Caravan of Courage is a Sci-fi/ Fantasy film from 1984 created by the wonderful mind of George Lucas. The film is set in the magical Star Wars universe some time between the fifth and sixth Star Wars episode. The story takes place on the moon called Endor where a species of creatures called Ewoks live. Ewoks are friendly and peaceful and look like giant teddy bears! The film starts when a family in a star cruiser crashes on Endor, and the parents and the two children are separated from each other. The children are rescued by the Ewoks, but they are anxious about their parents, and when they find out that a monster has captured them far away in a cave, they embark, together with the Ewoks, on a rescue mission.
I absolutely love this movie! It’s completely magical! And I adore the Ewoks!
What I love the most is the “special effects” which is all done by hand, from the costumes, to the “puppets” to the stop-motion animation work in the action scenes. To me, it is so freeing to see a fantasy film without any computerized special effects, I believe in the creatures and in the monsters, and I am in awe of all the artistic work put in to making this film.
This movie can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike, and is a MUST see for all Star Wars fan out there, especially those of you who, like me, enjoy George Lucas’ wonderful fantasy universe more so than the action parts.