Got nothing to do with whether he was fat or not... TPM Puppet Yoda looks nothing like OT Yoda. As in, not the same person at all. With humans, in situations like this, there's very little to do to avoid it. George couldn't get Young Alec Guinness to play Padawan Obi-Wan (thankfully!). And with humans, we buy it. We understand it. People grow & change in funny ways, so get someone that reasonably has the right look and can nail the part, and we'll ignore glaring--but minor--physical differences. If it's plausible that Yound Guy can grow into Old Guy, that's good enough.Originally Posted by bikerscout
But Yoda's not human, he was a PUPPET. There was no excuse for NOT having "Yoda" there. Digital Yoda, he fits more into the "Ewan" mold... he may not be exact, but he's certainly close enough and plausible at growing into the crazy old elf we first met in 1980. I can buy that Digital Yoda becomes Old Puppet Yoda. But TPM Yoda... that's like casting Hayden Christiansen as Young Obi-Wan Kenobi. Then having MacGregor dub the lines, or cobble them together from old Alec Guinness recordings.