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Grand Admiral Murphy
The various food items seen throughout the show were gathered from Marin vegetable markets and San Francisco's Chinatown - "cactus, odd little squashes, tomatoes, nuts, gnarled roots, leafy greens and every imaginable type of dried fish and fungus," according to the special's production notes. See more »
Despite days of captivity by the Gorax, Mace and Cindel's father is completely clean-shaven when the kids find him. See more »
Listen, as soon as I get my gun, we're history, we're outta this place.
Why can't we stay here with them?
Stay here with these walking hairbrushes? Come on Cindel, the're animals.
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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 »
Another kids' adventure film on the other side of the galaxy.
These furry little bears known as "Ewoks" had been related to the STAR WARS legend, but this made-for-TV concoction (and the one following this) has nothing to do with the legendary movies. It is, of course, an expansion of the STAR WARS universe that reaches into the realms of mystical adventures, while still holding on to the familiar science fiction theme that George Lucas once created.
THE EWOK ADVENTURE isn't going to win any awards for its basic storyline, plot, and acting routines, and it may remind some of us about the silly live-action Filmation programs that once dominated Saturday mornings in the 70s. The leftover sets from JEDI and its costumes are a real help along with Burl Ives' narration. Don't expect BIG results here; it's VERY predictable! While its fun for virtually all ages, leave this to the kids.
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