This is one incredible dance move by the Groot in the movie Guardians of the Galaxy and now James Gunn is showing off his skills as The Baby Groot, Writer/director James Gunn was the motion capture model for the great end sequence of dancing baby Groot.
He told Yahoo last year:
“Baby Groot dancing is 100 percent me. I was too embarrassed for anyone to be there, so I made everyone leave the room and I set up a camera and I videotaped myself dancing. Then I sent the video to the animators and had them animate over that. I begged them not to leak the video! Two of my closest friends came to an early screening and said ‘Hey, I recognize those moves! That’s you dancing isn’t it?!’”
James Gunn, his brother Sean Gunn (who provided motion capture work for Rocket Raccoon, as well as playing Yondu’s sidekick Kraglin in the film), and Michael Rooker were guests on Doug Benson’s Doug Loves Movies podcast earlier this week at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Hollywood (listen to the episode here), and Instagram user Nerdstak caught a special moment on video: Gunn (far right) recreating his famous baby Groot dance. It’s not long before Rooker and the younger Gunn brother get in on the action, too. You have to check out the video.