Chewbacca is the fictional character in Star Wars franchise who is a Wookiee, tall, hirsute biped as well as an intelligent species from a planet called Kashyyyk. He is the loyal friend and the associate of Han Solo and he serves as the co-pilot on the spaceship of Solo, The Millennium Falcon. The role of Chewbacca is played by an actor named Peter Mayhew in Star Wars movies. The character of Chewbacca has also appeared on the TV, in books, comics as well as the video games.
Chewbacca’s creation as a gentle hairy non-English speaking co-pilot was inspired by George Lucas seeing his dog sitting up on passenger seat of his own car. It was said that the name of the character was derived from sobaka which is the Russian word for the dog, In all the four screen appearances, the character of Crewbacca was played by Peter Mayhem who was chosen for the height of seven feet and three inches. 5 identical costumes were made her Peter, in three original movies and a holiday special, the suits were made of the yak hair as well as mohair. Only the blue eyes of Peter could be seen in the costume buts his fans easily recognize him by his gestures as well as his co-workers claimed the ability to tell when a stand-in was taking the place of him.
The voice of Chewbacca was created by original films’ sound designer Ben Burtt from the recordings of lions, rabbits, walruses, tigers, camels, badgers, and bears in the personal menagerie of Ben. The individual recordings were then mixed at the different ratios for the different utternaces of Chewbacca. One of the most prominent elements in that voice was the black bear named as Tarik from Happy Hollow Zoo in the San Jose, California. Chewbacca is one of the some fictional characters who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at MTV Movie Awards. As his fans compiled that he would also receive the medal along with Han Solo and Luke Skywalker at the end of the New Hope, MTV presented an award as medal bestowed by Carrie Fisher.
The character Chewbacca is a 200 years old Wookiee who becomes the companion of Han Solo then an Imperial Officer refused to order to kill him from which Solo was dismissed from Imperial Navy and then he became a smuggler. For repaying the debt, Chewbacca protected Solo for rest of his life and served as the co-pilot of Millennium Falcon. Chewbacca is a tall Wookiee with the height of eight feet and he is a fearsome sight. He was also named as one of the Greatest Sidekicks in the history of the film by Entertainment Weekly.
The character of Chewbacca has been appeared on TV, in comics, books as well as video games. The t shirts with the photo print of Chewbacca can also be found in various of the stores. Besides that, more information related to him and his quotes can also be obtained from various of the internet site such as Wikipedia and IMDb and many more.