Baby Yoda DisneyThe breakout star of The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda, is not actually alive, but rather one foot zero of rubber and machinery, a puppet, in the simplest terms. The show has been praised for using a live-action, old-fashioned puppet for Baby Yoda instead of CGI, though the show originally wrestled with the concept and thought about using a computer-generated Baby Yoda instead. That led to the famous Werner Herzog quote, known Baby Yoda supporter, “Leave it, you cowards.”They left it. Reporting suggests that The Mandalorian costs $15 million an episode to produce, which adds up to $120 million for the eight episode season. So Baby Yoda is less than 5% of the total budget which I mean, given his importance, seems okay.
Source: Forbes January 13, 2020 13:18 UTC