Speaking to io9, the Mythbusters host revealed that the new Star Wars film will imitate the dejarik of A New Hope with not just the same animation techniques but the same animator, legendary go-motion innovator Phil Tippet.
"I got to go watch him shoot it," Savage said. "It was so cool--the old school technology. Theoldest school technology: his animation. And it's beautiful."
So rest assured that those tabletop creatures will still lumber about with the slightly awkward, unnatural movements of current-day Harrison Ford.