Luke Skywalker Returns In STAR WARS GALAXY OF ADVENTURES

A new series of animated STAR WARS shorts is headed your way (checks notes) this week.

Between a steady drip of feature-length spin-offs, the forthcoming Episode IX, two live-action series (The Mandalorian and whatever the Cassian Andor series ends up being called), Rian Johnson's still-in-development/non-Skywalker trilogy, the animated Star Wars: Resistance, and the Galaxy's Edge theme park opening next year at Disneyland, it's a pretty sweet time to be a Star Wars fan.

Don't like one piece of new Star Wars content? Don't worry, another one'll be along any minute! Case in point: the just-announced Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, a series of animated shorts headed to this new Star Wars portal and the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel this Friday.

What is Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures? Here's THR with the news:

"The new series of short cartoons will launch on both the new Star Wars Kids portal and a Star Wars Kids YouTube channel Friday, with six shorts being released simultaneously. More episodes will be released through December, according to Lucasfilm, with each installment combining sorties with 'fun and educational add-ons designed to help older fans, parents, and other mentors to welcome the kids in their lives to explore the galaxy far, far away.' Further episodes will follow throughout 2019."

Lucasfilm VP of franchise content and strategy James Waugh adds:

“With Galaxy of Adventures, we wanted to craft something that allowed parents to help their kids take their first step into a much larger world whether they were ready to show their kids the films or wanted to find new ways to explore the content.”

So...Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures is comprised of animated, educational shorts? And they're also designed to...(re)introduce classic Star Wars characters to a (much) younger audience? Weird flex, but okay. Doesn't sound like something we'll have a lot of use for, but the animation looks interesting enough.

What do you folks think? Into this? Not so much? Think your kids'll enjoy it? Are you excited to teach them what a Chewbacca is? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for further Star Wars-related updates as they roll in.

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