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Are the movies, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), and Caravan of Courage - The Ewok Adventure (1984) considered canonical, or just children's movies that happen to involve a Star Wars license?

Some parts of the movies, such as the Witch, Charal, don't really feel at home with the universe of the three movies.

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-1 for making me go find my mind bleach. –  DVK May 11 at 12:19
    
"On page 155 of the novel Legacy of the Force: Fury, Darth Caedus goes to check on his daughter Allana in a secret compartment of the Anakin Solo, and he finds her sleeping as an "entertainment broadcast in which Ewoks spoke Basic and befriended shipwrecked little girls" plays on a viewscreen". So it's clearly canon in-universe :) –  DVK May 11 at 12:22
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@DVK: Hey! I like the Ewok movies. At least, I did when I was seven. Surely my tastes haven't changed since. –  Charles Burns May 11 at 17:36
    
@CharlesBurns - Trust me, don't watch them again. –  Richard May 11 at 17:56
    
They're still fun, but not high cinema by any standard. Not much below the original trilogy in quality, though. –  methuseus May 11 at 21:12

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At the time of broadcast they were considered to be fully canonical ('G-Canon') alongside the three original trilogy films. They certainly fit the other G-Canon criteria in the sense that Lucas co-wrote and co-directed both films

On top of that, multiple versions of the DVD, VHS and Soundtrack CD feature a quote from Variety Magazine ("Daily Variety pronounces that Ewoks: The Battle for Endor triumphs as a worthy entrant into the hallowed Star Wars canon").

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Since then, LucasFilm seem to have steadily downgraded their status to the current level of "C-Canon" as part of the Expanded Universe (e.g considered fully canon unless contradicted elsewhere by the 6 films or Clone Wars TV show)

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I wonder where it will stand once Disney/LucasFilms is done scrubbing the EU and solidifying their single canon. –  Xantec May 11 at 10:17
    
@Xantec - From what I've been reading, there will only be three canon levels; C (for Canon) and N (for non-canon). Canon will be the six movies and the TV series. Non-canon will be everything else, albeit split between something called "New Legends" (where properties were original Licensed) and "Expanded Universe" (where properties were created by LucasArts/LucasFilm but subsequently de-canonised). –  Richard May 11 at 10:50
    
Uh... you should type up the cirled text. Can't be read as-is. –  DVK May 11 at 12:20
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@sumbuddyx - Oh. The infamous Daily Variety shill job... –  DVK May 11 at 13:22
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@dvk - Otherwise known as "advertise with us and get a good write-up"? –  Richard May 11 at 13:46
  1. Since Lucasfilm officially authorized their DVD re-issue in 2004, they are canon:

    http://www.ebay.com/bhp/star-wars-ewok-adventures

  2. A lot of material from the movies is not only "considered" canon, but is affirmed as such by being re-used in later C-canon EU material.

    Specifically, Teeks, Marauders, Goraxes (Goraxii?), Charal, Blurrgs, and the Towanis have shown up in other books (The Illustrated Star Wars Universe, The Essential Guide to Planets and Moons, and the Black Fleet Crisis (where we see a grown-up Cindel) (src).

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