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George Lucas and Indiana

"I had an Alaskan Malamute when I was writing the film. A very sweet dog, she would always sit next to me when I was writing. And when I'd drive around, she'd sit in the front seat. A Malamute is a very large dog—like a hundred and thirty pounds and bigger than a human being and very long-haired. Having her with me all the time inspired me to give Han Solo a sidekick who was like a big, furry dog. Not quite like a dog, but intelligent."
―George Lucas[src]

Indiana was an Alaskan Malamute owned by George Lucas in the 1970s. Indiana was the inspiration for the character of Chewbacca,[1] and later became the source of Indiana Jones' name.

In the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. admits to having taken for himself the name of the family dog, Indiana, of whom he had very fond memories.


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  1. Databank title.png Chewbacca in the Databank (content now obsolete; backup link)
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