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The Costume Design Of The Ewoks In The Star Wars Universe Was Based On?

George Lucas's Dog
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Answer: George Lucas’s Dog

Ewoks, the short and primitive race that lives on the forest moon of Endor in the Star Wars universe, are pretty adorable. They’re short, furry, and look like they’d make for an extremely cute pet.

That pet-like appearance isn’t coincidental. In fact, the entire color scheme, eye shape and pattern, and even some of the facial structure of the Ewoks was based heavily off of George Lucas’s dog. The dog was a Griffon Bruxellois, a toy breed notable for their rich brown coloration, flatter face, and–when not trimmed back–their bushy brown beards.

Image courtesy of Dan9186.