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If you hate Ewoks, you have no soul. >>>I have no soul. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.67.104.4 (talk) 18:33, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

.....Not to mention their apparent grasp of aerodynamically proficient gliders despite having stone age technology in all other respects.....! Dainamo 00:01, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Endor was a moon though, presumably with a lower gravity than we're used to on earth - might help when building gliders. --81.134.54.129 11:21, 15 Nov 2004 (UTC)

I just listened to the ewoks speaking Tagalog and I'm positive they say "Ayun! Puno daw 'to". Ayun is a phonetic spelling of iyon meaning over there. Besides hearing just it, it really makes a heck of a lot more sense than ngayon. I'm going to change it if nobody minds.

The Ewoks also resemble and act like Covenant Grunts from the Halo video game and NATHAN FERGUSON universe.--Ed Telerionus 13:59, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Herion - are the Ewoks muppets, or are there actors in there? I guess it's impressive that I can't tell.

They were actors. Lucas had to hire a lot of little people, in deed I think the dwarf who plays R2 also played the role of an ewok. Only the tiniest Ewoks (the babies) were probably puppets, but we only see them in close-ups so it's difficult to tell.

"Initially, Lucas wanted an artificial language based on mathematics and the computer they used for this, resulted something that looked much like ancient Greek. " What the heck? Where's who getting what from? I'm removing it from the article until someone can quote a source on this...

done in the movie?[edit]

Were the ewoks played by little kids, midgets or muppetry or some combination thereof?

They were both, little kids (which is the movie aimed at anyway) and small people. The people of ILM actually wanted to use animatronics to create the ewoks. But George Lucas decided to use stupid looking masks that do not look anything near realistic.--46.127.36.129 (talk) 11:26, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

song[edit]

this is not relevant but funny so maybe it should be put into the links http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3XBwVp7Fjs —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.71.47.35 (talk) 22:38, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

dictionary wtf?[edit]

i dont think wikipedia wants a language translation. klingon language doenst, and neither do any other fictionl languages, so this shouldnt either. i am removing it. Plough talk to me 03:28, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

ewok, so cute so odd, but lovely these are friendly creatures with huge fangs on their bums —Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.186.156.13 (talk) 01:18, 25 September 2007 (UTC)

Hobbits[edit]

Statement saying that Ewoks are modelled after Hobbits has been removed. Ewoks and Hobbits are very different and have little similarities. Unless some one can provide details or a quote from Lucas, etc please leave it off.

Dating of Ewok spinoffs[edit]

The recent young adult novelization of Return of the Jedi has Wicket remembering the events of the live-action Ewok films, explicitly dating them before Return of the Jedi (and thus leaving open the possibility of the Endorian Holocaust). Also, although I am not a long-time Star Wars fan and thus am not familiar with the debates involved, I do not understand the reference to the Ewoks' use of English in the Ewok films. I just saw them for the first time, and it seems clear to me that the Ewoks only start using English words after they've had an opportunity to hear the Towani family use them. In particular, Wicket seems to know more English than any other Ewok because he has the most contact with Cindel. I think this argues for rather than against a dating prior to Return of the Jedi. Gildir, 24 January 2006

Userbox[edit]

created a userbox: Redd Dragon 13:50, 15 February 2006 (UTC)

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Hate Ewok and defeat of storm troopers[edit]

I hate ewoks, like many people. They're stupid, clumsy, stone age and look like overgrown teddy bears. How can they beat up a stormtrooper with a rock? I mean stormtroopers can withstand a projectile going fast. Check the Lucas Bashing and Fan criticism of George Lucas24.7.112.100 04:28, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

I, am, a, ewok, chiapet. You, are, a, wookie, taco. Darth Katana X 18:19, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

The Ewoks are cute and cool. They defeated the imperials no matetr wot u say 195.93.21.5 20:42, 22 August 2006 (UTC)

i hate being raped by ewoks

The Ewoks are really all of Chewie's illegitimate kids. That's why they call him "Big Daddy." He was trying to hide them on the moon of Endor but got caught. You see, Wookiees have 40-50 children in a litter. 153.2.246.32 01:59, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

I agree. The whole Ewok-plot makes no sense at all. But Lucasfilm made a lot of money with merchandising-products. They actually had a big success with the Ewoks (that does not change the fact that their appearance in the film ruined the movie for adult fans).--46.127.36.129 (talk) 11:51, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

Indeed. The whole movie was made entirely to sell shitty toys to little kids.--83.78.107.176 (talk) 14:30, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Ewokese[edit]

Shouldn't the "Language" section be moved to the "Ewokese" entry?

Also, in the DVD commentaries, I believe the sound designer reveals that the language was based on that of an obscure nomadic tribe from western China--someone should look into that and include that information. If you listen closely to when the Ewoks discover C3PO they speak tagalog. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.106.100.80 (talk) 19:13, 21 August 2010 (UTC)

Cannibals?[edit]

I was wondering about the cannibal part of this entry. Is there any evidence that the Ewoks are cannibals? Some have pointed to the fact that they are going to eat humans in ROTJ as evidence. This only means that they eat people, not that they eat each other. The definition of cannibalism is that you eat your own kind. People eating people, rats eating rats, and dogs eating dogs would all be examples of cannibalism. Ewoks eating people is not cannibalism. If there is no evidence of Ewoks eating Ewoks, this should be removed. 147.155.21.38 00:10, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

You're absolutely right and I can't believe no one has fixed this since you pointed it out. I'm changing it right now. Medleystudios72 (talk) 17:43, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

The definition of cannibalism can apply to humans eating humans, a non-human eating human flesh, or in zoology, an animal eating its own species. Ewoks are cannibals. Colbtron (talk) 16:42, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Colbtron, you are incorrect. NO DICTIONARY defines cannibalism with the inclusion of animals eating humans. Ewoks are not cannibals and if you revert again, I will report it as vandalism.Medleystudios72 (talk) 18:47, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

wikt:cannibal

Noun
cannibal

   1. An organism which eats others of its own species.

^^^ seems clear that Ewoks are not cannibals. –xeno (talk) 18:59, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

This is a bit like one of the many discussions where anti-muslims folks are called "racists", and internet lords jump in to explain that it can't be racism. Fine, so they're xenophobes, which is really what folks using the word "racist" meant. Similarly here, Ewoks appear to be anthropophages. Not as catchy as cannibals, but it's puzzling that folks are calling for no mention of it to be made instead of calling for the precise wording to be used. Is there a reason why Ewoks' rampant anthropophagic customs should not be mentioned? 99.58.56.123 (talk) 20:50, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Information box?[edit]

Well if you take a look on the info box on Ewoks, it doesn't have anything. But when you click edit page, It will have something in the editing page.????? I have seen this happen Lokinjo 23:23, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism...[edit]

edited the page to remove vandalism related to some guy called roly. 84.68.110.116 17:50, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

February 15-page edited to remove a huge spam paragraph somebody posted, a bunch of nonsense, saying "Hi" to the world, and foul language. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.98.95.238 (talk) 18:40, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

MORE VANDALISM! IN THE LANGUAGE SECTION! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.112.156.166 (talk) 20:34, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

WRT to Ewok overcoming stormtroopers[edit]

.. A small band of hunter-gatherers with stone-age technology triumphing over highly trained, technologically advanced, professional soldiers was utterly implausible. ..

Yes, but NOT impossible. The Vietnamese, Koreans and Iraquis have strung the Americans along for decades. The Afghanis strung the Russions on for over a decade, when the russians were at their strongest, and now do the same to the `coalition of the willing'. But then again, it is fiction. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.172.4.44 (talk) 07:16, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

The Afghans did have a little help... from US... but the Ewoks had help too! 153.2.246.33 (talk) 08:06, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

If the Vietnamese, Koreans, Iraquis and Afghanis were fighting with stone spears and log traps, you might have a point there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.227.105.149 (talk) 18:50, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Well... all these people were humans armed with modern weaponry... not unrealistic looking teddybears who were only created for merchandising. It is not a good idea to compare historical events with a badly directed cartoon-war.--46.127.36.129 (talk) 11:46, 18 August 2011 (UTC)

@46.127.36.129: I agree. It is really stupid to compare realistic warfare (were humans actually died) with bad movies.--46.127.36.129 (talk) 11:17, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

It is pretty dumb to compare human armies and soldiers to ugly, stupid little tedddybears. Face it. The whole scenario was the first movie battle I have ever seen in any movie. And the people say, the prequels suck. Well... the battle of Geonosis was at least cool.--83.78.107.176 (talk) 14:33, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Star Wars sucks. Maybe Star Wars (1977) and Empire strikes Back (1980) were good. The rest was plain awful and very, very childish nonsense.--83.79.115.232 (talk) 22:47, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry for restarting an old topic, but this point needs to be addressed: If it changes things, the recently released Essential Guide to Warfare book implies at one point that the Ewoks stole several blasters from the stormtroopers shortly after killing them and used them against the imperials, so that might explain somewhat in regards to how they were able to even the odds against the Empire. Weedle McHairybug (talk) 05:45, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Ah, thanks for the information, Weedle McHairybug. This explains the victory of the native ewoks better. So they outnumbered the stormtroopers and used guns. I just wonder why Lucas cut most of the best scenes of the battle out but let some bad ones in.--178.199.115.130 (talk) 20:43, 23 January 2013 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:An ewok.jpg[edit]

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Lots of vandlism[edit]

A good bit of vandlism in the language section of the page —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.49.125.219 (talk) 02:49, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Most of it is fixed, but I know, having been from Seattle that Super Happy Panda penis parlour or whatever doesn't exist. Also Bungie called it "Jub Jub", not Front Shit.

Ewoks represent the DEATH of George Lucas' credibility and work[edit]

When he said Jar Jar was for children then i think we saw the duality in George. He wants to make a scifi WAR movie but have parts for silly children's characters. The reasoning could be for selling products. He has a $$ financial stake in star wars products.

This must stain his reputation. He's no different than any other QVC peddler. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ericg33 (talkcontribs) 05:50, 22 October 2008 (UTC) ewoks are cool! they are also evil —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.137.80.23 (talk) 11:57, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

EWOKS RULE! they will rule —Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.137.80.23 (talk) 12:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

I do not understand what you mean with "George Lucas' credibility and work"? His greatest movies were the ones were he had no control at all.--46.127.36.129 (talk) 11:14, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Yeah. Just look at Howard the Duck and Phantom Menace, they suck.--83.78.107.176 (talk) 14:29, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

If he did not had people like Gary Kurtz around him, the first two films would suck as well.--85.3.116.210 (talk) 13:24, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Taste[edit]

According to Colbert they taste like Wookie http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/225968/april-27-2009/a-rare-correction---stephen-eats-an-ewok Belgianatheist (talk) 12:47, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Miwok[edit]

The article currently states (referencing the NY Times) that "Ewoks" were named after the Miwok tribe. Lucas's own statements indicate that this is only partially true:

I took the end of Wookiee, the 'ie' off Wookiee, and put it at the head, like Pig Latin and then started, when I said it phonetically, it sounded like Ewok which is very similar to Miwok, which is the Indians who sort of inhabited the area where I live and where my studio is. Matter of fact, there was a Miwok village just outside my office. So I thought that was a nice, nice sort of reverberation of the idea and eventually took the 'i' and one of the 'os' out and it was Ewok.

I'm thinking the text should be adjusted to reflect that the name was only influenced by "Miwok" but originated as a reversal of "Wookiee". Powers T 13:09, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

This page is hilarious. The main article should mention the great unpopularity of these guys with some SW fans. Danceswithzerglings (talk) 09:14, 11 June 2012 (UTC)

Why isn't there a picture of an Ewok?[edit]

I really believe there should be a picture of an Ewok on this article if one can be put up without violating copyright law. Some people might come here because they don't know for sure what an Ewok is and a picture would probably help them realize what one is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AveMaria02 (talkcontribs) 03:27, 14 September 2012 (UTC)