The catalog of Disney + Star Wars will be expanded next April 2 with several of the classic television works of the saga … and they may surprise you. On the one hand, the two volumes of Star Wars Clone Wars arrive, but we are not talking about Dave Filoni’s 3D animated series (whose seventh season premiered, late last year), but about Genndy Tartakovsky’s 2D animation series.
This series, of 25 short-lived episodes, premiered on Cartoon Network in 2003 (therefore, before the premiere of Episode III), and sports a highly stylized 2D animation style, characteristic of its author Genndy Tartakovsky, also creator of Samurai Jack or Dexter’s Laboratory.
The success of the series subsequently led to the creation of The Clone Wars, which was the one that introduced us to Ahsoka Tano. However, the original Clone Wars is no longer part of the current Star Wars canon, although that will not prevent us from enjoying them on Disney + from April 2.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars and its possible viewing orders
Much less canon are the series and movies of the Ewoks, children’s products that came out during the 80s and that also arrive at Disney + that same day.
Live action movies (TV movies) are Caravan of Courage and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor, released in 1984 and 1985, as well as the two seasons of Star Wars: Ewoks, a 2D animation series with 35 episodes, between 1985 and 1986.
Even more unexpected is the arrival of The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, an animated short that was part of the famous 1978 Holiday Special, and which has the honor of being the first appearance of Boba Fett.
Yes, one of the most popular characters in the saga was not born in The Empire Strikes Back, but in the worst Star Wars product in history … although at least the short, which is what comes to Disney +, is salvageable.