Photo: Roy Billing as Chief Dufflepud

IMDb has posted a picture of Roy Billing in costume as the Chief Dufflepud. He is standing on the “magician’s garden” set we have already seen pictures of:

The production has asked us to remove the photo and we have complied.

The Dufflepuds are one of the most memorable parts of the book, but they will likely be challenging to visualize for the screen. We don’t know much about how they will be achieved. Will they be entirely computer-generated? Or half CG, half makeup (e.g. Tumnus)? All we know is that green screen tests were shot during pre-production. This picture seems to suggest that at least their upper body will be filmed on set, but it may also be that Billings just wore this to interact with the actors on set and will eventually be replaced with a fully computer-generated character.

Another issue is the character’s height. According to the book, the Dufflepuds are about dwarf-sized, but Billings is certainly not. Will they find ways to make him appear shorter, like the hobbits in The Lord of the Rings?

Thanks to Grant for the find!

70 Responses

  1. redeemedqueen says:

    YOOHOO! PHOTOS…He looks awesome!!!

  2. GlimGlum says:

    Duffers hop. Duffers rock. Go Chief Dufflepud! 😀
    Sail on VDT! 🙂

  3. HM Swanwhite says:

    Noo! I missed out on seeing it!

  4. lucy says:

    poo, I didn't get to see the pic before it was taken down…sigh…

  5. RuralNarniaFan says:

    Now why didn't I think to save the photo? xD

  6. Jedi of Narnia says:

    Anyone interested in the pic, email me at:

  7. Follower of Aslan says:

    I know! I should have saved it while I had the chance. Does anyone have an idea when NWeb could put it back up? Maybe once a teaser comes out…

  8. DancingPrincessCari says:

    [b]At the bottom of this page, it says "1 Trackback or Pingback for this entry" Underneath is a link that says "Primeira foto do chefe dos tontópodes! | – Seu portal para As Crônicas de Nárnia (C. S. Lewis)" click on it, and it will bring you to the picture![/b]

  9. Hope in the Lord says:

    Oh man, I missed it Argh!!! Oh well least I have a bit of his discription from you guys. Can't wait for Voyage YAHOO:D

  10. Lady Polly says:

    heh heh the dufflepuds were very funny