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The Jabba the Hutt design team. In front: Mike Osborn, Bob Keen, Richard Padbury, Jez Harris, John Coppinger. Back: Bob Bromley.

John Coppinger (b. 1947) is a sculptor who worked on several projects for Jim Henson's Creature Shop, beginning with The Dark Crystal, where he was credited with designing and building various environmental creatures, including the walking trees. He worked on several other projects through 2000, on a freelance basis.

Coppinger's other film credits include work on Return of the Jedi (on Jabba the Hutt), Little Buddha, and various Harry Potter movies, as well as extensive work for museum exhibits.

Henson/Creature Shop credits

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