Star Wars: Ewoks

Star Wars: Ewoks
Created by
Directed by Raymond Jafelice
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Canada
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 35
Executive producer(s)
Running time approx. 15–30 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original network ABC
Audio format Stereo
Original release September 7, 1985 (1985-09-07) – December 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)
Followed by Star Wars: Clone Wars
Related shows Star Wars: Droids

Star Wars: Ewoks is an American/Canadian animated television series featuring the Ewok characters introduced in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. It aired for two seasons between 1985 and 1986.

The series was produced by Nelvana on behalf of Lucasfilm and broadcast on ABC, both by itself and later, as part of The Ewoks and Droids Adventure Hour. The first season was advertised as simply Ewoks, but the second season was advertised as The All New Ewoks. The series lasted 35 episodes.


The series focuses on the adventures of Wicket W. Warrick and his friends on the forest moon of Endor during the years before the events of the two Ewok films and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.[3] Unlike the films, the characters speak English (called Basic in the Star Wars universe) instead of their native language (though Ewokese phrases and songs are occasionally used). The primary recurring villains are Morag the Tulgah Witch, who had a personal grudge against the tribe's shaman, Master Logray, and the Duloks, a rival species that is related to the Ewoks.[4]


The Ewok Tribe

Warrick Family

Kintaka family

Teebo's Family

Latara's Family


Other characters


Production history

The series is a follow up to the two Ewok films: Caravan of Courage (1984) and The Battle for Endor (1985), which were themselves spin-offs of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The first season of the show aimed for a more sophisticated style, but in the second, the writing and particularly the visual style was geared toward a much younger audience, with less sophisticated character and scene design using a reduced selection of colours combined with less detail.

Unlike the rest of the series, the last two episodes were originally aired out of story order. The correct order was Party Ewok/Malani the Warrior and Battle for the Sunstar, respectively. However, the episodes were originally aired in the order of Battle for the Sunstar and Party Ewok/Malani the Warrior. Storywise, the series ends with Battle for the Sunstar, which depicts the Empire discovering the Endor moon, where it would later construct the second Death Star. The episode Battle for the Sunstar re-aired separately on January 10, 1987, and that marked the official end of the series.

Comic book series

In 1985, Star Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics published a bi-monthly Ewoks comic, based on the animated series, which ran for two years, ending with issue #14. Like the TV series, this was aimed towards a younger audience. It was produced along with Droids, which was based on the Droids animated series. Issue #10 of Marvel Ewoks was a cross-over with Star Wars: Droids issue #4 story "Lost in Time".[6]

Toy line

In 1985, a toy line was produced that was based on the series. This line included action figures, ship models, etc.


Season 1 (1985)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
11"The Cries of the Trees"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniSeptember 7, 1985 (1985-09-07)
Morag captures Izrina, Queen of the Wisties and forces her to set fire to the forest. The young Ewoks extinguish the flames via glider.
22"The Haunted Village"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniSeptember 14, 1985 (1985-09-14)
Master Logray has developed invisibility soap to hide the Sunberry Trees from the destructive Mantigrue. The Ewoks manage to save the trees despite the Duloks' interference.
33"Rampage of the Phlogs"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniSeptember 21, 1985 (1985-09-21)
Morag prompts a family of Phlogs to rampage the Ewok village. Wicket and his friends rescue and return to the Phlogs their baby from the Duloks.
44"To Save Deej"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauSeptember 28, 1985 (1985-09-28)
The Warrick brothers are tasked to find ingredients for Master Logray to brew a poison cure for Deej. A creature called Mring-Mring ensures their quest is a success.
55"The Traveling Jindas"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauOctober 5, 1985 (1985-10-05)
Lacking appreciation for her flute playing, Latara joins the Travelling Jindas. Wicket and his friends rescue Latara from becoming lost and the Duloks.
66"The Tree of Light"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauOctober 12, 1985 (1985-10-12)
Wicket, Princess Kneesaa and Latara follow uninvited an Ewoks expedition on a quest to restore the tree of life, the Duloks intent on destroying the tree.
77"The Curse of the Jindas"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauOctober 19, 1985 (1985-10-19)
Master Logray stops the curse that affects the Jindas after they rescue Wicket and his friends from the Skandits. This angers the Rock Wizard, but Princess Kneesaa has the stone tooth to cure the wizard's pain.
88"The Land of the Gupins"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauOctober 26, 1985 (1985-10-26)
After rescuing Mring-Mring's brother Oobel, Wicket and his friends journey with them to save the Gupins' homeland from the Grass Trekkers.
99"Sunstar vs. Shadowstone"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniNovember 2, 1985 (1985-11-02)
Morag captures Teebo and his friends as ransom for the Sunstar. Morag utilises the full power of the combined Sunstar-Shadowstone, but Master Logray destroys her for good.
1010"Wicket's Wagon"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniNovember 9, 1985 (1985-11-09)
Inspired by his ancestors Wicket rebuilds an old battle wagon. The Duloks steal it, but Wicket and Malani jump aboard and collapse the wagon.
1111"The Three Lessons"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafeliceBob CarrauNovember 16, 1985 (1985-11-16)
Princess Kneesaa goes with Wicket to gather ingredients to shrink a Stranglethorn she accidentally overgrew. With the help of some Tromes, Wicket gets the required potion.
1212"Blue Harvest"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul Dini & Sam WilsonNovember 23, 1985 (1985-11-23)
In a plot to steal the Ewok's harvest, Umwak unwittingly causes a Phlog named Hoona to romance with Wicket. The Duloks take advantage of this, but Wicket turns Hoona against them.
1313"Asha"Ken Stephenson & Raymond JafelicePaul DiniNovember 30, 1985 (1985-11-30)
Kneesaa and Wicket find Kneesaa's long lost sister Asha and help her to repel the Duloks hunting defenseless creatures, before reuniting her with Chief Chirpa.

Season 2 (1986)

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
141"The Crystal Cloak"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)
An ambitious Wicket goes with his friends on a quest for the crystal cloak stolen by the Gracca. They end up destroying the crystal cloak instead.
152"The Wish Plant"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauSeptember 13, 1986 (1986-09-13)
The leaf queen assigns Kneesa to care for a wish plant. Her friends abuse the plant with their wishes. Kneesa manages to restore the plant before the leaf queen's arrival.
163"Home Is Where the Shrieks Are"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauSeptember 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)
Wicket and Teebo try to live by themselves in a house inhabited by Larry the Shriek, who convinces them they are better off back at home.
174"Princess Latara"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniSeptember 20, 1986 (1986-09-20)
The Gorph Queen Slugga kidnaps Latara masquerading as a princess for her son to marry. Wicket and his friends rescue Latara and trap the Gorphs.
185"The Raich"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottMichael ReavesSeptember 27, 1986 (1986-09-27)
Wicket accidentally unleashes the Raich from its tree form prison. With help from the Two-headed Gonster, Wicket and his friends trap the Raich as it was before.
196"The Totem Master"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
Creatures in the guise of a totem led by the master rob the Ewok village. Wicket and his friends follow the master and destroy him along with his curse.
207"A Gift for Shodu"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniOctober 4, 1986 (1986-10-04)
Wicket and his friends venture into an ancient temple to get a jewel for Shodu's birthday. That jewels turns out to be an egg of the Scuver Dragon.
218"Night of the Stranger"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniOctober 11, 1986 (1986-10-11)
A phantom has the Duloks raid the Ewok village to steal the Sunstar. Wicket and his friends manage to prevent a phantom exodus from taking place.
229"Gone with the Mimphs"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottLinda WoolvertonOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
Wicket is captured by the Mimphs after a failed hunt for a Hanadak, but then he has to rescue them from the rampaging Hanadak.
2310"The First Apprentice"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniOctober 18, 1986 (1986-10-18)
Ex-Apprentice Zarrak tries to teach Teebo his secrets but tires of his failures. Wicket, his friends rescue Teebo and Teebo masters enough magic to defeat Zarrak.
2411"Hard Sell"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottMichael ReavesOctober 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)
Wicket and his friends compete selling Mooth's goods for some valuable horns, but they end up empty-handed.
2512"A Warrior and a Lurdo"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottMichael DubilOctober 25, 1986 (1986-10-25)
Teebo flunks at Wicket's warrior training, but is asked by the Tumbles to chase away a creature named Blog. Teebo sticks with magic to destroy the Blog's dam.
2613"The Season Scepter"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauNovember 1, 1986 (1986-11-01)
Pressured by Odra, the Snow King freezes the lands of Endor. Wicket and his friends restore the balance of Endor's seasons after liberating the season scepter.
2714"Prow Beaten"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauNovember 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
Wicket and his friends accidentally lose Chirpa's canoe prow carving to the Duloks. While tryint to get it back, they destroy Urga's battleship.
2815"Baga's Rival"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottLinda WoolvertonNovember 8, 1986 (1986-11-08)
Kneesa takes in a Quarf (actually a monster) called Silky sent by Jadru to hold her ransom for the Sunstar. Wicket and Baga come to the rescue and turn the tides on Jadru.
2916"Horville's Hut of Horrors"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniNovember 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)
A visit to Horville's Hut of Horrors puts the woklings into a crying fit. An attempt to hide the truth only makes Wicket regret it.
3017"The Tragic Flute"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauNovember 15, 1986 (1986-11-15)
Latara gets captured by a creature who takes greedy people to be his slaves so Wicket, Kneesaa and Teebo have to rescue her but to get out Latara must pass a test.
3118"Just My Luck"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottMichael DubilNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
3219"Bringing Up Norky"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob Carrau & Earl KressNovember 22, 1986 (1986-11-22)
3320"Battle for the Sunstar"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottPaul DiniDecember 6, 1986 (1986-12-06)

Doctor Raygar, a mad scientist from the Galactic Empire appears to steal the Sunstar for himself and it's up to Wicket and his friends to stop him.

Note: This episode re-aired on January 10, 1987 to end the series.
3421"Party Ewok"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottBob CarrauDecember 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)
3522"Malani the Warrior"Ken Stephenson & Dale SchottStephen LangfordDecember 13, 1986 (1986-12-13)

DVD release

  • Episodes 2, 1, 3 and 9 were edited together to make The Haunted Village (which was previously released on VHS in 1996),[7] and Episodes 10, 5, 4 and 13 were edited together to make Tales from the Endor Woods.


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