Chewie Returns to the GFFA

February 19, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Posted in Television | Leave a comment

The universally beloved Chewbacca is making his debut in the one-hour, season three finale of The Clone Wars on April 1st.  Quoting Peter Mayhew from The Homing Beacon (star “[Supervising Director] Dave Filoni said my participation in creating Chewie for the series was essential,” says Mayhew. “He told his artists to study the way I walk, my mannerisms and demeanor. He said, ‘To understand Chewie, you need to understand Peter.’ We also went into the Lucasfilm archives and studied some of the original Chewie costumes to make sure the details were carried over into the animation.”

In addition, Peter Mayhew was asked to contribute the iconic Wookie growl which was added to the original sounds sourced from the same bank used for the live-action Star Wars movies.  Mayhew stated that he’s been asked by fans for so many years that he’s actually gotten quite good at the growl.

Catch your favorite Wookie on Cartoon Network, Friday April 1st at 8pm e/p.

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