Disney and Lucasfilm are joining together to make small series of 2-3 minute cartoons titled Star Wars: Forces of Destiny! And all your favorite actors are attached to the project, featuring fan-beloved characters from every era of the Star Wars saga.
Check it out!
Some info from Disney’s press release:
Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will remain true to the Star Wars canon, showing how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destinies of beloved characters. Launching in July, the animated micro-series will be available on Disney YouTube ahead of a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel in Fall 2017. Fans will be delighted to hear familiar voices in the series, including: Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator).
And here is a video teasing the project, with lots of animation snippets and gorgeous visuals:
But perhaps the coolest thing about this preview is what it chooses to leave out–that this series is clearly being created to highlight all the female heroes of Star Wars, but never makes that distinction. Because it shouldn’t be something that needs commenting on. So they’ve simply chosen not to.
There are so many characters in Star Wars that kids grow up relating to. A lot of them are women. We already know that, so here’s a closer look at each and every one.
Get ready for these action-packed morsels to drop in July!