Ewok Celebration

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"Ewok Celebration" (originally known as "Varner's Vindication"), known commonly as "Yub Nub", is the title of a 1983 song that appears in the end of the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi during the celebration of the Ewoks on Endor with the Rebel Alliance pilots after the destruction of the Death Star II.

Credits[edit]

"Ewok Celebration" was composed by John Williams, the lyrics in the Ewok language were written by ILM sound designer, Ben Burtt. The English lyrics were written Joseph Williams. It was published by Bantha Music and is administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corporation.

Other uses[edit]

In the 1997 edition of the film (see List of changes in Star Wars re-releases), a different song ("Victory Celebration") without lyrics replaces the original version. As with virtually all changes made to the original films for the new editions, some fans were not happy with the change of song.[citation needed] It does not appear on newer editions of the soundtrack recordings, available only in an obscure box set.[citation needed] The song has been used in several Star Wars video games released after the special editions came out, such as Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy and Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike.[citation needed]

Other versions[edit]

In 1983, Meco recorded a version of the song "Ewok Celebration" which reached No. 60 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1]

The song appears in an episode of the sitcom Spaced; the producers could not acquire the rights to use the original recording, so Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg performed and recorded their own version.[citation needed]

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