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Ewoks




Why have a separate timeline for the Ewoks stories?
The Ewoks stories are devilishly hard to place in the timeline. Do the Ewoks speak Basic or not? How old is Wicket, anyway? How long has the Empire had a presence on Endor? When did the construction of the Death Star II begin? How long has the planetary shield been up? When did Chukha-Trok die? Did he die? How old is Winda, Wicket’s little sister? Do these even exist in the same universe as the films, or are they, as some of the expanded universe authors seemed to imply, mere stories told about the same characters? In the end, I had to go with a couple of facts that seemed to help.
    1.        First, the Tulga witch, Morag, makes an appearance in the Galaxies game. Since the game is set at one year after the Battle of Yavin, and Morag meets her end in the cartoon, it made sense to me to place these stories afterward.
    2.        Since Winda, Wicket’s little sister, is still a baby in the Ewok movies, they have to take place more or less directly after the cartoon.
    3.        Noa is able to escape Endor (presumably) without encountering the energy shield or Imperial difficulty. Therefore, the films must take place prior to the presence of the energy shield (it is possible that they were setting up the bunker even as the films were taking place; the novelization of Episode VI seems to imply that the Imperial presence has not been there for even a year).
At any rate, the only thing that is clear is that the cartoons, at least, are meant to take place prior to the live action films, and the films are probably meant to take place prior to Return of the Jedi (though that could be disputed). Leland Chee, Lucasfilm’s continuity guru, has said that the official date for the Ewoks series is 3 or 3½ A.B.Y., but this seems unlikely, as several seasons (years?) pass during the series (not that this would be the first time a series intended to cover a vast span of time was crammed into a period of a few months). In actuality, one can readily place these stories pretty much wherever one likes, as they are localized to one planet (the forest moon of Endor), and have little to do with the classic Trilogy or the overall galactic narrative. For that reason, I have split this off from the timeline proper.
 There are many indicators that the Ewok television films (which many consider to be apocryphal, even within the fictional setting of Star Wars) should take place after Return of the Jedi. To elucidate: Wicket has obviously gained some skills since his experience with a slingshot at the Battle of Endor (he is able to hit a ring held in the hand of the chief Marauder in The Battle for Endor, and yet manages to hit himself in the face in Return of the Jedi), and seems fairly resourceful (in the second film, particularly). He also seems too afraid of humans in Return of the Jedi to have had recent and extended prior contact with them, as these films detail. In addition, there is no indication that Wicket or any of the others speak Basic, as he does in Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. (This was recently explained away on the official Star Wars website in an article that stated that the language spoken by Noa and Cindel was probably not Basic, but rather some other language “translated” into English for the sake of the viewers. However, this seems unlikely, unless Cindel and Noa originally both came from the same planet, which seems even less likely.) One of the producers pointed out a two-legged wooden toy in the Ewok village, indicating that the Empire had already been there (though this is not necessarily to say that it meant that the Battle of Endor had been fought—it stands to reason that it could have been fashioned off of an Imperial vehicle seen by the Ewoks. It would be logical to assume that the seemingly ready-made traps in Return of the Jedi were created by the Ewoks after having seen the Imperial walkers in use for some time prior). Finally, the Endor section of The Illustrated Star Wars Universe is “after the raid on Hoth,” and before the construction of the Death Star II (this seems a remarkably short period of time in which to build the battle station, but that is another argument altogether—see the note on the Endor article), or at least prior to its repositioning in orbit around Endor. Yet the Gorax and Marauders are alive at this time; unless the reference is to a second Gorax, this would place the Ewoks films extremely close to the Battle of Endor, which does not make sense with the nature of the general state of affairs (how, for instance, did Noa and Cindel escape Endor, when the planetary shield had to have been up by this time?). Despite all of these seemingly inarguable facts, the films have been placed here because Lucasfilm has declared that they do, indeed, occur before the events of Episode VI, a notion reinforced by the fact that a scene from Wicket’s point of view in Ryder Windham’s recent junior novelization of Return of the Jedi includes memories of these events. Eric Walker, who portrayed Mace Towani in the films, later disclosed in an interview that Lucas made the Ewok adventures more or less for his daughter, so apparently the issue of continuity was not one of great concern.


“ENDOR”

Article: Kevin J. Anderson
Publication: The Illustrated Star Wars Universe
Publisher: Bantam Spectra Books
Placement: Seems to reflect primarily the content of the Ewoks films.


WILDLIFE OF STAR WARS: A FIELD GUIDE

Reference Book: Terryl Whitlach and Bob Carrau
Publication: Chronicle Books


HOW THE EWOKS SAVED THE TREES
AN OLD EWOK LEGEND

Children’s Book: James Howe
Publisher: Random House
Placement: Wicket and Kneesaa are made honorary members of the council of elders, and Logray is named medicine man.
Trivia: The early children’s books were labeled Return of the Jedi as a way of tying them in with the film that spawned them, while the latter were labeled “An Ewok Adventure” as a way of tying them in with the television movie. James Howe was the author of the famous Bunnicula series.


WICKET GOES FISHING
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Melinda Luke
Publisher: Random House


THE BABY EWOKS’ PICNIC SURPRISE
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Melinda Luke
Publisher: Random House


THE EWOKS’ HANG-GLIDING ADVENTURE
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Judy Herbstman
Publisher: Random House


THREE CHEERS FOR KNEESAA!
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Jane E. Gerver
Publisher: Random House


FUZZY AS AN EWOK
THINGS TO SEE AND SMELL FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY

Children’s Book: Virginia Holt
Publisher: Random House


EWOKS
“THE RAINBOW BRIDGE”

 “A STONE’S THROW”

 “THE END OF THE RAINBOW”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#1, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


EWOKS
 “RITES OF POWER”

 “A CALL TO ARMS”

 “A FIGHT TO THE FINISH”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#2, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics
Placement: Kneesa receives Baga as a pet in this comic, so it must pre-date any other tale featuring the animal, at least those that state that it is hers. Malani shows up wearing her hood, but this is simply an error, as she does not receive her hood until later, when Baga already belongs to Kneesa (maybe Malani was wearing someone else’s, playing dress-up that day?).


EWOKS
 “FLIGHT TO DANGER”

 “THE DEVIL BEAST”

 “IN THE DEN OF THE QUORKS”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#3, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “VALLEY OF EVIL”

 “THE DEADLY GAME”

 “A CHASE TO THE END”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#4, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “THE TERRIBLE MACHINE”

 “THE DISCOVERY”

 “THE BATTLE”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#5, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “THE ICE DEMON”

 “THE ICY TRAP”

 “THE TOUCH OF DOOM”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#6, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “THE PERILOUS LAUGHING SPELL”

 “A NEAR RIOT”

 “MOVING THE MOUNTAIN”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#7, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “EYE OF THE KREEGON”

 “ALIVE AGAIN”

“THE BEAST GOES WILD”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#8, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “THE UNDERWATER KINGDOM!”

 “DANGER IN THE DEEP”

 “THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#9, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics



DROIDS
“END OF THE GAME”

 “ESCAPE TO ENDOR”
(LOST IN TIME, PART 1)

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Droids#4, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


EWOKS
 “THE DEMONS OF ENDOR”

 “A RACE IN TIME”
(LOST IN TIME, PART 2)

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#10, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics
Continuity: This is the only time a single title gets a dual entry. The nature of the time-travel story sets the action in almost equal parts in both eras, so it can really be read in either place as part of the Droids or Ewoks narrative.


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


EWOKS
 “THE CRIES OF THE TREES”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E1, The Haunted Village


EWOKS
 “RAMPAGE OF THE PHLOGS”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E3, The Haunted Village
Placement: According to the state of Malani’s hood, this episode was shown out of sequence.



EWOKS
 “THE HAUNTED VILLAGE”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E2, The Haunted Village


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno
Placement: Due to the reference to invisibility soap.


EWOKS
 “THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING PRINCESS”

 “TUNNEL OF TERROR”

 “A LITTLE PRINCESS GOES A LONG WAY”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#11, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


THE EWOK WHO WAS AFRAID
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Helena Clare Pittmann
Publisher: Random House


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


Comic: MyComyc (Spanish Language)
Translation: Abel C. Peña
Relettering: Rich Handley
Archivists: Eddie van der Heijden, Jean-Francois Boivin, Mike Beidler, Joseph Bongiorno


EWOKS
 “TO SAVE DEEJ”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E4, Tales from the Endor Woods


WICKET AND THE DANDELION WARRIORS
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Larry Weinberg
Publisher: Random House


EWOKS
 “THE TRAVELING JINDAS”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E5, Tales from the Endor Woods


EWOKS
 “THE TREE OF LIGHT”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E6


EWOKS
 “THE CURSE OF THE JINDAS”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E7


EWOKS
 “THE LAND OF THE GUPINS”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E8


EWOKS
 “THE THORN MONSTER”

 “THE BROWN FOREST OF ENDOR?”

 “THE WRATH OF MORAG”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#12, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics



EWOKS
 “KING FOR A DAY”

 “THE GREAT ESCAPE”

 “THE END OF THE KING”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#14, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics



EWOKS
 “CHIEF CHIRPA KIDNAPPED!”

 “RETURN OF THE GREAT ONE”

 “THE ICE PRINCESS”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks Annual, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


WICKET FINDS A WAY
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Melinda Luke
Publisher: Random House


THE ADVENTURES OF TEEBO
A TALE OF MAGIC AND SUSPENSE

Children’s Book: Joe Johnson
Publisher: Random House
Continuity: The original, much darker, tale of Teebo’s apprenticeship to Logray.


EWOKS
 “SUNSTAR VS. SHADOWSTONE”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E9, The Haunted Village
Continuity: For some reason, the prologue to this episode was edited onto the beginning of “The Haunted Village” in the video releases, causing a continuity glitch. It belongs here.


THE SHADOW STONE
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Kathy East Dubowski
Publisher: Random House



EWOKS
 “WICKET’S WAGON”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E10, Tales from the Endor Woods


EWOKS
 “THE THREE LESSONS”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S01E11


EWOKS
 “BLUE HARVEST”

Cartoon: Paul Dini and Sam Wilson
Aired: ABC TV, S01E12, The Haunted Village


EWOKS
 “ASHA”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S01E13, Tales from the Endor Woods
Continuity: Since Wicket W. Warrick’s little sister, Winda, is a wokling (say that three times fast) in this series and in the films, it stands to reason that the films must take place shortly after the events of the cartoon series, and the cartoon series must take place prior to Episode VI. In truth, Winda appears younger in the films, but that cannot be used as an indicator, as Chukha-Trok clearly meets his demise in Caravan of Courage, and is alive and well in both seasons of the cartoons. Therefore, the cartoons must take place prior to the films.


THE RED GHOST
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Melinda Luke
Publisher: Random House


EWOKS
 “JUST MY LUCK”

Cartoon: Michael Dubil
Aired: ABC TV, S02E18
Placement: Flashback tale


EWOKS
 “THE CRYSTAL CLOAK”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E1


EWOKS
 “THE WISH PLANT”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E2


EWOKS
 “HOME IS WHERE THE SHRIEKS ARE”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E3


EWOKS
 “PRINCESS LATARA”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E4


EWOKS
 “THE RAICH”

Cartoon: Michael Reaves
Aired: ABC TV, S02E5


EWOKS
 “THE TOTEM MASTER”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E6


EWOKS
 “A GIFT FOR SHODU”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E7


EWOKS
 “NIGHT OF THE STRANGER”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E8


EWOKS
 “GONE WITH THE MIMPHS”

Cartoon: Linda Woolverton
Aired: ABC TV, S02E9
Trivia: Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.


EWOKS
 “THE FIRST APPRENTICE”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E10


EWOKS
 “HARD SELL”

Cartoon: Michael Reaves
Aired: ABC TV, S02E11


EWOKS
 “A WARRIOR AND A LURDO”

Cartoon: Michael Dubil
Aired: ABC TV, S02E12


EWOKS
 “THE SEASON SCEPTER”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E13


EWOKS
 “PROW BEATEN”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E14


EWOKS
 “BAGA’S RIVAL”

Cartoon: Linda Woolverton
Aired: ABC TV, S02E15


EWOKS
 “HORVILLE’S HUT OF HORRORS”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E16


EWOKS
 “THE TRAGIC FLUTE”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E17


EWOKS
 “BRINGING UP NORKY”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau and Earl Kress
Aired: ABC TV, S02E19


EWOKS
 “PARTY EWOK”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E20

EWOKS
 “MALANI THE WARRIOR”

Cartoon: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, S02E22


EWOKS
 “THE BLACK CAVERN”

 “RISKY BUSINESS”

 “TRAPPED IN THE CAVERN”

Comic: David Manak
Publication:
·         Ewoks#13, Marvel Star Comics
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics



EWOKS
 “BATTLE FOR THE SUNSTAR”

Cartoon: Paul Dini
Aired: ABC TV, S02E21
Continuity: This episode is probably the closest thing we have to an “indicator” for the Ewoks stories. Though it features a character who somehow understands Ewokese (or they have somehow learned Basic), it also features an offscreen cameo of the Emperor. I originally thought that the presence of the Emperor suggested that this was the first contact Palpatine had with Endor. However, since Dr. Raygar seems to be familiar with the Ewoks and their culture to a certain degree, perhaps it makes more sense to suggest that the scouting mission had already taken place, the Death Star II was already under construction, and the appearance of the Emperor was simply a coincidence based on the fact that the powerful Sunstar/ Shadowstone artifact was at stake. Perhaps he was checking on the Death Star II and got diverted (that could make a certain amount of sense, given that a couple of years later, he is “most displeased” at the apparent lack of progress).


EWOKS
SHADOWS OF ENDOR

Graphic Novel:Zack Giallongo
Publication: Dark Horse Comics 2013
Continuity: This is set between the cartoon and the TV movies at about eight months prior to Return of the Jedi. The Dark Horse comic digest Ewoks: Shadows of Endor incorporates enough elements from the films and cartoons to form a sort of continuity bridge, thus solidifying the position in the overall timeline.



CARAVAN OF COURAGE
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Film: Bob Carrau
Aired: ABC TV, (A.K.A. The Ewok Adventure)
Score: Peter Bernstein
2. Introduction and Main Title
4. Flying
5. The Pulga Chase
1. The Trek
3. Izrina
15. An Ewok Celebration

THE EWOKS AND THE LOST CHILDREN
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Amy Erlich
Publisher: Random House



EWOKS
THE BATTLE FOR ENDOR

Film: Jim and Ken Wheat
Aired: ABC TV
Score: Peter Bernstein
7. Teek
12. The House
10. Good Night Bad Dreams
9. Noa’s Ark
8. The Set-Up and Terak’s Theme
11. A Poker Game
13. Escape
6. Noa and Terak
14. Farewell


THE RING, THE WITCH, AND THE CRYSTAL
AN EWOK ADVENTURE

Children’s Book: Amy Erlich
Publisher: Random House


“AN EWOK ADVENTURE”

Comic:
·         Golden Books
·         Omnibus: Droids and Ewoks, Dark Horse Comics


THE EWOKS JOIN THE FIGHT
RETURN OF THE JEDI

Children’s Book: Judy Herbstman
Publisher: Random House






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