TV Movie | | Adventure, Family, Musical
Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.
Ben Burtt created Malla and Itchy's vocalizations from recordings of bears and lions at Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Washington. For Lumpy's vocalizations, he used a recording of a baby bear at the San Diego Zoo.
Would you look at Lumpy! He's sure grown, huh? And I think his voice is changing
Han Solo: Come on, I'm just teasing.
In the original film, the Millennium Falcon's flight deck had room for five people to be in the same shot together, a back panel of flashing lights, and a distinctive round blue VDU display high above Chewbacca's left shoulder. The flight deck is much smaller in this show, and the backdrop is obviously just a painted wall. The television special was filmed, on video tape, on a soundstage in Burbank, Hollywood, while the original Millennium Falcon set footage was filmed on 35mm film at Elstree film studios in England.
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