It’s a bit bizarre that a property like this got resurrected for a commercial—sign of the times, I suppose—but it is extremely satisfying to see these craftspeople rebuild E.T. with such fidelity and care. Animatronic puppetry is a fascinating, impressive art, and it’s been responsible for some of the coolest things to ever show up on screen. E.T. is no different.


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