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Ewoks
Homeworld Forest Moon of Endor
Language "Ewokese"
Average height 0.66 meters
Skin color Known to be Brown or Gray
Distinctions Primitive, Curious
Weapon Primitive-style weapons (Spears, Catapults, Bows, rocks etc.)
Races Ewok

Ewoks are a species of bearlike hunter-gatherers that inhabit the forest moon of Endor. They first appeared in the film Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983). They have since featured in two made-for-television films, Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, as well as an animated series and several books and games. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... Primitive - A band from St. ... Spears were one of the most common personal weapons from the late Bronze Age until the advent of firearms. ... Drawing of a Roman ballista For the handheld Y-shaped weapon, see slingshot. ... This article is about the projectile weapon bow. ... Rock may refer to: Rock, a geologic substance composed of minerals Rock, short for Rock and Roll music Rock, a small offshore islet with minimal soil Rock, a confectionery made and sold in many of the UKs seaside holiday resorts Rock candy, a type of confectionery composed of large... In anthropology, the hunter-gatherer way of life is that led by certain societies of the Neolithic Era based on the exploitation of wild plants and animals. ... The moon of Endor In the Star Wars fictional universe, the forest moon of Endor, also known as the sanctuary moon, or simply Endor, is a moon that is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... A television movie (also known as a TV film, TV movie, TV-movie, feature-length drama, made-for-TV movie, movie of the week (MOTW or MOW), single drama, telemovie, telefilm, or two-hour-long drama) is a film that is produced for and originally distributed by a television network. ... Categories: Star Wars films | 1984 films | Movie stubs ... Ewoks: Battle for Endor (1985), retitled Star Wars Ewok Adventures: Battle for Endor for the DVD release, is a made-for-TV movie set in the Star Wars galaxy and sequel to The Ewok Adventure. ...

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Physiology

Ewoks are stocky, sapient bipeds that stand about one meter tall. They have flat faces, are completely covered in fur and have large jewel-like eyes. Both their fur and their eyes come in a variety of earth-tones, primarily brown, white, grey, gold and black. Despite their small size, Ewoks are strong; in the climactic battle scene of The Return of the Jedi, they are shown to physically overpowering and once even throwing Imperial Stormtroopers; however, this detail is not consistent throughout the film. Imperial Stormtroopers are highly trained shock troops in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


Society

Ewoks are depicted as living high among the trees of their home planet's forests, in villages built on platforms between the closely spaced trees. They are shown venturing to the forest floor to hunt, and set traps to catch various prey. Although extremely skilled in forest survival and the construction of primitive technology such as wooden gliders and catapults, the Ewoks have yet to progress past stone age technology. They use spears and slings as weapons; they also use hang gliders, battle wagons, and bordoks as vehicles. They are shown to be quick learners, however, when exposed to advanced technology with simple mechanical processes and concepts. Stone Age fishing hook. ... Home-made sling. ... This is a list of creatures in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


The Ewoks have a tribal culture, with a Council of Elders ruling over them, and the Council, in turn, headed by the Chief.[citation needed] A medicine man also lives in the Ewok village.


The surrounding giant trees play an important cultural role in the Ewok religion; the Ewoks are a deeply spiritual race who believe themselves to be descendants of the Great Tree, a sacred tree in the forests. Ewoks also get their medicine from a single tree deep in the forests of Endor's moon. The tree excretes a substance in which the Ewoks call "Chak". They use it to heal their ills.[citation needed].They also get medicine from the medicine man Logray.


Language

An "Ewokese" language was created for the films. On the commentary track for the DVD of Return of the Jedi, sound designer Ben Burtt explains that the language is based on Kalmyk, a language spoken by the isolated, nomadic Kalmyk people of China. Burtt heard the language in a documentary and liked its sound, which seems very alien to Western ears, and after some research identified an 80-year old Kalmyk refugee. Burtt recorded her telling folk stories in her native language, and then used the recordings as a basis for sounds that became the Ewok language and were performed by voice actors who imitated the old woman's voice in different styles. For the scene in which C-3P0 speaks Ewokese, actor Anthony Daniels worked with Burtt and invented words, based on the Kalmyk recordings. This is an article about the film crew member known as a sound designer. ... Ben Burtt (born July 12, 1948 in Syracuse, New York) is the archetypal sound designer (a term he invented) and sound editor for many famous and noteworthy films, as well as directing an Oscar-nominated documentary. ... Kalmyk (Kalmuck, Calmouk, Oirat) is the language of the Kalmyks, spoken in Kalmykia (Russian Federation), Western China and Western Mongolia. ... Kalmyk (alternatively Kalmuck, Kalmuk, or Kalmyki) is the name given to and later adopted by those Oirats who migrated en masse from Central Asia in the seventeenth century to settle in European Russia [8]. Alone among the peoples of Europe, the Kalmyks national religion is Buddhism. ... PRC is a common abbreviation for: Peoples Republic of China Palestinian Red Crescent Popular Resistance Committees This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... A documentary is a work in a visual or auditory medium presenting political, scientific, social, or historical subjects in a factual and informative manner. ... Occident redirects here. ... Anthony Daniels with C-3POs head. ...


Role in Return of the Jedi

George Lucas created the Ewoks because he wanted Return of the Jedi to feature a tribe of primitive creatures that bring down the technological Empire. He had originally intended the scenes to be set on the Wookie home planet, but as the film series evolved, the Wookies became technologically skilled. Lucas designed a new species instead, and says his approach was simple: Wookies are tall, so he made Ewoks short.[1] George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... A Wookiee is a member of a fictional race of hairy bipeds in the Star Wars universe. ...


The Ewoks are involved in a large portion of the final installment in Lucas' original Star Wars trilogy. When the Empire begins operations on the moon of Endor, prior to the events depicted in the film, it ignores the primitive Ewoks. Princess Leia Organa, part of a Rebel strike team, then befriends the Ewok Wicket W. Warrick, a scout from said village, and is taken to meet the other Ewoks. The rest of the strike team are then trapped by Ewoks and brought to the village. The Ewoks worship the protocol droid C3PO, thinking he is a god due to his displays of power arranged by Luke Skywalker through the Force. C3PO tells the Council of Elders the adventures of the Rebel heroes Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo. The Ewoks accept the Rebels into their tribe, and ally themselves to their cause. They then help in the ground battle to destroy the Imperial shield generator on the forest floor, and their primitive weapons fell the Imperial Stormtroopers and the AT-ST walkers of the Empire. This assistance paves the way to victory at the Battle of Endor. Later that night, the Ewoks are shown holding a huge celebration. The Galactic Empire is one of the main factions in the Star Wars universe. ... Princess Leia Organa Solo of Alderaan (born Leia Amidala Skywalker) is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe. ... Wicket Wystri Warrick is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe, first introduced in Return of the Jedi and played by Warwick Davis. ... C-3PO (pronounced See-Threepio, called 3PO for short) is a character from the fictional Star Wars universe. ... Luke Skywalker is a fictional character from the Star Wars universe portrayed by Mark Hamill in the films Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. ... “May The Force Be With You” redirects here. ... Her Royal Highness, Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan (born in 19 BBY), born Leia Amidala Skywalker, is a fictional character in the Star Wars universe played by Aiden Barton in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, actress Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episodes IV-VI, and by Ann... Han Solo is a character in the Star Wars universe. ... All Terrain Scout Transports are bipedal war machines used by the Galactic Empire in the fictional Star Wars universe. ...


See also

This article is about the series. ... Movie poster Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, is a science fiction film that debuted in 1983, and re-released with changes in 1997 and 2004. ... For other uses, see Death Star (disambiguation). ... In the fictional universe of Star Wars, the forest moon of Endor is a moon which is home to the Ewoks and above which the second Death Star was constructed in Return of the Jedi. ... Return of the Ewok is a 24-minute mockumentary starring Warwick Davis, the actor who played the Ewok, Wicket W. Warrick in Return of the Jedi and the Ewok spin-off films. ...

External links

Screenshot of the online Star Wars Databank in July 2006 The Star Wars Databank is the official Star Wars sites repository of information on characters, locations, and technology, sorted by category. ... Wikia (no official pronunciation[2]; originally Wikicities) is a selective wiki hosting service (or wiki farm) operated by Wikia, Inc. ... In the fictional Star Wars universe, the Chiss are a humanoid species with pale blue skin, blue-black hair and glowing red eyes. ... ... In George Lucas fictional Star Wars universe, humans are the most numerous and dominant species, with apparently millions of major and minor colonies galaxywide. ... Jabba the Hutt as seen in the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image:Nikto jedi. ... For a definition of the word rancor, see the Wiktionary entry rancor. ... Spoiler warning: A Rakata Rakata Elder The Rakata are a fictional species from the Star Wars universe video game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003). ... The Shistavanens, colloquially nicknamed “wolfmen” for their lupine appearance appear in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... In the fictional Star Wars series of books and films, the Ssi-Ruuk (Pronounced /si ruk) are a saurian race that invaded from the Unknown Regions of the galaxy. ... Tusken Raiders (Sand People) are fictional creatures that live on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars universe, so named from the attack on one of Tatooines first settlements, Fort Tusken. ... Various Twilek females In the fictional Star Wars universe, Twileks (pronounced /twiː.lɛk/) are a prominent alien species. ... The Ugnaughts are a fictional race in the Star Wars universe. ... A wampa in its lair on Hoth Wampas are fictional predators in the Star Wars universe, resembling Yetis or the extinct giant ground sloth. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Wookiees are a race of hirsute bipeds in the fictional Star Wars universe. ... The Yuuzhan Vong are a race of sentient beings from the fictional Star Wars Expanded Universe that rise as a threat to the New Republic in the New Jedi Order series of novels. ... The Ysalamir (Pronounced e-sal-i-miri or sal-i-miri, pronounced in Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast as uh-sarly-marrey) is an animal in the fictional Star Wars Expanded universe native to the mid-Rim planet Myrkr. ... // The Abyssin inhabit the planet Byss. ... // The Falleen are a scaled, cold-blooded, reptilian humanoid species with pigmentation that varies with mood, known to be as long lived as the Hutts (the Falleen have an average lifespan of 250 Standard Years) who inhabit and originate from the planet Falleen. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... // Ubese are humanoid creatures that are primarily called on as mercenaries or bounty hunters. ...

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Star Wars: Databank | Ewok (338 words)
Warrick, Wicket W. The Ewoks are sentient furred bipeds native to the moon of Endor.
Ewoks venture to the forest floor to hunt, and set traps to catch various prey.
The Ewoks helped in the ground battle to destroy the Imperial shield generator on the forest floor, and their primitive weapons felled the stormtroopers and the scout walkers of the Empire.
Ewok - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki (3616 words)
Ewoks were sentient, ingenious, diminutive furry bipeds native to the forest moon of Endor.
Ewoks were curious individuals that stood about one meter tall; they were omnivorous and used spears, slings, and knives as weapons; they also used hang gliders, battle wagons, and bordoks as vehicles.
The Ewoks helped in the ground battle to destroy the Imperial shield generator on the forest floor, and their primitive weapons felled the stormtroopers and the scout walkers of the Empire, although they took many losses to Imperial blaster fire.
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