View Full Version : Chewbacca's Voice

05-24-2004, 10:32 AM
Who/what made it. It wasn't Peter Mayhew doing it was it?

05-24-2004, 10:44 AM
It was a bear. There was actually an article in a SW Insider when the bear passed. When I get home I'll try to dig it up (Unless someone beats me too it ;) )

05-24-2004, 11:19 AM
I do believe there are some other animal sounds in there as well (to supplement the bear sound) ?

05-24-2004, 12:25 PM
You are probably right. Either that, or Burtt really toyed around with the sounds that he recorded from the bear. I really just vaguely remember the article in the Insider.

05-24-2004, 01:06 PM
Thats's cool!!!!!!!!!!!:cool:

05-24-2004, 02:35 PM
I'll look it up. There is a specific audio "recipe" for Chewie's voice. Some of the sounds were played backwards over other sounds.

05-24-2004, 03:21 PM
I think there was also a walrus and/or sea lion.

Update: Straight from Burtt's mouth...

Mostly bears, with a dash of walrus, dog, and lion thrown in.

05-24-2004, 04:07 PM
It sounds like my partner when she wakes up of a morning! :crazed:.

Me: "Want some cornflakes?"
Lady Friend: "Rarrrgh, rrragh rah"

Ben Burtt probably got a recording of her :p!



jedi master sal
05-25-2004, 02:05 PM
I think I remember that there was also a violin sound in there somewhere. Modified of course, but it makes some sense.

El Chuxter
05-25-2004, 02:09 PM
There's no telling what all's mixed in one of the SW sound effects (excepting when Burtt tells us). The dude's just a genius. :D

jedi master sal
05-25-2004, 04:31 PM
What sounds were used to create Chewbacca's famous voice?
Mostly bears, with a dash of walrus, dog, and lion thrown in.

Here's the PROOF!


This is coming from Ben Burtt himself on the official website.

(I did a search on Yahoo looking for - Chewbacca voice sound ) This is the first link it came up with.


05-26-2004, 04:22 PM
Sal, where do you think I got the quote I posted here? :D

05-27-2004, 02:52 PM
He's been feeling a bit slow these days. :)