The next generation of Star Wars fans is in for a cool treat. The newly announced Young Jedi Adventures animated series is coming to Disney+ and Disney Junior later this year and the show just got the perfect release date.
StarWars.com confirms that Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will begin streaming on May the 4th, which is also known as Star Wars Day. The animated show, which is being produced by Disney+, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm, will follow a group of Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force.
Young Jedi Adventures is set during the High Republic era when the Jedi Order was at its prime. In the animated series, the young heroes will "explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way."
To celebrate the announcement of the Young Jedi Adventures release date, two new images from the series have been unveiled. The first image shows Master Yoda with the Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83. The second picture features Lys, Kai, and Nubs during one of their training sequences.
The new animated series will feature the voices of Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, and Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83. Piotr Michael will play Master Yoda.
James Waugh, Young Jedi Adventures’ executive producer, shared a statement about the new series.
“Star Wars transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” Waugh said. “When developing Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, the first Star Wars series created for preschoolers, the creative team never stopped thinking about how this show may be a youngling’s first step into a larger world, and their first time experiencing the limitless potential of the Star Wars galaxy.”
“The show’s characters, tone, and the life lessons woven throughout each episode were written just for them, and our talented team was committed to honoring the cinematic legacy while staying true to the expectations of parents for the youngest of audiences,” Waugh concluded.
Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.
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