He's hairy, hot-headed and handy with a bowcaster. Kids love him because he's like a big teddy bear. Grown-ups value his loyalty and battle savvy. There's no one like Chewbacca,the beloved Wookiee of Star Wars™ fame.
Thousands of kids recently submitted questions to the "walking carpet" in anticipation of his debut in the one-hour season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars™. Chewie took some time from his duties to
answer some of the most popular questions in this Yahoo! premiere video:
Ahsoka Tano is taken captive andIn the season three finale, the young Jedi
stranded on a planetary game preserve, where she finds herself on the run from
merciless Trandoshan hunting parties. With the odds stacked against her, hope for
rescue dwindles -- until her escape efforts receive an unexpected boost from a
friendly (and furry) fellow captive.
"These finale episodes are among the best we've produced"
says Dave Filoni, supervising director of The Clone Wars. One reason: Peter Mayhew, who has played the
iconic role of Chewbacca since the original Star Wars in 1977, played an essential
role recreating Chewie for the series.
Mayhew advised the animators on the movement,
posture and mannerisms of the character he played in the first trilogy and Revenge
of the Sith. Filoni said, "We couldn't
have done it without him; it just wouldn't have been Chewie."
The season finale of The Clone Wars airs April 1 at 8:00 p.m. on
Cartoon Network. Watch Chewbacca in a scene from the episode below.