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Remember, until the early 1990s, creature effects were all done with puppetry and hand-drawn animation. Yoda's first appearance was in 1980's "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back," and at that time he was a short foam puppet. Many believed that when Yoda was introduced in 1999's "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" he would be completely CGI.
However, many of the scenes in "The Phantom Menace" were completed exactly like they were nearly 20 years earlier - with puppets. The answer, then, is 2002's "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones."
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Did you know that the same man voiced all of these characters? Sterling Holloway voiced Winnie the Pooh, Ka the Snake, and the Cheshire Cat during a long career that included more than 175 roles.
The computer is now an essential tool for the movie maker. The easiest-to-learn editing programs on the market are Apple's iMovie and the Windows Movie Maker. Here are some great resources - answers to FAQ's, explanation of buttons, etc. - for each app.
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