Chewbacca to Return in The Clone Wars

The legendary Wookiee co-pilot will be appearing in The Clone Wars. Chewbacca will make his first appearance (the first Wookiee we've seen on the show) during the two-part season finale. Peter Mayhew has been assisting The Clone Wars team with the portrayal and creation of Chewie. The New York Times reports:
Though Lucasfilm Animation is keeping specific plot details under wraps, the “Clone Wars” finale, scheduled for April 1, will see Chewbacca cross paths with Ahsoka Tano, the Jedi apprentice to Anakin Skywalker (a k a the future Darth Vader). To prepare for these episodes, titled “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt,” the “Clone Wars” supervising director Dave Filoni and his team of animators and artists delved into the Lucasfilm archives for original Chewbacca reference materials and costumes, and invited Mr. Mayhew to their studios in Marin County, north of San Francisco, to advise them on the process of bringing Chewie to digital life.
For the full story, along with images and video of The Clone Wars animated Chewbacca, you can read the entire article here.

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