All Of The May The 4th 'Star Wars' Content On Disney+
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At the beginning of April, Disney released several new bits of Star Wars content on its streaming platform, although the term “new” might be a bit misleading here, as all the releases are at least nearly two decades old: Starting with the Genndy Tartakovsky's Clone Wars series (2003 – 2005), the two made for TV Ewok movies Caravan of Courage and Battle for Endor, the animated Ewoks series, and going all the way back to the animated segment The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, which is probably the only watchable part of the Star Wars Holiday Special (1978), where the audience is first introduced to Boba Fett.
To celebrate this year’s Star Wars Day - May the 4th - Disney adds several additional items to it roster of Star Wars content and this time the term “new” is adequate:
The Bad Batch
The by far biggest release is, of course, the start of the new animated series The Bad Batch, with an episode that is more than an hour long. For those who might actually not have heard of this newest chapter of the saga, the series stemming from the creative minds behind The Clone Wars follows the missions and adventures of a group of modified clone soldiers, called Clone Force 99, who didn’t take part in Order 66, weren’t turned into stormtroopers and are now– after the declaration of the Empire and the end of the war – facing a radically different galaxy with a new regime that wants to crush them once and for all. After May 4th, new episodes are expected to be released Fridays on a weekly basis.
The Force Awakens From Its Nap
This first-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed short from the creators of The Simpsons takes the galaxy far, far away to Springfield, where Maggie Simpson, the youngest child of Homer and Marge, goes on her own hero’s journey in order to find her pacifier. On her quest, she will meet young Padawans, Rebel scum, old and new droids, and Sith Lords until she faces the ultimate battle against the dark side of the Force.
The Force Awakens from Its Nap is only the first of several The Simpsons specials that Disney+ will release throughout the year, paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles. And for those who find the title sounding vaguely familiar – Mark Hamill tweeted something like this back in 2017 after the title of Episode VIII was released.
Disney has commissioned 15 artists to create pieces that will be shown on the Star Wars landing page of Disney+ between the 4th and the 9th of May. All of these are fan art and they cover not only characters and scenes from all nine films of the Skywalker saga, but also from Rogue One, Solo, The Mandalorian, The Clone Wars, and of course The Bad Batch. All the artwork will later be available for purchase on the Star Wars page of Amazon. If you would like to see all of these amazing pieces and learn something about the artists, who come from the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK, and Germany, you can do so by visiting StarWars.com.
Star Wars Biomes
This feature takes the visitor through virtual tours of some of the most iconic locations of the saga, by offering fly-overs of Tatooine, Hoth, or Sorgan (the planet from season one of The Mandalorian, where Din Djarin first meets Cara Dune and Grogu nearly eats a frog).
For those who don’t like sand, but prefer fast spaceships, Disney+ offers the chance to take closer looks at both the exterior and the interior of the Millennium Falcon and an Imperial Star Destroyer.
Written By Gerald Petschk
Source(s): Vital Thrills
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