Disney+ is filling in their Star Wars content with Ewoks and more on April 2nd! Star Wars fans have eagerly awaited these series and films and now they are just weeks away! Here’s a rundown of the original releases and fun facts for these titles:
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
This was originally televised on ABC-TV on November 25, 1984 and titled The Ewok Adventure. The film stars Eric Walker, Aubree Miller, and Warwick Davis returning as Wicket the Ewok. The film’s audio track was simulcast on regional FM radio stations to provide a full stereo effect. The film was released in theatres in Europe but was titled, Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure. The working title was, ‘Ewok Holiday Movie’.
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
This sequel to The Ewok Adventure was televised on ABC-TV on November 24, 1985. The film was released in a limited run in Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Because of the film’s darker tone, the broadcast started with the warning, “Tonight’s continuing fantasy adventure of Cindel and the Ewoks contains some scenes of suspense and jeopardy which may be too intense for very young viewers. Parents are encouraged to watch with their children”.
Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume I
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars (not to be confused with Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: THE Clone Wars) debuted on Cartoon Network on November 7, 2003. The Emmy Award winning micro series spans 20 chapters with 3-7 minute episodes. This volume was released on DVD and makes up seasons 1 & 2. The series picks up 3 months after the events of Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume II
This second Volume of the micro-series debuted March 21, 2005 on Cartoon Network. This volume comprises Season 3 which includes chapters 21-25. The last Volume debuts the new villain from the upcoming Revenge of the Sith, General Grievous, this Volume leads right up to the start of Episode III.
Ewoks – Season 1
This animated series debuted with the Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour, the first Star Wars animated series, which debuted on ABC on September 7, 1985. The season was comprised of 13 episodes featuring Wicket, Princess Kneesa, Teebo, Latara and others as they battled the bumbling but aggressive green-furred Duloks led by King Gorneesh.
Ewoks – Season 2
This second season titled The All-New Ewoks was made up of 13 episodes which included two 11 minutes segments. This season debuted September 13, 1986 and was no longer part of the Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour since the Droids series was dropped. The Ewoks cross paths with the Empire in this season.
The Story of the Faithful Wookiee
We are now one step closer to having The Star Wars Holiday Special streaming on Disney+! This short animated sequence was seen in the infamous Special from 1978. It was produced by Nelvana who did the Ewoks series. Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and James Earl Jones reprise their roles. This was the on-screen debut of the new villain from the Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back! This short was originally included as an Easter Egg in the Star Wars Blu-ray boxed set in 2011.
Now we’re just waiting for the animated Droids series and The Star Wars Holiday Special to make its debut. What are you holding out Disney???
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