First of two made for TV spin-offs from the original Star Wars saga. Star Wars fans remain split as to whether they should be considered part of the official Star Wars canon. However, since Disney acquired Lucas films, this has now become part of 'Legends', and therefore is not cannon.

One of the matte paintings includes Winnie-the-Pooh sitting in a tree.

The Ewok language was based on Tibetan.

The crashed Towani starcruiser incorporated wings from one of the full-sized snowspeeders used in The Empire Strikes Back.

The Gorax is the only character not to be credited.

Four-year-old Aubree Miller, who played Cindel Towani, was a local actress from nearby Sebastopol, California. The Ewok Adventure was her first movie role.

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).

Though made for TV, actually got a short theatrical run in Germany and Mexico.

The Ewok Adventure was shot entirely in Marin County, home of Skywalker Ranch. Much of the action was shot five miles from Skywalker in a public parkland called Roy's Redwoods - a space which contains 300-year-old sequoias, the oldest in the area.

The narrator of The Ewok Adventure also narrated another holiday special - 1964's Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It was Burl Ives.

Inspired the later "Ewoks" cartoon series.

The movie took 6 weeks to film, a re-shooting took 1 week, and a dubbing procedure took 2 weeks. So the movie took 9 weeks to complete.

Joe Johnston, the chief concept designer on the original Star Wars trilogy, was also the production designer on The Ewok Adventure. He not only created the overall look of the Ewoks with George Lucas, but he also penned a children's book "The Adventures of Teebo".

Eyelids for the sleeping Ewoks had to be created by ILM for The Ewok Adventure, since the original masks used in Return of the Jedi did not have them. The blu-ray release for "Return of the Jedi" would digitally add them, allowing the dry-eyed heroes to blink for the first time.

The Ewok actors all wore baby-blue pajamas under their costumes.

Also had a brief theatrical run in Australia & New Zealand.

One of the early working titles for The Ewok Adventure was "The Ewok Holiday Special".

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.

Bobby Bell replaced Mike Edmonds as Logray.

Mike Edmonds declined to return as Logray due to other acting commitments.

Bill George designed the Towani star cruiser and repurposed a pair of snowspeeder wings from Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).

There were some alterations, and cuts. First, Mace was suppose to have his arm caught in a man-eating flower, but was changed to the creature in the tree that bit his arm. Second, at the end of the movie, Mace sees Izerinah (glowing firefly), says good-bye, and then it snows, and Cindel and the Ewoks dance out in the snow, when in reality it doesn't snow and there as no dancing, just victory music.