A fairly large portion of “Practical” – the fifth episode of the Disney Gallery series about The Mandalorian – is dedicated to Baby Yoda. And why wouldn’t it be? Certainly the fortunes of the show have turned, to a large degree, around the success of that character’s introduction.
But on this episode of the mini-documentary series, you also find out about the intersection of performer, prosthetics, and animatronics; the use of World-War-II-era weapons as design inspirations; how the special effects wizards use the starfield to enhance the impression of spaceship movement; how they worked in the use of miniatures (when digital effects would have been cheaper); and much more. Punch it!