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Jedi Younglings Revealed in ‘Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures’ Images

The first animated preschool series from the ‘Star Wars’ universe follows the kids as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi; the show hits Disney+ and Disney Junior in May.

Disney+, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm revealed images and a premiere date for Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures. Set in the High Republic era, the first preschool animated series from the Star Wars universe follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures debuts on Disney+ and Disney Junior on May 4, 2023.

Two new shared images include one of Master Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83 on planet Tenoo, with the second image showing Lys, Kai, and Nubs during a training sequence.

Produced by Lucasfilm for Disney Junior and Disney+, the series is executive produced by Lucasfilm's James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes. Michael Olson is the showrunner and executive producer. Elliot M. Bour is co-producer and supervising director, Jeannine Hodson is producer, and Lamont Magee is consulting producer.

Star Wars transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” said Waugh, the show’s executive producer as well as Senior Vice President Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm. “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.”

Alyssa Sapire, Senior Vice President, Development, Series, Strategy, Disney Junior, added, “Our collaboration with Lucasfilm on this series is an amazing opportunity to introduce this universally cherished franchise to a younger generation. As an early entry point into Star Wars, we have created a series with exciting new and familiar characters and storylines that highlight the values of compassion, teamwork, and friendship, which are important elements for all of our Disney Junior programming.”

The series stars 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.  

Source: Disney+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.