Early concept art by Joe Johnston.
Concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.
Concept art of the Rancor sequence by Ralph McQuarrie.
The final maquette.
Suit construction underway.
Minor touch-ups are added to the suit.
Filming the test sequence.
The Rancor suit with crew.
The Rancor suit.
Sculpting the Rancor.
Tippett adds minor touch-ups to the rod puppet.
Tippett with the rod puppet.
The various mechanisms of the puppet.
Close-up of the head, from ‘Classic Creatures’.
Filming the creature.
The ILM crew made this photo as a joke, by posing the Rancor along with the ‘flying’ Vermithrax rod puppet from ‘Dragonslayer’. The photo was taken as official for many years, and is probably the influence on the expanded universe Krayt Dragons.
Main Article: Guest Stars: The Rancor