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"The most gracious Jabba has one more small condition: he demands you bring back the slime who kidnapped his little…punky muffin."
TC-70, translating her master Jabba the Hutt — (audio) Listen (file info)[3]

Rotta, nicknamed "Pedunkee Mufkin" (translated as Punky Muffin) by his father and also nicknamed "Stinky" by Ahsoka Tano, was a male Hutt and the son of Jabba the Hutt. During the Clone Wars, he was secretly kidnapped by the Confederacy of Independent Systems, which was orchestrated by Count Dooku with help from Ziro, Rotta's great-uncle. The plot was meant to discredit the Jedi Order and scuttle negotiations between the Galactic Republic and the Hutts, but the Jedi were able to rescue him. He was kidnapped by Asajj Ventress and taken to the planet Teth. A Jedi rescue team consisting of Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano traveled to Teth to rescue him. He then became sick and nearly died on his way to Tatooine but survived thanks to Ahsoka Tano. After Anakin Skywalker and Tano evaded Dooku, who tried to kill Rotta and blame the Jedi, Rotta was returned to his father.[3] Rotta was later present when Baron Notluwiski Papanoida visited Jabba's Palace.[6] In 20 BBY,[7] Ventress returned to Tatooine, and wished to avoid attention from Jabba as she had previously kidnapped his son.[8]

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Development[]

Rotta appears in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film, where he was vocalized by David Acord.[3] Per Supervising Director Dave Filoni's initial series concept, Rotta was intended to be a character in the series alongside his father, Jabba. The concept was later developed into the theatrical film.[9] Rotta's part in the story of The Clone Wars film and him being carried by Anakin on his back were inspired by the 1989 Samurai movie Shogun's Shadow.[10]

Continuity[]

In Hyperspace Stories 6, it is revealed that Rotta was recently born. A doll with a bow is seen being made by Brewhada,[11] which means it is set before Hyperspace Stories 1, where the very same doll appears. The events of Hyperspace Stories 1 occur before the Star Wars: The Clone Wars film, where Rotta is portrayed as visibly smaller and younger than in Hyperspace Stories 6.[5] As such, it is assumed that Hyperspace Stories 6 was merely mistaken in its larger depiction of Rotta.

In a Star Wars.com blog post, Rotta is described to be 55 years old during the events of Star Wars: The Clone Wars film.[12] This article gives precedent to Hyperspace Stories 6—which establishes Rotta was only recently born[11]—and assumes the age given in the blog post is an error.

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