May 4, also known as Star Wars day, is a date near and dear to Star Wars’ fans hearts, and this year, Disney Plus is rewarding them with not one but two new series debuting on the streaming service.
Animated anthology series Star Wars: Visions, volume 2, includes nine new shorts from nine studios around the globe, employing different styles of animation to tell new stories about a galaxy far, far away.
Star Wars: Visions includes El Guiri’s “Sith,” Cartoon’s Saloon’s “Screecher’s Reach,” Punkrobot’s “In the Stars,” Aardman’s “I Am Your Mother,” Studio Mir’s “Journey to the Dark Head,” Studio La Cachette’s “The Spy Dancer,” 88 Pictures’ “The Bandits of Golak,” D’ART Shtajio’s “The Pit,” and Triggerfish’s “Aau’s Song.”
Star Wars: Visions is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s Josh Rimes, James Waugh and Jacqui Lopez.
Animated series Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, which also airs on Disney Junior, follows Jedi younglings 200 years before the events of Phantom Menace. In the series, the young padawan study the ways of the force, and sometimes with Master Yoda himself, on their way to becoming full masters.
Produced by Lucasfilm in collaboration with Wild Canary for Disney Plus and Disney Junior, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez and Josh Rimes. Michael Olson (Puppy Dog Pals) is showrunner and executive producer; Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) is supervising director and co-producer; Jeannine Hodson (Puppy Dog Pals) is producer; and Lamont Magee (Black Lightning) is consulting producer.
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures stars Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and Piotr Michael as Master Yoda.
Disney Plus also released the top spot, “May the 4th be With You,” incorporating scenes from all Star Wars properties thus far, including the original trilogy, the prequels, sequels, animated series, and current live-action series, including The Mandalorian, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka.