James Gunn, who wrote and directed the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, released a shot from the set with Michael Rooker as Yondu and Luke Klein as a young Peter Quill.  

He also revealed how the animated elements of the Disney+ special were created. 

Although Rooker and Klein only make an animated appearance in The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, they were both presents during filming.  

Gunn shared a picture of the two wearing their Ravagers costumes on social media. 

However, Rooker is not donning the prosthetics and makeup that would have transformed him into Yondu in the live-action version of the movie. 

Gunn stated on Instagram, “We employed old-school rotoscoping animation for in the style of the Ralph Bakshi films I adored growing up — and giving us thatnostalgic Christmas Special feel.  

“Actors Luke Klein, Michael Rooker, and Sean Gunn were recorded, and we later frame-by-frame analyzed the video.  

Sean’s size was decreased to that of his younger self, Rooker’s fin was inserted, and Luke’s looks were changed to more nearly reflect those of a young Peter.  

In the animated segment of the program, Rooker reprises his role as the late Yondu, and Klein succeeds Wyatt Oleff in the part of the young Peter Quill. 

Mantis and Drax are the major subjects of the show, which is narrated by Pom Klementieff.