Lucasfilm and Disney have just announced that a new animated Star Wars series is headed for Disney+ on May 4, 2023, and it is called Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures.
The series will feature Yoda and Jedi younglings and will be set during the High Republic era. The cast of characters include Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83.
The voice cast is loaded with recognizable names too, many of which have worked on other animated Star Wars projects. The voice cast includes: Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and Piotr Michael as Master Yoda.
The tone of the series will be light as it is meant for young kids. In fact, according to James Waugh, this is the first Star Wars series created specifically for pre-schoolers.
“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.”James Waugh – StarWars
You can see a still from the series below. The style is definitely rad, and the tone sounds ideal for getting the tiny tots into Star Wars. Like other animated Star Wars though, I bet older fans find it to be worthwhile as well. Make sure to tune in on May the 4th to find out!
Nick and I will talk more about Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures on next week’s episode of the SWTS, so don’t forget to tune into the Star Wars Time Show on a weekly basis via our podcast platforms or via YouTube if you prefer the livestream angle.