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CHEWBACCA – CUTEBACCA
In a galaxy far far away… Episode IV: A New Hope – Chewbacca makes his first appearance and then three others I believe (without checking on google).
Chewie was from the planet Kashyyyk (and yes, I had to check the spelling on google and it is spelt with three y’s).
I have lost count on how many times I have seen ‘A New Hope’ and have probably covered around four ‘Star Wars Marathons’. I was told by someone recently that I out-geeked him by listening to the expanded radio dramatization of the original Star Wars trilogy which is well worth listening to if you are a fan.
Not included in the ‘Star Wars Marathons’ were Episode I: The Phantom Menace and Episode II: Attack of the Clones. Phantom is up there in my top 10 worst films ever and I admit to seeing Attack of the Clones twice now. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is worth watching for the end of a beginning for continuing with ‘A New Hope’. Now get to work – you have 36 years to catch up on.
The voice of Chewbacca was a mixture of recordings of lions and tigers and bears oh my and also camels, rabbits, badgers and walruses.
Chewbacca is not really a walking carpet but was based on George Lucas’s own dog Indiana and there are similarities to that of a Yorkshire terrier [ruffffff] in my drawing.
I created my baby Cutebacca using a keychain found on a shopping site. There are thousands of them if you wanted to purchase one for yourself. Pens, highlighters and watercolours used, I sparkled up the background and drew him like he was floating above the Death Star.
Chew Chew’s voice was humanised on the amazing ‘Adam and Joe Show’ that used to have me rolling around the floor with laughter.
Cutebacca was a name given to me this morning on my post from the very sweet ‘Marlianna Yusoff’ on Instagram’ and I love it!