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Disney Channel Schedules New ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Specials

Two halfhours will include eight new installments spotlighting characters from across the ‘Star Wars’ universe.

‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ comes to Disney Channel in October, with a pair of half-hour specials featuring new animated shorts.

Moments both big and small shape our heroes destinies in two half-hour Star Wars: Forces of Destiny television specials on Disney Channel in October.

Featuring a total of eight never-before-seen installments, these specials showcase compilations of the popular animated shorts featuring Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and Padmé Amidala, as well as new episodes including Han Solo, Hera Syndulla, Finn, Maz Kanata and many others. 

The first half-hour special debuts Sunday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The second airs Sunday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel and the Disney Channel App.

Developed by Lucasfilm Animation, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny showcases how choices both big and small shaped the destinies of beloved characters. Talent from across Star Wars films and animated TV series reprise their roles: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber and Matt Lanter among others.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny also will continue to be supported by global product extensions, such as adventure figures and role-play from Hasbro, apparel exclusive to Target, as well as books and comics from Disney Publishing. 

With the first eight installments launching digitally, these new shorts will also launch on Disney YouTube following the Disney Channel specials.

Source: Disney Channel

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.

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