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Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Synopsis: A family crashes on a forest moon and the children must team up with the native people in order to save their parents.

Reaction: Not the best, but this movie is actually not too bad.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
John Korty => Director
Bob Carrau => Writer
Peter Bernstein => Composer
George Lucas => Story
Joe Johnston => Production Designer
Aubree Miller => Cindel
Bobby Bell => Logray
Burl Ives => Narrator
Daniel Frishman => Deej
Darryl Henriques => Wicket (as Daryl Henriquez) (voice)
Debbie Lee Carrington => Weechee
Eric Walker => Mace
Fionnula Flanagan => Catarine
Guy Boyd => Jeremitt
Hal Rayle => Weechee (voice)
James Cranna => Widdle (as Jim Cranna) (voice)
Kevin Thompson => Chukha-Trok
Margarita Fernández => Kaink
Michael Pritchard => Chukha-Trok (voice)
Nancy Carlin => Shodu (voice)
Pam Grizz => Shodu
Pat Franklin => Kaink (voice)
Robert Elross => Logray (voice)
Sydney Walker => Deej (voice)
Tiffany Brissette => Voice (Uncredited) (uncredited)
Tony Cox => Widdle
Warwick Davis => Wicket W. Warrick

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The movie took 6 weeks to film, a re-shooting took 1 week, and a dubbing procedure took 2 weeks. So the movie took 9 weeks to complete.
  • One of the matte paintings includes Winnie-the-Pooh sitting in a tree.
  • First of two made for TV spin-offs from the original Star Wars saga. [Star Wars] fans remain split as to whether they should be considered part of the official [Star Wars] canon.
  • Though made for TV, actually got a short theatrical run in Germany.
  • The Gorax is the only character not to be credited.
  • There were some alterations, and cuts. First, Mace was suppose to have his arm caught in a man-eating flower, but was changed to the creature in the tree that bit his arm. Second, at the end of the movie, Mace sees Izerinah (glowing firefly), says good-bye, and then it snows, and Cindel and the Ewoks dance out in the snow, when in reality it doesn't snow and there as no dancing, just victory music.
  • Inspired the later [Ewoks] cartoon series.