Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Premieres on Disney+
Star Wars fans have always remained loyal to the newest additions to the franchise. Whether it be a new movie or TV series – we welcome anything that helps shape the fictional world and provides depth to the characters with open arms. Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi has finally premiered on Disney+. It is a series of six animated anthology shorts, with an animation style similar to Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This show puts the spotlight on two different Jedi characters from the prequel trilogy era. The series was produced by Lucasfilms, as well as created and written by Dave Filoni.
The Background of Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
Each episode focuses on the story of two different Jedi characters: Count Dooku (voiced by Corey Burton) and Ahsoka Fano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein). Tales of the Jedi dives deeper into the background of these familiar characters. Ahsoka Fano made her appearance in The Clone Wars film back in 2008 and has since become a fan favorite. Count Dooku was first introduced in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2002. He has also become a prominent figure in the Star Wars franchise, whether you love or hate him. Filoni has described Tales of the Jedi as “two paths and two choices”. He gives us more insight into the trials these characters faced and how they ended up on opposing teams.
Tales of the Jedi is for those who are deep within the Star Wars fandom. Not to say that newcomers would not appreciate the beautiful animation style, but you would certainly be a bit lost if you did not have any idea who the characters were prior to watching. Although if you want to watch it solely for the animation, you will be happy to see just how vivid and lush the landscapes appear within the series.
An In-Depth Look
The episodes are each less than 20 minutes in length. Filoni has proved that keeping the story simple and sweet can still make an incredible impact on the overall worldbuilding of Star Wars. There is no lengthy filler content or irrelevant dialogue. It is full of action yet remains informative, as it provides much-needed character development to both Count Dooku and Ahsoka Fano.
If you have ever wondered why Count Dooku transitions to the dark side, then you will love the storytelling in this series. Filoni makes his background story very relatable – leaving the viewer to question whether or not they would make the same decision in Count Dooku’s situation.
As for Ahsoka Fano, we get a glimpse into her younger years and how she had to overcome obstacles that would help her become a stronger warrior. We are not given too much insight into Ahsoka’s life, but just enough to pave the way for her new series on Disney+ that is soon to come.
Tales of the Jedi is a dazzling display of animation that tells the background story of two longtime characters in the world of Star Wars. This show further proves that there is no “irrelevant” role in this franchise, as everything and everyone comes together at some point.
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