I saw this on Twitter and I was curious where it came from. It doesn't match any movie footage I know of. It may be from the Holiday Special.

  • From the what? I just see "from the ������� �������", must be a bug somewhere. Dec 1 '15 at 2:35
  • Wookies can smile?
    – zer00ne
    Dec 1 '15 at 3:01
  • It's Chewbacka's wife smiling in Star Wars Holiday Special: youtu.be/Z4CtXcjib4o?t=896
    – user13267
    Dec 1 '15 at 12:16

It is from the Star Wars Holiday Special and is a picture of Mallatobuck (Malla), Chewbacca's wife.

A site devoted to the Holiday Special has several alternate pictures of Malla and the other Wookiees who appear (his son Lumpy and his father-in-law Itchy).

  • The Holiday Special - it's not even 'so bad, it's good' - it's THAT bad
    – NKCampbell
    Dec 1 '15 at 2:40
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    @NathanK.Campbell Or as XKCD described it, So Bad It's Worse. Dec 1 '15 at 2:44

Giphy, which specializes in animated gifs, has this tagged as coming from the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Thanks to @user13267 for providing link and location, we can see the scene from that movie where the gif/mp4 was taken, a little before 15 minutes in.

Screencap of the scene, showing timestamp

  • 1
    That's a terrible "source". Anyone could put any hashtag on those gifs they want.
    – user31178
    Dec 1 '15 at 5:45
  • @CreationEdge updated.
    – Himarm
    Dec 2 '15 at 3:19

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