Gremlins 2: George Gremlin Movie Prop
George Gremlin still has some diehard fans out there, and it's not for no reason. His serious attitude is the perfect compliment to his considerably more goofy partner in crime, Lenny.
THE GREMLINS MUSEUM
George Gremlin Movie Prop
Last intact full body George Gremlin left in existence
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.
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 and Mogwai 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.
The George Gremlin facial design was based off of golden age actor Edward G. Robinson. Robinson's trademark scowl and strong cheekbones are beautifully captured in George's often angry and annoyed demeanor. Furthermore, the George and Lenny Gremlin pair were conceived to mirror that of "Of Mice and Men" characters, George and Lenny.
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!