When I was a child, Star Wars was popular. I was too young to have watched the movies in the theater, but the movies were popular none the less. I knew the story and probably watched the movies on TV at some point. I even recall watching a droids TV show and eating terrible tasting Star Wars cereal for the C3P0 cutout mask on the back of the box. But even as a child, I remember Ewoks: The Battle for Endor being a big pile of shit.
First, where is Luke Skywalker? That was the whole point of Star Wars for me as a child. Watch Luke cut things up with a lightsaber. The force. Spaceships and blasters. Instead it was magic and wizards and Ewoks. Total crap.
Who wants to watch some old dude? Where is the adventure? Bullshit. Even as a child I thought it was crap. And it was. Throwing in scenes from Empire Strikes Back in the trailer? Talk about bait and switch.