Entertainment Baby Yoda: ‘The Mandalorian’ Star Isn’t Real, but Why Shouldn’t It Compete for Awards?

20:06  07 december  2019
20:06  07 december  2019 Source:   variety.com

Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up

  Adorable 'Baby Yoda' GIFs return after Giphy mix-up One of the most relentlessly adorable characters in Star Wars history just got caught up in some copyright confusion. Giphy has restored GIFs of Disney+ series The Mandalorian's stand-out character The Child (nicknamed "baby Yoda" because well, look at him) after "confusion" over whether or not the animations were allowed. The Vulture claimed in a spoiler-laden piece that the GIFs of the cute-as-hell character were taken down for "copyrightThe move will likely prove a relief if you just have to share the little tyke with everyone you know (straight-up: if you've seen the series, you'll probably want to).

Within the space of a few weeks, Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian has achieved pop culture domination thanks to a small, green blast from the past.

RELATED: The Mandalorian : This Baby Yoda Plush Is Everything You Hoped It 'd Be. Favreau also spoke about the creative process behind bringing The Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi

Baby Yoda won the hearts and minds of “Star Wars” fans this year. But can it also win awards season?

a close up of a stuffed animal© Lucasfilm

The short answer, of course, is no. Baby Yoda — technically called “The Child” on the new Disney Plus series “The Mandalorian” — is not real, and not eligible for its own Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild or Emmy Award. Spokespersons for both the Globes and SAG Awards confirm that there’s no room for CGI/animated characters.

But why not? Baby Yoda is not the first puppet, animated star or computer-generated character to make a splash in pop culture — and it could be argued that there should be a way to select and award such pivotal parts of popular entertainment.

Analysis suggests Disney+ doesn't stream 'The Mandalorian' in true HDR

  Analysis suggests Disney+ doesn't stream 'The Mandalorian' in true HDR The Mandalorian has given us Baby Yoda and, by some accounts, made Disney+ worth it. The first live-action Star Wars show, The Mandalorian packs the kind of action and visual splendor that will remind you why you love Star Wars in the first place, and it stands out as truly original content on Disney's new streaming platform. But it may not be living up to its HDR promises. HDTVTest, a well-respected YouTube channel that tests display quality, reports that, in HDR, The Mandalorian's peak brightness caps out at just 200 nits. HDTVTest goes as far as suggesting that it's SDR video repackaged in a 10-bit HDR container.

That’s why it was a delightful surprise when fugitives Mando (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda took the franchise home again in the fifth episode of The So I noticed the moons of Tatooine are in the same positions over the planet when the Razor Crest arrives in Chapter 5 of " The Mandalorian " as they

The Casual Star Wars Fan’s Guide to The Mandalorian . Yoda was a monk who dedicated his life to a religion that forbade romantic relationships—a policy that kinda contributed to the corruption of one of its members, the rise of a fascist dictator, and the downfall of an entire civilization—so it would be a

Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy would be into it. The characters (via their human counterparts, of course) blasted the Academy Awards during a 2012 junket for their film “The Muppets” as being “species-ist.” “For some reason the Academy does not recognize other species than humans as actors, as artists, as talent,” Miss Piggy said at a U.K. press conference at the time.

However, Kermit does have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which has also honored Big Bird, Snow White, Bugs Bunny, Mickey Mouse, Woody Woodpecker and the Simpsons, among others.

Shouldn’t ALF have been given his due at the Emmys? What about the dancing baby on “Ally McBeal”? Or, more realistically, perhaps Andy Serkis should have been considered for an Oscar in providing the performance-capture for Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Disney cashes in on baby Yoda with crude online merch

  Disney cashes in on baby Yoda with crude online merch It's not surprising that Disney went without merch for The Child (aka baby Yoda) when The Mandalorian premiered, since it would have spoiled one of the streaming show's most adorable surprises. However, the first offerings are rushed, to put it mildly. The media megacorp has listed its first products themed around the sweet green toddler, and they look like they were produced at a make-your-own-shirt website -- you might have whipped up some yourself with a few minutes in Photoshop.They're not cheap, either, with prices ranging from $15 for a tumbler to $45 for a baby-Yoda-badged iPhone XS case from Speck.

Baby Yoda is not Yoda and the guy who runs The Mandalorian just made that pretty clear. Jon Favreau (you know, the guy who made Iron Man) has been doing a pretty solid job steering The Mandalorian ship thus far, and recently he’s answered a few questions about why everyone loves

Baby Yoda is one of the most elusive (and cutest) beings in the Star Wars universe. Where did it come from and why does everyone want it so badly? However, the first few episodes have revealed a story more along the lines of Lone Wolf and Cub, as the titular Mandalorian isn ' t just on a bounty hunt

In 2003, the Broadcast Film Critics Association took a step in that direction, creating the category “best digital acting performance” for its Critics Choice Awards. Gollum won the inaugural award, for his part in “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.” Serkis accepted the award, along with New Zealand’s Weta Digital team, which animated the character. Among nominees, Gollum beat out Yoda for “Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones” and Dobby from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.” But the category was a bit controversial, and didn’t return the following year — or in any future Critics Choice Awards after that.

The MTV Movie Awards also went tongue-in-cheek with its Lifetime Achievement award for a period of time, handing out the prize to characters such as Chewbacca, John Shaft, Godzilla and Jason Voorhees — but that was in the telecast’s early, 1990s life.

There is precedence even at the Oscars of fictional characters landing nominations. In 2003, Donald Kaufman, a character in Spike Jones’ “Adaptation,” was nominated for best adapted screenplay at the Academy Awards, along with his (real) “brother” Charlie Kaufman.

Baby Yoda is out-trending Democratic presidential candidates

  Baby Yoda is out-trending Democratic presidential candidates The data is with him.

Jon Favreau recently discussed why he chose Baby Yoda for The Mandalorian . The character has become the breakout star of the new series. But , why did Jon Favreau choose to go in the mysterious Baby Yoda direction for the show? The show creator explained why and also went into

Baby Yoda also happens to represent countless dollars in merchandise sales down the road, and The Mandalorian will soon include marketing for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. “If you actually want to make money, subscription streaming shouldn ’ t even be your real business,” Ball wrote.

The Emmys and SAG Awards do honor voice actors, but as digital technology continues to perfect computer generated performances, the idea of honoring characters no longer seems that far-fetched. Posthumous performances like Peter Cushing in “Rogue One” or the announced plan by filmmakers to add a computer version of James Dean in their independent film “Finding Jack” may also open the door to an entirely new category of performer.

As for “The Mandalorian,” the new Disney Plus series is indeed eligible to be nominated at the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards. The SAG categories include ensemble cast in a drama — and the show’s cast could always bring Baby Yoda to the ceremony, should they be nominated.

But “The Mandalorian” faces another obstacle to any major acting nominations: Star Pedro Pascal, who plays the titular bounty hunter, is never seen without his mask on. And the rest of the show’s co-stars are so far only recurring, including Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Gina Carano and Giancarlo Esposito. Still others, such as Nick Nolte and Taika Waititi, have only been voices.

Walmart promptly removes bizarre Baby Yoda plush from website

  Walmart promptly removes bizarre Baby Yoda plush from website This is not the toy you’re looking forThe 11-inch doll, made by Mattel, per the original sales label, sold for $24.99 and was listed with a shipping date of July 1. Baby Yoda was positioned in the classic “T-pose,” common to cursory digital renders and most first-person shooters just before the server crashes. No materials were listed other than the beans for ballast in its bum. A notice on the page also indicated that Walmart wasn’t really sure what the final product would look like, and was relying on its manufacturer partner to finalize that before delivery.

This decision isn ’ t all that shocking. In the Star Wars universe, every anti-hero — from Han Solo, who shot first, to Cassian Andor, who did bad things for Both Yaddle and Yoda are dead by the time The Mandalorian takes place, which means that this baby could be the last remaining member of their

What to expect when you’re expecting a Baby Yoda . Photo: Disney+. After a bit of space-adventuring and Blurgg riding, The Mandalorian ends its first episode with a major reveal: There’s a new little green bundle of joy in the Star Wars universe.

For now, just as fans will have to be patient for “Baby Yoda” merchandise, the character itself will need to wait for awards glory.

Video: Baby Yoda is scientifically cute. Here’s why (via Yahoo):

'The Mandalorian' Season 2 to Premiere in Fall 2020, Jon Favreau Says .
"The Mandalorian" dropped its first season finale Friday and just a few hours later, series creator Jon Favreau dropped some big news for fans of Disney+'s live-action "Star Wars" series: The second season will premiere in Fall 2020. "Season 2 of #TheMandalorian coming Fall 2020," Favreau tweeted, revealing that it's gonna be a while until you get to see Baby Yoda again. The tweet also included a picture of a Gamorrean, a species from within the "Star Wars" universe that was not featured in the first season of "The Mandalorian," so maybe he's teasing a Season 2 character here.

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