Ewok of the Day: Teebo

September 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 4 Comments
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Here at Roqoo Depot, we are counting down the days to the release of Ewoks: Shadows of Endor. Written and drawn by Zack Giallongo with colors by Braden Lamb, this trade paperback comic leads directly in the events of Return of the Jedi and ties into the Ewoks television movies and series. To help get readers in the mood, we’ll be doing an Ewok of the day each day until the comic’s release. Today we’re highlighting Teebo.

Teebo studied as a medicine man under the tutilege of Master Logray. Easy to spot by his trademark hat, a gurreck skull adorned with churi feathers, he was known as a poet and a watcher of the stars. His family consisted of his father Warok, his mother Batcheela, and his sister Malani. Later in life, Teebo developed a relationship with Latara.

Teebo appeared in Return of the Jedi and has a memorable scene where R2-D2 zaps him. He appeared in many of the episodes of the Ewoks televison series and the Ewoks comics, as well several children’s books: Three Cheers for Kneesa!: An Ewok Adventure, The Adventures of Teebo: A Tale of Magic and Suspense, Fuzzy as an Ewok, and The Ewoks Join the Fight. In ROTJ, he was played by Jack Purvis, who also played Kitik Keed’kak, Gonk, Chief Ugnaught and one of the main Jawas in the films. In the Ewoks tv show, he was voiced by Eric Peterson (season one) and James Cranna (season two). James Cranna actually played Widdle Warrick in Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure, was an announcer in THX-1138 and played the liquor store thief in American Graffiti.

Ewoks: Shadows of Endor will be out on October 9, 2013.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. But what curious ewok fans really want to know is why did he change colors? Gray stripes in the movie and chestnut in the cartoon? I’m looking forward to this comic too. Call me a rebel but I LIKE ewoks!

  2. I was looking on Wookieepedia, and the discrepancy seems to be that the creators of the Ewoks tv show got Teebo and Paploo reversed, thus they look different. I know Zach said the Teebo in the comic will be a mix of the two (the movie version and the tv version).

  3. This is all so confusing.

    Teebo has a “normal” Ewok hood in his first appearance in a young reader book and is grey and somewhat artistic/introverted. Since all the other kids were kidnapped, I assume this implies he’s slightly older. His size in ROTJ and this comic (second to Chukha-Trok only?) and the fact that he could go on the expedition in “Tree of Light” more or less justify this, an old issue of Star Wars insider hints that he’s older than Wicket, who’s 12 in human years at the start of the cartoon series, making him 13-15.

    In the first season of the cartoon series and the old Ewoks comics, he’s wearing the tan Robin Hood-esque hood/hat, has a chocolate brown/tan tuxedo pattern a bit less introverted than in his first appearance and much more sensible than other characters. Latara is interested in him, but even when Wicket compares Malani’s unwanted attention with that in “Rampage of the Phlogs”, both are present and not reacting in any way. In “Three Lessons”, they’re shown dancing together and neither of them is uncomfortable with it; but no romantic interaction takes place.

    In the second season, he’s got an ochre/tan tuxedo pattern with a violet Robin Hood-esque hood/hat, facial features exaggerated, resembling an Ewok version of Dopey from Disney’s Snow White and very incompetent, a klutz bordering on dumb. His magic from the first season, involving chanting some abstract words turns to repeating something that sounds like “oomba toomba boomba” and it almost always results in trouble. Latara is playing hard to get, appears to be annoyed by his clumsy courting and even with them finally kissing in “Tragic Flute”, they don’t show any signs of being a couple in the remaining episodes.

    In Return of Jedi and this comic, he’s got fur similar to Logray’s, the gorrek skull headdress, an axe and a more aggressive stance combined with both the second season of Ewoks stupidity/butt monkey moments (when R2-D2 famously zaps him). And he’s suddenly a warrior. Latara seems much more sensible than when the show last left off and they’re either married (Just *what* are they doing alone in the woods at night when they run into Wicket, Kneesaa and Agulk?) or in a relationship by this time.

    An axe-wielding poet? Weird.

    So, what I would like to know, as a huge fan of Ewoks, this one in particular, how can one explain the personality shift to the Cloudcuckooland and back, how would one explain colour changes, how he became a warrior and if he didn’t become a shaman because he was a pupil of Logray’s and Logray ended up chased out of the village. Also, when chief Chirpa dies and Wicket and Kneesaa co-rule the village, perhaps this can be reverted? Paploo never had any magical training, is not Force-sensitive and was never shown interested in magic or doing any of it, for that matter.

    Shucks, never knew I was a geek until I found this comic.

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