The all-new animated Star Wars shorts have arrived to share the Force…
The first Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures animated shorts arrive today on StarWarsKids.com and the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, and they’re charming love letters to some of the saga’s greatest moments and icons. Featuring icons like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Chewbacca. Princess Leia and our beloved R2-D2 and C-3PO the force is truly strong with them.
Developed with the animation studio Titmouse Animation, the shorts have a vibrant, modern look, falling somewhere between manga and a Star Wars Little Golden Book come to life. Each short encapsulates something about a character, their choices, and their path, taking inspiration from specific scenes and amplifying them.
Luke vs. the Wampa – “Cavern Escape”
One of the challenges that came up later in the process on this piece had to do with making sure a young audience new to Star Wars would recognize Luke since he’s in a different wardrobe, is battered, and upside down in a location that might be unfamiliar to them. This hurdle helped us hone in on what the narration needed to be in certain shorts and what it should accomplish. Here, the narration provides context and drives the urgency. It’s reminiscent of old short animated serials in that way. One of the team’s favourite moments is the final shot of Luke in the snow, breathing that sigh of relief, and then smiling. Titmouse really brought that sense of playfulness to the forefront and it makes a harrowing tale of survival that much sweeter in the end.
If you’re a parent or older sibling who loves Star Wars and want to share it with the younglings in your family, Galaxy of Adventures could be their first step into a larger world.
Stay tuned to thefutureoftheforce.com for more episodes as they arrive…
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