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Mayhew will voice Chewbacca for Clone Wars finale

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Television

Peter Mayhew, the 7+ foot talk actor to provide life to Chewbacca in 4 Star Wars films, will reprise the role in a different way for the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars. While Mr. Mayhew played the physical role in the movies, the “voice” was a mixed recording of animal sounds. For the animated show, no physical actor is necessary – but Mayhew has learned to recreated the “Wookiee growls” and will do so for the upcoming two part season finale. In the episodes “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt”, Chewbacca will cross paths with Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano. The finale is scheduled for April 1st.


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