We may have to wait until 2025 before we get Star Wars back in cinemas, but Star Wars Day has Disney dropping the new season of Star Wars: Visions. Though fans can easily breeze through the shorts in a day, we have a new BTS featurette that gives us an inside look at the making of the several shorts.
With the first season of Visions showcasing shorts from several Japanese anime studios, this second season has Lucasfilm scouting the world for different animation studios to deliver their own unique spins on Star Wars.
Though a lot of fans are excited about the action-centric entries this season, I’m excited to see how Aardman Animation—the studio behind Wallace & Gromit—will treat a galaxy far far away with their signature Claymation style.
The more recent Star Wars shows like The Mandalorian and Obi-Wan Kenobi have been criticized for leaning too heavily on nostalgia, but Visions manages to be an SW IP that encourages the creativity and visuals that really get to the core of what makes Star Wars great. I guess it really helps that they emphasize how the show isn’t canon, because you can only imagine the insufferable Youtube videos that will come out talking about how Disney ruined Star Wars; even Young Jedi Adventures isn’t safe from these so-called ‘true Star Wars fans.’
Hopefully we get a new season of Visions every couple of years; kind of like how Netflix delivers Love, Death + Robots. You think Pixar is willing to participate?
Star Wars: Visions Season 2 is now streaming on Disney+.