• Mattie Stu

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Ewok Adventure (Probably)

Number 01.

The 1984 made for television movie was originally titled “The Ewok Holiday Special”.

Number 02.

Joe Johnston, the chief concept designer of the original trilogy, worked as the production designer on The Ewok Adventure. He also penned the related children's book: The Adventures of Teebo.

Number 03.

In total, the movie took six weeks to shoot. This was followed by seven days of reshooting and then another two weeks of voice and sound dubbing.

Number 04.

Those combined 7 weeks of shooting took place only five miles from Skywalker Ranch in Marin County. More specifically, the filmmakers utilised a public park named Roy's Redwoods, which contains over 300-year-old sequoias.

Number 05.

The various food items seen throughout the show were bought from San Francisco's Chinatown and the local vegetable markets in Marin.

Number 06.

One of the background matte paintings included Winnie-the-Pooh sitting atop a tree.

Number 07.

Each of the Ewok actors wore baby blue pyjamas under their costumes.

Number 08.

The only character not to be credited was the Gorax.

Number 09.

The narrator of the broadcast, Burl Ives, also commentated over another holiday special – 1964's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

And, last but not least...

Number 10.

Despite its classification as a made for television movie, The Ewok Adventure saw a short theatrical run in Mexico, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

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