Star Wars Database and LucasFan.com Present:

A Guide to Ewoks and Droids


          Welcome to SWTV's Guide to Ewoks and Droids cartoons.  Although the Ewoks and Droids cartoons were quite a bit less memorable than Star Wars' other spin-offs (the two Ewoks movies and Star Tours), both series provided valuable entertainment to the small screen.  The Ewoks and Droids series weren't the first time Star Wars hit the animation medium.  In 1978, Nelvana Studios produced the 11-minute Star Wars animated segment for the Star Wars Holiday Special.  A few years later, in 1985, the same studio produced 13 Droids episodes and 13 Ewoks episodes (1 season is usually composed of 13 episodes).  Both series ran on ABC, and had a mediocre success.  However, both series costed an enormous amount of money per episode, because of a large cel count, and one problem lead to another...  After the first season, Lucasfilm and ABC decided to scrap the Droids series, but go on with another season of Ewoks.  However, the second season didn't arrive without any changes.  The themesong was changed, most episodes were split into two 11-minute segments, several new characters were introduced, several characters were scrapped (such as Asha, Kneesaa's sister), and the overall show became 'cuter'.  But this didn't stop ABC from doing a third season.  After 26 episodes, Ewoks, too, was cancelled.
          But the Ewoks and Droids series didn't stay at 39 TV episodes.  Unsuccessfull merchandising appeared everywhere, too.  Lunch boxes, toys, clothes, coloring books and more appeared all over the US, but as with the series, it didn't manage to sell.  You can probably find different online degrees of these items still today. Someone somewhere most likely has a couple that have made their way into their collection of memorabilia.
          The series wasn't a success, financially.  And it probably wasn't a success, critically, either.  But it was quality entertainment and the highest quality animation, for that time.  Episodes still air every once in a while on the Sci-Fi Channel, and some have been released on video several times.  So check out these sections about the show below, and when you are done, click on the logos above for episode summaries, pictures, and episode guides and lots of other information on each individual episode.

Ewoks and Droids themesongs
listen to the Ewoks and Droids themesongs, in real audio

check out the Star Wars Insider #27 article with lots
of pictures to learn how these two wonderful shows came together

Ewoks and Droids on Video
several episodes have been released to video - go here for the details

Ewoks and Droids Merchandising
check out pictures of all the Ewoks and Droids action figures and other toys

LucasFan did an interview with the actor who voiced
Wicket on the second season of Ewoks
- go here to read it

Ewoks and Droids Multimedia
Download some neat clips from episode highlights