Ewok of the Day: Paploo

October 4, 2013 at 12:05 am | Posted in Art, Comic Books, Dark Horse, Star Wars | 2 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 Paploo.

Paploo is the nephew of Chief Chirpa and the son of Bozzie, Chief Chirpa’s sister. He often hanged out with Wicket, Teebo, Latara and Kneesaa. During the battle of Endor, he stole a scout trooper speeder bike which created a diversion allowing the Rebels to capture the shield generator. Later on, he actually came to replace Master Logray in Bright Tree Village.

Kenny Baker played Paploo in Return of the Jedi. Originally the roles of Paploo and Wicket were reversed, but on the day for shooting the scene between Leia and her first encounter with an Ewok, Warwick Davis was used instead and the names were later swapped. Paploo went on to appear in the Ewoks television show, the Ewoks comics, in Star Wars Tales 22: “Marooned” and in the children’s books: How the Ewoks Saved the Trees: An Old Ewok Legend and The Ewoks Join the Fight.

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

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

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  1. There is an error in the text. According to the biographical data of the characters, Paploo not replaced Chief Chirpa. Paploo replaced Master Logray as head shaman of the tribe. Chief Chirpa was replaced by Kneesaa.

  2. Fixed. Thanks for spotting that!


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