Chewbacca and Happy Hollow

Our son Brian sent a link that included this interesting fact from Wikipedia:

Chewbacca’s dialogue was created from recordings of walrusescamels, bears, and badgers from Burtt’s personal sound library. One of the most prominent elements was an American black bear living in the Happy Hollow Zoo in San Jose, California. These sounds were mixed in different ratios to create different roars.[32]

We often visited Happy Hollow when our children we young, and we now take our grandchildren there. We’ll view the black bear there with even more respect in the future.

With Love,




About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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5 Responses to Chewbacca and Happy Hollow

  1. ksbeth says:

    that is so cool and chewy was always my favorite character –

  2. Ann Koplow says:

    Good to know, Russ!

    With love,

  3. Even though I am not a Star Wars fan I do not live in a cave so know who Chewbacca is and thus found this interesting

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