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The Ewok Adventure (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Adventure | Family | Fantasy  -  25 November 1984 (USA)
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Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children on a quest to find their parents.

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Daniel Frishman ...
Deej (as Dan Frishman)
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Weechee (as Debbie Carrington)
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Widdle
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Chukha-Trok
Margarita Fernández ...
Kaink
Pam Grizz ...
Bobby Bell ...
Darryl Henriques ...
Wicket (voice) (as Daryl Henriquez)
Sydney Walker ...
Deej (voice)
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The Towani family civilian shuttlecraft crashes on the forest moon of Endor. The four Towani's are separated. Jermitt and Catarine, the mother and father are captured by the giant Gorax, and Mace and Cindel, the son and daughter, are missing when they are captured. The next day, the Ewok Deej is looking for his two sons when they find Cindel all alone in the shuttle (Mace and Cindel were looking for the transmitter to send a distress call), when Mace appears with his emergency blaster. Eventually, the four-year old Cindel is able to convince the teenage Mace that the Ewoks are nice. Then, the Ewoks and the Towani's go on an adventure to find the elder Towanis. Written by Grand Admiral Murphy

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25 November 1984 (USA)  »

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Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure  »

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Inspired the later "Ewoks" cartoon series. See more »

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The rope attached to the flyer that the father uses to find his two sons in the beginning switches from left to right. See more »

Quotes

Mace: Listen, as soon as I get my gun, we're history, we're outta this place.
Cindel: Why can't we stay here with them?
Mace: Stay here with these walking hairbrushes? Come on Cindel, the're animals.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1989) See more »

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Shameful and poorly executed audience manipulation
12 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A very disappointing experience After the effort that had been made to create the very accomplished and hugely successful feature films, continual interest in the franchise led to the decision to undertake this project. While that in itself was absolutely fine, and the story, while aimed at a younger audience was also acceptable, it is the execution of the story that is so disappointing.

While it is to be expected that a television movie cannot have the level of investment in it that is commanded by a large scale feature film, I found it unacceptable that little effort was undertaken to make this film look credible. The Ewoks are themselves in my view, a cynical creation to make money by selling toys and merchandise rather than tell a story, but setting that apart, surely more resource could have been put up to reflect that the planet is teeming with Ewoks (as per return of the Jedi)and that the central Ewok character Wicket (played effectively by Warwick Davis)was part of a much larger tribe than is demonstrated in this film. Some of the matte painting work is satisfactory, and while ILM did win an Emmy Award for its visual effects for this movie (led my Michael Pangrazio, a matte artist and ILM veteran Denis Muren)I felt that some of the visual work was actually well below ILMs standards. It feels like this film was made to get the biggest possible audience with the minimum possible production budget.

The other failure was in the performance of Eric Walker. The good work carried out by child actor Aubree Miller (she didn't star in anything significant after these Ewok TV films) was totally undermined by the Walker's overacting, playing her elder brother. A restrained performance would have had a much greater impact on the story.

Very young children may well enjoy it, but it should have been so much better


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