Have you ever wondered how everybody’s favourite Wookiee – not that there’s a whole lot of them to choose from – got his voice? Now all is revealed.

Chewbacca’s impressive set of guttural roars and groans throughout the many Star Wars movies mainly come from… a bear! Legendary Hollywood sound designer Ben Burrt assembled the original set of Chewie’s language, and that was added to for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Not only were more grizzly sounds recorded, but a seal also stepped in to add a bit more to the Wookiee arsenal.

Seriously, we’re not lion – see for yourself!

Solo: A Star Wars Story hits on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD this October 3 at JB Hi-Fi