“Yub Nub”: The Ewoks, Boba Fett and Clone Wars are Coming to Disney+
It is not secret, if you follow our site and podcast, that I am a fan of the Ewoks. Not only being a part of my favorite Star Wars movie, The Return of the Jedi, I find their story, and concept appealing – both to the 12 year old boy nostalgia, present Star Wars fandom and the fact that such a primitive species was able to show so much determination and heart to help the Rebels defeat the Empire once and for all!
So I was excited to hear that the Ewoks (outside of Return of the Jedi) will be coming to Disney+ on April 2nd! This will include “Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure” (1985), “Ewoks: The Battle for Endor” (1985), and the 1985 Star Wars: Ewoks animated series. These are targeted at younger audiences but, in my opinion, are fun movies for all! In a time, after Return of the Jedi left theaters, there wasn’t any Star Wars and as a ferocious Star Wars fan, I welcomed ANYTHING related to the galaxy far, far away. I only hope that they also add the animated series,“Star Wars: Droids Adventures” to the line up!
We will also see the animated segment from the notorious 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special that featured the first appearance (at the time) of Boba Fett that they have called, “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee.” This is the part of the Holiday Special that is the most palatable for most to watch. The animation, created for the special by animators at a Canadian company, has a strange 70’s feel but with an engaging story and adventure. That said, if you haven’t watched the entire Star Wars Holiday Special, you really should give it a try!
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Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated short series, Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 and 2 will also come to Disney+ in April. Although “not canon” any longer is a fun watch as we see the Jedi on the front lines of the war in a unique animated style.
Star Wars: Clone Wars, Ewoks, and “The Story of the Faithful Wookiee” premiere on Disney+ April 2.