mysterious and most loved characters in Star Wars. No one really knows where he came from, but what we do know is that he has trained hundreds of Jedi all over the Galaxy, turning into one of the most recognized Jedi Masters of all time. He’s lived for more than 900 years and even after death continues to visit the living from time to time in a form of a spirit. We love him for his wisdom and a mean sense of humor!