May 3, 2021
Streaming service Disney+ on May 4 — Star Wars Day — will release the new original “Star Wars” spinoff series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” alongside a first-of-its-kind short from “The Simpsons” and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.
Disney+ will debut “Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap,” a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional town of Springfield. The new promotional short is the first of several from “The Simpsons” that Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles.
Additionally, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have commissioned original artwork to take over the service for several days — a first for the platform. A global group of artists and Star Wars fans have created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. The artwork will be featured on the service until May 9 and will also be available for purchase through Amazon.
“The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch — a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army — each possess a singular exceptional skill which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose.
The new “Simpsons” short finds baby Maggie on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side.
“Star Wars Biomes” offers a virtual vacation to some of the “Star Wars” films’ most iconic and beloved locations such as Hoth, Tatooine, and Sorgan.
“Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs” gives a look at two of the “Star Wars” films’ most iconic and beloved ships, examining the memorable interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and a First Order Star Destroyer.