While live action announcements attracted the most attention this year Star Wars Celebration, the event came to an end with more than a handful of new animation developments that brought the Star Wars canon in the near future.
While most of the news from this year’s Celebration focused on stories of the adult heroes and villains who will battle it out around the world Star Wars‘ history, the talk on Friday turned to young kids like Michael Olson and the rest of the creative team behind Disney Plus and Disney Junior’s Young Jedi Adventures revealed some early details about the upcoming project. Set during Star Wars‘ High Republic era, Young Jedi Adventures — Coming in Spring 2023 – will follow the journeys of multiple Jedi-to-be as they begin to learn the ways of the Force for the first time.
While the series is aimed at younger viewers, director Elliot M. Bour explained that: Young Jedi Adventures will also delve into new details about the greater universe as it existed during the High Republic, when the Jedi were still at the height of their power.
Set during the era of the High Republic, the Original Series follows Younglings as they study the ways of the Force and become Jedi: compassion, self-discipline, teamwork, patience and friendship. Young Jedi Adventures is coming to Disney+ and Disney Junior in Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/EbcmI98ecv
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Like Young Jedi AdventuresDave Filoni and Charles Murray’s New Stories of the Jedi anthology series will focus on stories set during the Star Wars prequels but follow well-known characters such as Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku. In the first six-episode series – due out later this year – Stories of the Jedi will highlight key moments in the lives of Ahsoka and Dooku and crystallize their respective paths to heroism and roguery.
Details about the next season of Star Wars: Visions — but Lucasfilm revealed that the upcoming series of episodes will feature projects from several production houses outside of Japan. While there will be a few more anime episodes, the second season of Visions will also feature episodes produced next spring in South Korea, France, Spain, India, UK, Ireland and South Africa.