‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau Shares On Set Video of Baby Yoda

Courtesy of Lucasfilm/Disney, artwork by Christian Alzmann.


In the spirit of giving thanks in the name of family, football, and gratuitous amounts of food on today’s holiday, series creator Jon Favreau has shared an on set video from The Mandalorian of the internet’s collectively adopted child — “Baby Yoda.”

This much tinier, much cuter version of the wise old creature that Star Wars fans have revered for decades does not yet have a name, backstory, or any type of existential explanation really…but we love him anyway (and so does the Mandalorian, clearly).

Baby Yoda has captivated hearts both on-screen and on the set of The Mandalorian, as a recent Vanity Fair article described how Werner Herzog (The Client) and the rest of the cast and crew were absolutely enraptured by the adorable, realistic puppet.

Check out the behind the scenes video shared by Favreau on Instagram.


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If your Thanksgiving table gets too heated show everyone this video I took on the set of the Mandalorian. #happythanksgivng

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I don’t know about you, but today I’m thankful for Baby Yoda (and of course our bounty hunting space dad)!

Chapter 4 of The Mandalorian will be available to stream exclusively on Disney+ tomorrow, November 29.


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Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. She has spent a large portion of her life dedicated to her first love, photography. When she's not behind the camera, you can find her reading books and comics and dabbling in creative writing. Lindsey’s favourite fandoms are Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Marvel. You can find her on Twitter at @lindyysolo. Contact: directors@nerdsandbeyond.com

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