October 6, 2022
Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge Coming to Disney+

Annlyel explores why Jedi Temple Challenge found a new home on Star Wars Kids

Disney+ has given us Star Wars fans a lot to digest in the past seven months. We’ve got two new series, one live-action and one animated, that have managed to blow our socks practically off. The Mandalorian was a brand new series that only proved how genius Dave Filoni can be and The Clone Wars gave us the conclusion to a Star Wars story that we deserved (yes, I’m pointing an accusatory finger at you The Rise of Skywalker.)

Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge Coming to Disney+

Now, it seemed, like we would get a new Star Wars-themed series, one that would become the franchise’s first game show: Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge. Turns out, the series will now be available to watch on the Star Wars Kids Youtube Channel or starwarskids.com. What a bummer! Once again, Ahmed Best seems to be getting the short end of the stick.

Now, to be honest, I watched the trailer and it didn’t have the quality one associates with Star Wars and Disney+ but it is cute. The obstacles look as if they were made from a low budget, the Star Wars aspect of the world these children will have to run through doesn’t feel authentic enough, and it shows that while Disney can bring a lot to life, this idea just did not have it where it counts. They put so much work into Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and Disney World that I guess they decided to take a break on their other projects.

Star Wars Jedi Temple Challenge

Still, I hope it does well on the Star Wars Kids Youtube Channel but unfortunately, I have no interest to tune in and watch it myself. I get it, it’s not meant for me, right? It’s meant for children. But wasn’t A New Hope meant for children in 1977? That didn’t mean it had to be any less epic. Just saying…


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2 thoughts on “‘Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge’ Departs from Disney+? Why Am I Not Surprised

  1. I too feel it is odd it’s not on Disney+; but perhaps Disney is putting it on their YouTube channel because it is targeted at very young kids who’s parents may not have gotten them a Disney+ account so it’s more accessible to them.

    I do agree that it is low budget but it’ll probably be as good as that Temple of Hidden Doom thing.

  2. I agree that it’s odd that it’s not on Disney+, not sure why it couldn’t be released on both. Though having an almost 3 year old (who enjoys the show but is a little young for the target audience) I am slightly encouraged by it being on YouTube. My son likes watch “toy” videos on YouTube (mainly videos about legos or from Kinder Spielzeug Kanal — unboxing and slightly playing with toys), and hopefully this is a start of Star Wars (and Hasbro) of realizing that they also need to generate new Star Wars fans. If Star Wars/Hasbro would do something like what is on the Kinder Spielzeug Kanal channel with 3 3/4″ figures and vehicles and lower the price on them they could create whole new waves of fans that can buy the other lines in the future. Just my 2 cents though.

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