A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, kids around the world were introduced to Star Wars. For decades the saga of films has enthralled kids of all ages. However, the younglings of us maybe don’t pay attention to the films as much as us older kids do. So what has Lucasfilm done about that? They’ve created Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures, a brand new series of shorts that bring the most pivotal moments in bite-sized animated shorts.
StarWars.com announced the new series with a trailer, introducing a new YouTube channel aimed specifically towards younger children. Lucasfilm’s vice president for franchise content and strategy James Waugh told the website just what they want to accomplish with the series. “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.” Essentially, it could help parents introduce Star Wars to their children. Cool, right?
The shorts will contain audio from the films while giving the moments a bright, colorful adaptation; seemingly inspired from Japanese anime. At the present, it looks like the series will focus on the original trilogy mostly but also expand into the other films. Focusing on introducing “the greatest characters, moments, and themes from Star Wars at large”, kids will experience Star Wars in a whole new way. Since I don’t have a kid myself, this currently won’t help me. But it’s a wonderful way to introduce the movies to young kids. When I have kids of my own, I’d love to utilize these shorts, letting them take baby steps (maybe almost literally) into the universe that’s come to mean so much to me.
Check out the trailer (and poster!) below and let us know what you think! Will you show these shorts to your kids? Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more news from the galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures will start debuting shorts on November 30th, 2018.
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