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‘It’s a Tall World, After All’ – Dwight Howard Meets Chewbacca at Star Tours

posted on May 6th, 2011 by Gary Buchanan, Social Media Managing Editor

NBA basketball superstar Dwight Howard, All-Star center for the Orlando Magic, stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios today and had the chance to visit everyone’s favorite Wookiee, Chewbacca. Dwight, who just captured his third consecutive “NBA Defensive Player of the Year” award (he’s the first player in NBA history to win the award three straight years) and finished second in the NBA MVP vote this season, was all smiles as he visited with one of the very few film stars who can say they stand as tall as the popular athlete.

Posing with Chewbacca and wearing a pair of R2-D2 inspired Mouse Ears, Dwight looked right at home in front of the soon-to-open “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” attraction. “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” (as well as the 2011 edition of Star Wars Weekends) opens at Walt Disney World Resort on May 20.

As Dwight was leaving Chewbacca, he even did his best impression of the Wookiee’s unique “voice” (which Chewie seemed to especially like!). Let us know if you, or someone you know, has a knack at Chewbacca’s famous voice, or any others from the famed Star Wars saga.

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Wendy from CA on May 7th, 2011 at 10:48 am

So good to see Chewy on the blog.


Gary Buchanan on May 9th, 2011 at 3:37 pm

The Wookiee always has been one of my favorites too, Wendy.


Melissa on May 7th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Was this the actual actor and costume from the Star Wars movies?


Romina from Buenos Aires on May 7th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

My husband it’s THE BEST doing Chewbacca’s voice!!!!!! You should listen to him, he ROCKS! Pretty sure nobody can beat him :)


Gary Buchanan on May 9th, 2011 at 3:56 pm

That takes talent, Romina. I’ve tried it myself and I can’t even get close.


Jennifer on May 7th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I can do Chewy’s voice! I wish we could see/hear video of Dwight’s imitation! :)


Morgan on May 11th, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I am wondering about his R2D2 ears…Are those available to buy? Thanks!!!