Disney+ to Stream Volume Two of Animated Anthology ‘Star Wars: Visions’ May 4
February 2, 2023
Disney+ and Lucasfilm have announced that the second volume of the animated anthology series “Star Wars: Visions” will premiere exclusively on the streaming service May 4.
Following on the first volume of the Emmy Award-nominated “Star Wars: Visions,” the newest volume will include nine new shorts from nine studios from around the globe.
The shorts included in “Star Wars: Visions” volume two were created by the following international animation studios: El Guiri (Spain), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland), Punkrobot (Chile), Aardman (United Kingdom), Studio Mir (South Korea), Studio La Cachette (France), 88 Pictures (India), D’art Shtajio (Japan), and Triggerfish (South Africa). D’Art Shtajio’s short was created in collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. (United States).
The titles of each short are “Sith” (El Guiri) from writer-director Rodrigo Blaas; “Screecher’s Reach” (Cartoon Saloon) from director Paul Young; “In the Stars” (Punkrobot) from writer-director Gabriel Osorio; “I Am Your Mother” (Aardman) from director Magdalena Osinska; “Journey to the Dark Head” (Studio Mir) from director Hyeong Geun Park; “The Spy Dancer” (Studio La Cachette) from writer-director Julien Chheng; “The Bandits of Golak” (88 Pictures) from director Ishan Shukla; “The Pit” (D’art Shtajio and Lucasfilm Ltd.) from writer-director-executive producer LeAndre Thomas and co-director Justin Ridge; and “Aau’s Song” (Triggerfish) from writer-directors Nadia Darries and Daniel Clarke.
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“The reaction to the first volume of ‘Star Wars: Visions’ blew us away. We were delighted that this project inspired and resonated with so many people,” James Waugh, “Star Wars: Visions” executive producer and SVP of franchise content and strategy at Lucasfilm, said in a statement. “We always saw ‘Star Wars: Visions’ as a framework for celebratory expressions of the franchise from some of the best creators working today. Animation is in a global renaissance, and we’re constantly staggered by the amount of creativity pushing the medium forward. With volume one, the imaginative minds of Japan’s anime industry were on full display. With volume two, we expanded our canvas to take audiences on a global tour of some of the most talented creators from around the world. We’re so proud to be able to reveal the line-up of studios we’ve assembled. Every short is incredible, full of heart, scope, imagination, and the values that make stories distinctly ‘Star Wars’ — all while opening up bold new ways of seeing what a ‘Star Wars’ story can be.”
Waugh executive produces “Star Wars: Visions” volume two along with Jacqui Lopez and Josh Rimes.