Mr. Oreo, the raccoon who was the inspiration for the character of Rocket in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has passed away aged ten, after a short illness.
— ScreenJunkies (@screenjunkies) February 7, 2019
Mr. Oreo assisted animators in capturing racoon behaviour and movements to create the character of Rocket, who was voiced by Bradley Cooper. Rocket made his first appearance in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and featured in the 2017 sequel, as well as in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War. He will also appear in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, which we can only hope will be dedicated to Mr. Oreo.
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When Guardians of the Galaxy debuted in Hollywood, Mr. Oreo accompanied director James Gunn on the red carpet.
Mr. Oreo’s death was publicly announced via a Facebook fan page for Guardians of the Galaxy, who received the information from Mr. Oreo’s humans, who thanked their “wonderful vets for their compassion and care.”
RIP Mr. Oreo.
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