Well, it turns out that this creation was not just CGI; they actually built Baby Jack for real – probably because digital technology can only traumatize children. The animatronic puppet was an eerily accurate recreation of Black’s head – albeit glued on top of a baby body with no genitals.
And footage of the crew passing around this bearded monstrosity as if it were a loved one’s newborn baby certainly adds to the ick factor.
Hopefully the producers have kept the prop safe somewhere, just in case they get the green light to do so. High fidelity babies.
Santa The crew showed off Santa’s dismembered torso (buttocks and all)
It’s no secret that the Santa Claus franchise is a christmas madness tangled web, so it’s perhaps fitting that the making of the film straddles the insanity line as well. First, the offices responsible for creating the film’s many impressive special effects felt less like a Christmas wonderland and more like a serial killer’s basement. I hope no one brought their children to meet The eight (headless) reindeer of Santa Claus.
And rather than having Tim Allen go full DeNiro in angry bullor simply pushing a portly gentleman off a roof to get all his trappings, Tim Allen’s Santa Claus body was achieved through prosthetics which, at certain stages, gave him a real ‘going to dinner at Leatherface’ vibe. .
Not to mention the truly distressing sight of Santa’s dismembered torso, apparently purchased from the Buffalo Bill collection, shaking like a bowl full of jelly when groped by reporters.