An Ewok is a species of small, furry, bear-like creature that first appeared in the 1983 film, "Return of the Jedi." They are natives of the forest moon of Endor and have a tribal, primitive culture. Ewoks are known for their cute and cuddly appearance, but they are also fierce warriors who played a crucial role in the defeat of the Galactic Empire. Ewoks are small, standing at an average height of one meter, with thick fur that ranges in color from brown to black. They have large, round ears, wide eyes, and a distinctive, snout-like nose. Their intelligence and resourcefulness have earned them a reputation as formidable foes, even against the advanced technology of the Galactic Empire.
The Ewoks were initially wary of the Rebel Alliance when they first arrived on Endor, but they eventually formed an alliance with the rebels after Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca helped save the life of an Ewok tribe member. The Ewoks then used their knowledge of the Endor terrain and their guerrilla tactics to help the rebels defeat the Imperial forces in a decisive battle. After the defeat of the Empire, the Ewoks became part of the larger Star Wars, appearing in various books, comics, and video games. They are also the stars of their own animated television show, "Ewoks," which ran from 1985 to 1986.