Star Wars Fans around the world have helped the snub-nosed Sichuan monkey, also known as the golden-haired Sichuan monkey, or Gold Snub monkey, go viral on social media, thanks to its resemblance to an Ewok. The small, furry creatures were first introduced in Return of the Jedi in 1983 and are described by Wookieepedia as “a diminutive of the hairy bipedals, native to the forest moon of Endor”. Some Star Wars fans dismissed the teddy bear-like creatures as a merchandise money grab from George Lucas, but others still hope we’ll see them in a new adventure soon.
The Golden Snub monkey is mainly found in southwestern China, where it is endangered. Video of one of the monkeys started to gain some momentum on social media after that Star Wars fans soon noticed that it looked like a real Ewok. One fan exclaimed, “Live-action Ewok series confirmed!” Disney + may have just added the Ewok movies made for TV, but we’ve yet to officially hear about a new standalone series or movie on the way.
For now, Star Wars fans can head to Disney + to stream 1984’s Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure and 1985’s Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, along with the animated Ewoks TV series that aired from 1985 to 1986. Another fan responded to the footage of the Golden Snub monkey saying, “The new Ewok movie looks nice.” While a new project around the Ewoks would more than likely be welcomed by Star Wars fans, there are more than a few who want more than just some new footage.
The Golden Snub monkey has a few Star Wars fans who want to travel to China and bring their own “Ewok” home to show off to friends and family. Some of the more skeptical social media users are convinced that the monkey will rip your face off if it gets hungry or angry, while more than a few are quick to note that the Golden Snub monkey is on the endangered list. Who knows, with the help of some Star Wars fans, we could see some extra protections coming down the line to protect the furry little guys. This isn’t the first time humans have seen monkeys resembling Ewoks. In 2018, “Ewok-esque troll monkeys” were spotted playing music on the edge of a Thai island.
It has been reported more than once that a new Ewok project is heading to Disney +, but no official confirmation has been offered from anyone at Lucasfilm. Regardless, the Golden Snub monkey had some laughs Star Wars fans who can now get their Ewok fix on Disney + with the 80s specials. While we wait to see if more Ewok adventures are on the way, check out the Golden Snub monkey above, thanks to the Twitter account from Chicago Force.
Subjects: Star Wars