mandag den 8. november 2010

Rancor

Prepare yourself for another movie monster! This time you’ll meet a guy from the Starwars franchise, the abominable Rancor!

Early concept art of this creature was designed by Joe Johnston, the director of Jumanji and Jurassic Park 3. Joe also provided the final designs for Yoda and Boba Fett in the Star Wars movies. The Rancor in Return of the Jedi was originally intended to be a man in a suit like the Japanese Godzilla monster, however the result wasn’t convincing. So the rancor was made into a stop motion puppet which was a pretty good idea, because here decades later, it still looks amazing. (At least I think it does)

The rancor has been described by its designers as a hybrid between a potato and a bear. It is a fierce and armored reptomammal indigenous to the planet Dathomir, although the Rancor in the movie is seen on the planet Tatooine. If you have seen the awesome movie, you will without a doubt remember the scene when Luke Skywalker falls down the Rancor pit in Jabba’s Palace and the Rancor is unleashed upon him. That truly is an impressive scene!

I will without a doubt write about more star wars creatures in future posts, what creatures would you like me to write about? :)

41 kommentarer:

  1. whoa never even heard of this guy

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  2. Oh god that thing always scared me to death when I was little.

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  3. lol this one looks really good, mean and evil xD

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  4. Wow pretty cool :D

    DRAGONS NEXT

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  5. hahaha. god, very frightening

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  6. The rancor scene from Jedi was awesome.

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  7. there is another mystical monster you should look at:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahmaran

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  8. Awesome, didnt know that. I really want to learn more about boba fett. He seems so awesome and cool.

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  9. There just aren't enough bear/potato characters these days.

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  10. i think there was one of these things in magic

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  11. Haha, rancor used to scare the crap out of me when I was younger.

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  12. looks pretty cool haha, what a stud.

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  13. yeah i like'd that beast ;P but it was killed in episode 2 or somethin ;(

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  14. I agree with Uncle Nihilio, though I think he means potato/bear. -_-

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  15. love star wars.especially this monster

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  16. Theres so many monsters that human mind can create:D

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  17. that monster scares the hell out of me

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  18. nice, looking forward to the next update

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  19. rancor is awesome. ther should of been more battles vs rancor's in starwars. im still waiting for my post about teradactyl's :)

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  20. I remember when watched Return for the first time - I wanted to see a lot more of this monster. Any more pics of Rancor?

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  21. Bring me more monster! I love these movies because there always is someone that ends up getting fucked up pretty badly by the monster haha

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  22. Textile engineer:
    Thank you, it sounds really interesting!

    Bart:
    I haven't forgotten you, expect something very soon ;)

    Chris:
    Sure, check my new post :)

    Everyone:
    Thank you so much for your support guys! :D

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