- "You will, therefore, be taken to the Dune Sea and cast into the Pit of Carkoon, the nesting place of the all powerful Sarlacc."
- ―C-3PO, translating Jabba the Hutt
The Great Pit of Carkoon was a large depression in the desert on Tatooine. Inside the pit was a creature known as a sarlacc, which could swallow an individual whole and slowly digest them over one thousand years. Due to its proximity to Jabba the Hutt's palace, the crime lord used the pit and its sarlacc for torturous executions. The pit was the location of the rescue of Han Solo, which took place shortly before the Battle of Endor.
Behind the scenesEdit
The sound of the sarlacc was created from sounds of alligator hisses, as well as the sounds of some of the Jedi crew's stomachs after eating pizza.
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- The Legends of Luke Skywalker
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- Return of the Jedi: Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
- Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Read-Along Storybook and CD
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- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures – "Home One"
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- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
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- (First identified as Great Pit of Carkoon)