The battle for Endor
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor is a 1985 made-for-TV movie written and directed by brothers Jim and Ken Wheat from a story by George Lucas. It focuses on Cindel, a little girl who joins her friends Noa, Wicket and the other Ewoks in facing off against a band of Marauders. The film is a follow-up to 1984’s Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure.
At the 38th Primetime Emmy Awards, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor and the CBS documentary Dinosaur! were both juried-awarded Emmys for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. The film additionally received two nominations for Outstanding Children’s Program and Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Special.
In his review for The New York Times John Corry faulted the production’s source of inspiration, saying “The problem with ‘Ewoks: The Battle for Endor’ isn’t that it’s badly done; on the contrary, it’s wonderfully well done. But when it’s over it’s over, and there is no residue. Mr. Lucas and his colleagues find their inspiration in their own technology, and there should be other places to look.”
The TV film currently holds an average rating of 51% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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