This month’s man of the moment is Chewbacca!
He is one of my favorite Star Wars characters so I decided to make him May’s man of the moment!
He is a couple of reasons why Chewbacca is amazing:
In 1997 at the Mtv Movie Awards he received a lifetime achievement award:
The inspiration of Chewbacca came from George Lucas’s dog:
George Lucas had an Alaskan Malamute and would often sit in his car’s passenger’s seat when he drove. His dog was huge and hairy which would cause people to confused him as an actual person when they would drive by.
We really don’t know his exact age but he is well over 200 years old. He looks wonderful for his age!!
Stuart Freeborn (makeup supervisor) creation the look of Chewbacca:
George Lucas hired him because of his previous work on Stanley Kubrick films. Such as Dr. Strangelove and 2001: A Space Odyssey:
Chewbacca is a mixture of a dog, monkey, cat and lemur.
Chewbacca comes from long lineage of Wookies or otherwise known of “People of the Trees” from the planet Kashyyyk.
Han’s Solo is his best friend:
Chewbacca’s house is am amazing treehouse with his family in Rwookrrorro.
There are many many countless reason why Chewbacca is awesome. I first saw him on cable tv when I was six years old. He seemed like someone who is always there when you need him most and is very dependable.
This book was one of my favorite books to check out at the library and it became a standard in my 3rd grade reading list.
Congrats Chewie on being May’s MAN OF THE MOMENT!!!!!
until next time!!!
Sources: starwars.fandom, Internet Movie Database, and youtube.com