The Adorable Dog Responsible For The Last Jedi’s Crystal Foxes

The Adorable Dog Responsible For The Last Jedi’s Crystal Foxes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In this short clip, a snippet from the bonus content of the upcoming Blu-ray release on March 28, creature concept designer Tim Napper explains the lead up to the final crystal foxes seen in The Last Jedi:

[Rian Johnson’s] starting point that he gave us was to think of a creature that had taken on its environment, physiologically, biologically into its body … once the design was signed off, it became about seeing how that would practically work on a live animal.

Which, of course, meant strapping a bunch of fibre optic-looking strands to a dog and having it bound around while being recorded. And yes, it looks ridiculous…

…but as you can see below, the end result worked out OK.

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