Porgs were a sea bird species native to the planet Ahch-To, where Jedi Master Luke Skywalker made his exile in the years following the victory over the Galactic Empire. The creatures, who dwelled on the cliffs of the island where Skywalker lived, could build nests and fly. Male porgs were known to be slightly bigger in size than females. Baby porgs were called porglets.
Behind the scenesEdit
- "…porgs are cute. You fall into those deep, soulful eyes. I think a lot of people are going to want a porg as a pet."
- ―Pablo Hidalgo
Porgs were designed for the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. They were inspired by the real-life puffins that live on Skellig Michael, and were created using a variety of effects including puppets and CGI. Porgs were first revealed in behind the scenes footage from The Last Jedi at the D23 Expo in July 2017. They were officially named in a StarWars.com interview with Lucasfilm Story Group creative executive Pablo Hidalgo.
- (First identified as Porg)
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6
- ↑ Star Wars Blips – "Keep Away"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 screenshot) . “They are sea birds. Their coloring varies. Males are slightly larger than females. They can fly short distances. They're inquisitive.” (
- ↑ Breznican, Anthony (August 9, 2017). The Last Jedi: Meet the porgs and 'The Caretakers' from Luke Skywalker's island. Variety. ew.com. Retrieved on September 9, 2017.