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The Ewok Adventure (1984)

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director:

John Korty

Writers:

George Lucas (story), Bob Carrau (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Walker ... Mace
Warwick Davis ... Wicket
Fionnula Flanagan ... Catarine
Guy Boyd ... Jeremitt
Aubree Miller ... Cindel
Burl Ives ... Narrator (voice)
Daniel Frishman ... Deej (as Dan Frishman)
Debbie Lee Carrington ... Weechee (as Debbie Carrington)
Tony Cox ... Widdle
Kevin Thompson ... Chukha-Trok
Margarita Farrell Margarita Farrell ... Kaink (as Margarita Fernández)
Pam Grizz Pam Grizz ... Shodu
Bobby Bell Bobby Bell ... Logray
Darryl Henriques ... Wicket (voice) (as Daryl Henriquez)
Sydney Walker Sydney Walker ... Deej (voice)
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Storyline

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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Those cuddly courageous Ewoks from Return of the Jedi are back in their own adventure. See more »


Certificate:

TV-G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Ewok Adventures See more »

Filming Locations:

Marin County, California, USA

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Korty Films, Lucasfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place between the events of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See more »

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When Cindel is telling Wicket about the crash of her spaceship, the ferret they are playing with disappears and reappears between shots. See more »

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Mace: A rock? These little bears are nuts
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In the US DVD release, the 20th Century Fox logo and fanfare along with the title card, "A Lucasfilm Limited Production" are added to the beginning of the film. The US MGM/UA original VHS release does not include these items. See more »

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By no means "Star Wars", but still charming
9 December 2015 | by peefynSee all my reviews

Caravan of Courage is not a bad movie, and does not deserve to be forgotten. If you hold it up against the Star Wars saga, it obviously pales in comparison, but that's comparing apples and oranges. This movie, a made for TV-movie intended for children/family-viewing, serves a completely different purpose.

The story is simple and easy to follow, two lost children searches for their parents with help from the Ewoks. I must admit that the story did very little for me, and especially Walker's character were at times especially annoying (mostly to create smaller scenes of conflict).

The highlight of the movie is the stop motion, the costumes, the matte paintings and sets and the special effects. If you like practical effects, it's fun to see how the ILM-crew managed to get quite a lot of a small budget. It's obviously far from perfect, but very charming.

In keeping with the Star Wars Holiday special, it does not subtitle the alien characters, or dub them. It does, however, employ a narrator, explaining some of the things which is hard to understand by body language alone. The Ewok community is also similar to how it looks in episode VI. The human characters do at some points seem a bit unfamiliar with the fact that the Star Wars universe is filled of all sorts of unknown creatures - but it's hard to say exactly what their background is.

At its best, the movie is the like other 80s fantasy/adventure classics about children, like the Time Bandits, Labyrinth and the Goonies. It does not manage to reach the level of imaginative storytelling that any of these other movies display, but the heart is definitely in the same place.

Despite it not being a particularly fun movie, or that well made, it's still an interesting movie. If you are interested in Star Wars-lore, special effects, popular culture or film making, you might enjoy this movie quite a bit.


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