Old school ‘Star Wars’ fans, get ready, because Disney+ is going to leverage the nostalgia next month! As part of their April releases they have included some of the classic shows from the time period of the original films, along with fan favorite “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
On April 2nd (and not April 1st like I was suspecting) a bunch of classic ‘Star Wars’ shows will drop including:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Volume I and II
Of course this is only part of the series. Here’s the synopsis from Wookiepedia:
“As more star systems get swept into the Clone Wars, the valiant Jedi knights struggle to maintain order. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano embark on a mission that brings them face-to-face with Jabba the Hutt. Plotting against them is evil Count Dooku and his agent, Asajj Ventress, who would ensure that the Jedis fail. Meanwhile, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead the clone army against the forces of the Dark Side.”
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
After ‘Return of the Jedi’ they tried to cash in on Ewoks, because who wouldn’t they’re feisty, fluffy and the honey badgers of their world.
This film came out the year after “Return of the Jedi” in 1984 and it was aired on television.
I remember Disney Channel used to run Star Wars movies and cartoons so this isn’t a big leap for these old ones to be on Disney+.
Here’s the synopsis from Wikipedia:
“When a family’s spacecraft crashes on the forest moon of planet Endor, teenage son Mace (Eric Walker) and his little sister, Cindel (Aubree Miller), find themselves separated from their parents. Soon these lost children encounter the Ewoks, the small and furry warriors who call the moon home. With the help of these adorable yet fearless natives, brother and sister set out on a quest to rescue their parents from the grip of a vicious monster known as the Gorax.”
Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
The sequel film to “Caravan of Courage” “Ewoks: The Battle For Endor” came out in 1985 and was made for television.
Here’s the write-up from Wikipedia:
“Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.”
“Star Wars: Ewoks” Season I and II
“Ewoks” was a cartoon show ran on ABC from 1985 until 1986 and was produced by Nelvana, who interestingly enough had a deal with George Lucas because he didn’t want to work within the confines of Hollywood.
The first season was called “Ewoks” and the second season was called “The All New Ewoks”
Here’s the synopsis from Wikipedia:
“The series focuses on the adventures of Wicket W. Warrick and his friends on the forest moon of Endor before the events of A New Hope and The Ewok Adventure. Unlike the Ewok films, the characters speak English instead of their native language (though Ewokese phrases and songs are occasionally used).”
“The Story of the Faithful Wookie” From the “Star Wars Holiday Special“
This animation, done by Nelvana, appeared in the 1978 ” Star Wars Holiday Special” and it’s the first introduction of Boba Fett.
In fact, we know one of the animators who worked on it and we have an interview from him we posted on Star Wars Day (May the 4th) last year.
Here’s the synopsis from Wookiepedia:
“Han Solo and Chewbacca have been on a mission to recover a mystical Talisman thought to be a powerful artifact. Chewbacca comes out of Hyperspace nearly colliding with the Rebel base. Luke, R2-D2, and C-3PO come out after him, in a Y-wing, to see what is wrong.”
All of these classics are coming to Disney+ next month! Disney is going for more classic ‘Star Wars.’
I have to admit the nostalgia is working because I remember watching the Ewok movies on the Disney Channel when I was a kid. Plus I have an odd affinity for the furry little Endorians. I love ewoks.
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