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bantha canyon

from star wars, a new hope posted in movies

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bantha canyon
desolation canyon road
death valley, california 92328

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Bantha Canyon (real name Desolation Canyon in Death Valley National Park) is where the Tusken Raiders mount their Banthas on Tatooine in A New Hope. The scenes immediately after this where Luke gets attacked by the Sand People were filmed in Tunisia at Star Wars Canyon.

The original Bantha was an elephant draped in fur with fake horns and is one of the few creatures that Lucas didn't replace with CGI at some point in the last twenty years.

Sand People on their Bantha in Desolation Canyon