Visions Anthology celebrates Star Wars with new animated shorts on Disney +
Star Wars: Visions was officially announced by Disney and Lucasfilm. The new anthology collection shows the Star Wars franchise through an anime lens. The new show, broadcast exclusively on Disney +, presents an entirely new, creative take on the galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s greatest anime creators. The anthology collection will bring 10 fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios and bring Star Wars a fresh and diverse cultural perspective.
Star Wars: Visions, an original series of animated shorts, celebrates the @StarWars galaxy through the lens of the world’s top Japanese anime creators. Join @DisneyPlus in 2021. pic.twitter.com/lmCZGSHEhY
– Star Wars (@starwars) December 10, 2020
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy hasn’t released any additional information about Star Wars: Visions, but fans are pretty excited about it. The series will join the franchise’s other animated projects, including Clone Wars, Rebels, and the recently announced Bad Batch. There’s plenty to do in the world of Star Wars animation thanks to the hard work of show runners like Dave Filoni, who also steers the ship at the Mandalorian with Jon Favreau.
Lucasfilm and Disney didn’t mention any of the artists who will be involved in Star Wars: Visions, but we should have that information in the months ahead. Another new animated series will also be coming to Disney + in the near future. A droid story is the interface between animation and visual effects that offers new ways to explore. Lucasfilm Animation will partner with Lucasfilm’s visual effects team, Industrial Light & Magic, to create a special Star Wars adventure for Disney +. This epic journey will introduce us to a new hero led by the legendary duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.
Like Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm sees a bright future with the Disney + streaming platform that will allow them to dig deep into the storylines. The Rogue One prequel, not an officially titled Andor, is currently in production while the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, in which Hayden Christensen will return as Darth Vader, is in development. An Ahsoka Tano spin-off series called Ahsoka is on the way, along with a new series called Rangers of the New Republic. There’s a lot for war of stars Fans to be really happy about.
In addition to the small screen projects, Kathleen Kennedy also announced some things for the big screen. The Rogue Squadron movie is on its way from Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and Taika Waititi is still developing his mysterious Star Wars movie. With that said, it will be a while before the films hit the big screen. Until then, Disney + will be the home of the Star Wars universe thanks to the breakout hit The Mandalorian, which will be back for a third season on Christmas Day 2021. You can read the Star Wars: Visions official announcement above. thanks to the official Star Wars Twitter account.
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