This beautifully posed George Gremlin prop is a real treat to look at! This particular puppet is one of around five total George puppets produced for the movie Gremlins 2 and is what's called a 'throw around' or 'dummy' prop. Typically these variations were used when a puppet was needed to grasp or hold onto an actor. Rick Baker's Cinovation Studios typically made one of these style props for each of the main characters in the movie and George was no exception. The George Gremlin design was sculpted by Jim McPherson who has become a great friend and treasure trove of memories which he's been kind enough to share with us over the last couple years.
This full scale George Gremlin prop came to us in surprisingly great condition. The 'throw around' props like this and Greta weren't used quite as hard during production, so they tended to hold up over the last 30+ years better than others. Special thanks to restoration artist Joe Petro for his masterful work on getting this guy back into great shape!
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
The magical collectibles store that Gizmo calls home has just been destroyed, and the tiny monster finds his way into a newly erected skyscraper. Billy Peltzer (Zach Galligan) and his bride-to-be, Kate (Phoebe Cates), who have previously dealt with Gremlins run amok, discover that Gizmo and an impish legion of reptilian pals are inhabiting the downtown building. The couple tries to stop the creatures from escaping into New York City, but this new batch of beasts might be uncontrollable.