The Star Wars: Visions panel at Anime Expo will take place on Saturday, Chastity Vicencio will host the panel, which will include LucasfilmAnimation Vice President of Franchise Production Jacqui Lopez, executive producers Josh Rimes and James Waugh, producer Kanako Shirasaki, and co-executive producer Justin Leach, the CEO of Quibic Pictures.
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Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview July 3, 2021 / 3 p.m. PST Duration: 30 minutes
At Disney’s Investor Day presentation in December 2020, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy unveiled the project, describing Star Wars: Visions as “a collection of animated short films honoring the Star Wars universe as seen through the eyes of the finest anime producers on the planet. This anthology collection will feature 10 amazing concepts from many of the most well-known Japanese animation companies, providing a unique cultural viewpoint on Star Wars.”
Visions are the most recent addition to the Star Wars animation universe. The Story of the Faithful Wookie, the first official Star Wars animation, was shown in November 1978 as part of the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special and is well known for being the first on-screen debut of the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Droids and Ewoks, two animated Star Wars series that aired in the mid-1980s but are no longer considered official. They’re now accessible to watch on Disney+ as part of the Star Wars Vintage collection, with The Story of the Faithful Wookie.
The CG Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, as well as the continuing Clone Wars sequel series Star Wars: The Bad Batch, are more recent additions to the animated Star Wars chronology. A Droid Story, a series from Lucasfilm Animation and Industrial Light & Magic, will “introduce us to a new hero, mentored by famous team R2-D2 and C-3PO,” according to the description.
On Disney+, no official release date for Star Wars: Visions has been announced. The Anime Expo runs from July 3 to 4.