Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace Easter Egg - Manny in Pod Race Audience

In the Pod racing crowd, if you look hard you can see Manny, the skeleton from the Lucasart's game Grim Fandango.

This is really hard to see so look hard!

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Contributed By: Robert Merrison on 08-05-1999
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DeLiRiUm writes:
Here is a shot of Indiana Jones in the pod racing crowd. http://www.theforce.net/episode1/newspics/hidden_indy.JPG
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SciFi_fan writes:
Ahem, a quote to these specific Eggs "Anybody from Indiana Jones to LucasArts game Designer Manny Calavera are not among the throngs in the Pod race Arena..." This Quote comes from Star Wars insider Issue 48, (February/March 2000 edition), more specifically from John Knoll, the Episode 1 Visual Effects supervisor. I do agree that several audience members may have a resemblance to these other characters, but it looks as though you're trying to look for animals in clouds. Just because something resembles something else, doesn't mean it is.
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Geekgirl writes:
I am not really a big Star Wars fan, but I have watched the movies my whole life. Just a question... Counldn't these creatures instead be the creatures that in "Star Wars, A New Hope" are playing instruments at the cantina? Or are these and the ones you refer to one and the same?
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those "skulls" are biths.
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The General writes:
The picture is a fake. I have the widescreen version of the movie and just looked at that shot, the screen stops just before "Indiana" shows up.
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Manny has three big triangles on his forehead,and small curving lines on the side of his head. That skull had neither.
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DeLiRiUm writes:
Here is a screenshot: http://www.theforce.net/episode1/newspics/hidden_grim.jpg
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Joshua-kun writes:
As much as I WANT that to be Mr. Calavera, it is indeed one of the creatures featured in the Mos Eisley Cantina that played an instrument. If you look at the Indiana Jones picture, you can see the same creature, and the evidence is even more damning. That really DOES look like Indiana, though.
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This is highly unlikely as in that screenshot there are two creatures that resemble Manny, but neither are exact replicas of him. And if Lucas was to put Manny into his film, wouldn't he just use one and see if you notice it? Like the Indiana egg.
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Razor090487 writes:
To me that looks like a Bith (the instrument creatures from Mos Esily) You can see the crack on his forehead which have earned the nickname from me "Butt-Heads". I have never seen this guy your talking about though so I'm not sure.
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Sihodude writes:
I can assure everybody. The Characters from Grim Fandango, are indeed not in the stands. And neither is Indy. If the man walking up the stairs is Indy, then i'm Obi-Wan :-). The white headed people are the Biths and there are several of them in the stands. Take a look at this screen capture: http://www.siho.dk/pics/noitisnt.png This screen is from the up-scaled version Fox put out as Full-HD, but is indeed only SD up-scaled to 1080p, but it clearly shows that there are none of the spoken persons in the movie here. But take a look at the E.T.'s in the senate. Because they are the natives from one of the systems i the galaxy "Far Away" :-)
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Dylki writes:
I saw Nute Gunray in the that picture. He's up in the left hand corner.
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RB writes:
In the main Screen shot of the crowd during the Pod-Race in the centre of the screen you can see a creature with unfeaseably large hands - he looks like he's giving the thumbs down action!!, this is infact my brother Stu, no-one in the universe has shovels the size of his !!!
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Mongoose writes:
Yeah, I saw what he was talking about. Its only a quick shot, seen a couple of times, but theres definitely a Grim Fangdango character in the stands.
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mr_griz writes:
I agree, Manny is in the pod racing crowd, and in more than one shot. It was a lot easier to notice in the theater, but it's on the widescreen VHS (not sure about the panscan version as I haven't seen it.)
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Amishrabbit writes:
Just submitted some screenshots for review. This one has been bugging me since I saw the movie in the theater.
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monty python writes:
That's not manny. That's a stupid Tuskin Raider
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