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‘Watch the Star Wars Vintage Collection | Disney+’ - www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/franchise/star-wars-vintage

 

 

The blurb for each release…

 

Ewoks: Caravan of Courage

The Towani family’s starcruiser crashes on the forest moon of Endor, and the separation of two children from their parents sets into motion an incredible adventure that takes four-year-old Cindel, and her older brother, Mace, into the unfamiliar world of the Ewoks.

 

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

 

Star Wars: Clone Wars – Micro-Series

Feel your heart race and your pulse pound as every Chapter of this Emmy® Award-winning animated series envisions the story arc between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Packed with action, this landmark “micro-series” is essential viewing for all fans of the Force!

 

Star Wars: Ewoks (both seasons 1 & 2)

Journey to the Forest Moon of Endor for an out-of-this world visit with your favorite, furry Star Wars heroes – the small-but-mighty Ewoks – in their own action-packed, animated series! Join Wicket, his friends Princess Kneesaa, Teebo, & Latara, and their entire tribe, as they experience fantastical adventures in Bright Tree Village.

 

The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (animated short from the 1978 Holiday Special)

After Luke Skywalker and Han Solo succumb to a suspicious sleeping virus, Chewbacca hunts a cure with help from an unlikely ally – the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chewie’s Wookiee instincts warn him that all is not what it seems. This rare animated short features the voices of the original Star Wars cast.

 
 

 

Jedit: ‘In addition, the Star Wars: Droids animated series is slated to join the Star Wars Vintage Collection later this year.’

^ https://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-vintage-collection-disney-plus (nice find, Z6PO) 👍

 

There just seems to be something still missing… not just Droids, Detours or the full version of the 1978 Holiday Special

https://twitter.com/StarWarsVisComp/status/1377733779964452868

^ If only…
 

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The “Vintage” section sure seems like a perfect place for them to eventually release the unaltered originals. I know that wouldn’t be the ideal scenario for many reasons, but certainly better than nothing.

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These shows are either region locked or given different release dates for different locations, because I just checked my D+ account in Norway and I couldn’t find any of them.

BTW, has anyone looked at The Story of the Faithful Wookiee? I’m curious about which version it is. Is it the “normal version” that’s been on YouTube for a while now or the slightly extended version with the fake alien commercial breaks?

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ZkinandBonez said:

These shows are either region locked or given different release dates for different locations, because I just checked my D+ account in Norway and I couldn’t find any of them.

BTW, has anyone looked at The Story of the Faithful Wookiee? I’m curious about which version it is. Is it the “normal version” that’s been on YouTube for a while now or the slightly extended version with the fake alien commercial breaks?

No alien commercial breaks for me. Must be the normal version.

I was chatting with a guy in Denmark earlier, who says the vintage collection isn’t showing up for him either. Hope you guys get it soon.

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Rodney-2187 said:

The “Vintage” section sure seems like a perfect place for them to eventually release the unaltered originals. I know that wouldn’t be the ideal scenario for many reasons, but certainly better than nothing.

It’s worth remembering that the 2019 D+ versions showed up there mere months before hitting physical UHD just over a year ago (they ditched Dolby Vision on the actual discs, but whatever).

So, a new transfer of the films hitting D+ ahead of a physical release wouldn’t entirely be without precedent.

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Fang Zei said:

Rodney-2187 said:

The “Vintage” section sure seems like a perfect place for them to eventually release the unaltered originals. I know that wouldn’t be the ideal scenario for many reasons, but certainly better than nothing.

It’s worth remembering that the 2019 D+ versions showed up there mere months before hitting physical UHD just over a year ago (they ditched Dolby Vision on the actual discs, but whatever).

So, a new transfer of the films hitting D+ ahead of a physical release wouldn’t entirely be without precedent.

I know The Bad Batch is already planned for May 4th, but I wonder if they will surprise us with anything else for Star Wars Day?

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‘In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield. Maggie Simpson in “The Force Awakens from Its Nap” is streaming tomorrow, May the 4th on #DisneyPlus.’

^ from https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1389216479871074310

 

The Simpsons Producer Al Jean on How the Show’s New ‘Star Wars’ Short Came to Be’:-

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/the-simpsons-star-wars-may-4-maggie-al-jean-1234965752

 

The Simpsons Gets the ‘Star Wars’ Treatment in a New Animated Short Coming to Disney+’:-

https://www.slashfilm.com/the-simpsons-star-wars-animated-short-on-disney-plus

 
 


 

Also on Disney+:-

and something which may be of some interest to fan editors…
 

For May the 4th, Disney Plus lets you visit Star Wars planets on your TV’:-

Star Wars Biomes and Vehicle Flythrough are available now

www.techradar.com/news/for-may-the-4th-disney-plus-lets-you-visit-star-wars-planets-on-your-tv
 

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Still no Vintage Collection available in Norway (and presumably the rest of Scandinavia as well). Today seemed like an obvious time to release it, but it seems to just be the same as the US got, so at least the Bad Batch wasn’t postponed like The Mandalorian and TCW season 7 was, but it is quite frustrating how hard it is to get any proper news on this.

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Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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ZkinandBonez said:

Still no Vintage Collection available in Norway (and presumably the rest of Scandinavia as well).

…thesame in germany…😦

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ZkinandBonez said:

Still no Vintage Collection available in Norway (and presumably the rest of Scandinavia as well). Today seemed like an obvious time to release it, but it seems to just be the same as the US got, so at least the Bad Batch wasn’t postponed like The Mandalorian and TCW season 7 was, but it is quite frustrating how hard it is to get any proper news on this.

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ZkinandBonez said:

Still no Vintage Collection available in Norway (and presumably the rest of Scandinavia as well).

…thesame in germany…😦

That is shite form from Disney.

Especially given they have inferred the ‘Vintage Collection’ (and other releases) will be available to anyone with Disney+ - with no mention of geographical differences etc.

That they have many social media accounts for ‘Disney+’ and they could very easily let fans from each country know what content is available or not - or when it will become available - is poor too.
 

I take it they do not reply to any queries from fans on the subject on the Disney+ twitter?
 

Edit: It may be worth trying this - https://help.disneyplus.com - to see if you guys can get an answer?

(there is a ‘live chat’ option at the bottom of the page - along with a ‘Call Us’ option too - hopefully it is a free phone call?)
 

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I saw a post though somewhat off topic but someone saying something about a new color grading of TROS on D+ and I thought ok Im sure, but turns out to be right. Could this be a new 4k master coming eventually is physical? Kinda a similar situation with TLJ getting a imo “so call new 4k transfer” which let me explain. Rise Of Skywalker and TLJ 4k’s are the only one that haven’t had the black boarders cover art change as of yet at least in the US, though the slipcover for TLJ has that new cover. Also the Dolby Vison 4k is still available in those edition where the best buy boxset is updated with the just the HDR transfer for TLJ. Is Disney gonna more then likely use TROS new transfer to be release with that? Just a thought that came to mind when thinking about this news. I haven’t sat down to watch this update change but I might, I can’t really judge yet. What do you think and have you seen or notice it beforehand? https://www.resetera.com/threads/did-you-know-the-disney-version-of-star-wars-episode-9-rise-of-the-skywalker-has-had-its-color-grading-and-subtitles-fixed.430304/index.php?pages/faq/

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I heard about the new TROS upload too, and saw a collage someone made comparing old and new frames (where there was SOME difference) but it’s much harder to me to spot by comparing my old screenshots from TROS with new ones. I don’t think the difference is drastic enough for a rewatch of the entire film, to be honest, but it is slightly better.

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From the official site: Everything Star Wars on Disney+

May not be up to date, but what’s interesting is that (at least on iPad) each link on that page opens directly in the Disney+ app. A quick way to access Star Wars content on Disney+, and to check availability in your country. (to my disappointment, I found that none of the Vintage Collection is available in France)

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Lando: Well, what’s left of her isn’t scratched. All the scratched parts got knocked off along the way.
Han (exasperated): Knocked off?!

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Star Wars: Droids’ is now up and available in the UK - and also in a few other countries too:-

www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/star-wars-vintage-droids/5q1WkH85QhgL
 

https://twitter.com/helisonsm/status/1405839632433127426 (+ screenshots of audio & subtitle options in multiple languages)

 

 

As with the previous ‘Star Wars: Vintage Collection’ releases on Disney+… Star Wars: Droids appears to be upscaled to HD too.

 


 

Z6PO said:

From the official site: Everything Star Wars on Disney+

May not be up to date, but what’s interesting is that (at least on iPad) each link on that page opens directly in the Disney+ app. A quick way to access Star Wars content on Disney+, and to check availability in your country. (to my disappointment, I found that none of the Vintage Collection is available in France)

Most useful that, Z6PO - thank you 👍

 

 

I’d no idea there even was a ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars😃
 

 
Some ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ info…

Disney+ Info Page: www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/movies/phineas-and-ferb-star-wars/LlNAsr2wGdDN
IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt3067144
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phineas_and_Ferb:_Star_Wars
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Phineas_and_Ferb:_Star_Wars
Phineas and Ferb Wiki Info: https://phineasandferb.fandom.com/wiki/Phineas_and_Ferb:_Star_Wars
 

Some reviews…

What to Expect on the ‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ Special’ - ABC News
Phineas and Ferb Star Wars: A Reaction’ - 1138
Review of Phineas and Ferb Star Wars’ - Nerdist
‘Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars’ Review’ - Laughing Place
Phineas & Ferb: Star Wars Review’ - Curiosity Of A Social Misfit

 


 

Another series I’d never heard of - a show seemingly aimed at the very young…
 

Star Wars: Blips

 
Official ‘Star Wars: Blips’ youtube playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL148kCvXk8pBfKOoGXX2B_REdE0N-LvLl

^ There are 8 episodes of ‘Blips’ in total - each lasting approximately one minute in length - and were released in 2017.
 

The blurb:-

‘What does a curious little droid do when he’s not hurtling through space on a daring mission to save the galaxy? Star Wars Blips stars BB-8 in his very own series, featuring heroes of the Star Wars universe like Chewbacca, C-3PO and of course, R2-D2.’
 

Disney+ Info Page: www.disneyplus.com/series/star-wars-blips/6TX9Znni78lp
IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt11281500
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_television_series#Blips_(2017)
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Blips

 


 

Star Wars: Galaxy Of Sounds

 
The blurb:-

‘Star Wars Galaxy of Sounds explores the ambience of a galaxy far, far away through themes such as wonder, excitement, oddities, and more. Be immersed in the hum of Coruscant at golden hour, listen to the light side of the Force as Rey connects to past Jedi, and observe booming lightsaber duels. Experience the nostalgic sounds of Star Wars from across the franchise.’
 

Some more info on Star Wars: Galaxy Of Sounds

Disney+ Info Page: www.disneyplus.com/series/star-wars-galaxy-of-sounds/POXPnpzXj8ZL
IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt15516280
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_television_series
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Galaxy_of_Sounds

Gizmodo article: https://gizmodo.com/whats-star-wars-galaxy-of-sounds-blaster-fire-baby-yo-1847767102
Inside The Magic article: https://insidethemagic.net/2021/09/star-wars-galaxy-of-sounds-jm1
FanSided article: https://dorksideoftheforce.com/2021/10/01/what-is-star-wars-galaxy-of-sounds-disney-plus
SWNN article: www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2021/09/star-wars-galaxy-of-sounds-now-streaming-disney-plus.html

 


 

Star Wars: Vehicle Flythroughs

 
The blurb:-

‘Get up-close-and-personal with some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved ships and vehicles as this charming series whisks you off for fly-through tours of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.’
 

Some more info on Star Wars: Vehicle Flythroughs

Disney+ Info Page: www.disneyplus.com/series/star-wars-vehicle-flythroughs/6HW19724nXLU
IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt14578626
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_television_series
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Vehicle_Flythroughs

WOD+ article: https://whatsondisneyplus.com/star-wars-vehicle-flythroughs-review
LRM article: https://lrmonline.com/news/star-wars-biomes-and-star-wars-vehicle-flythroughs-shows-descriptions-hit
Toms Guide: www.tomsguide.com/uk/news/star-wars-biomes-and-vehicle-flythroughs-are-the-perfect-staycation-treat-for-may-the-4th
LG: www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2021/05/01/star-wars-biomes-and-star-wars-vehicle-flythroughs-added-to-the-disney-release-schedule-for-may

 


 

Star Wars Biomes

 
The blurb:-

‘Star Wars: Biomes is one of the most unique Star Wars offerings featured on Disney+, taking viewers on a range of flyovers over a series of iconic worlds throughout the galaxy.’
 

Some more info for ‘Star Wars: Biomes’:-

Disney+ Info Page: www.disneyplus.com/movies/star-wars-biomes/K3aBbextOLZC
IMDB page: www.imdb.com/title/tt14578676
Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Star_Wars_television_series
Wookieepedia Page: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Wars_Biomes
 

OT•com thread for ‘Star Wars: Biomes’ - https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Biomes-on-Disney/id/86432
 

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oojason said:

Star Wars: Droids’ is now up and available in the UK - and also in a few other countries too:-

www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/series/star-wars-vintage-droids/5q1WkH85QhgL
 

https://twitter.com/helisonsm/status/1405839632433127426 (with screenshots of audio and subtitle options in multiple languages)

 

 

As with the previous ‘Star Wars: Vintage Collection’ releases on Disney+… Star Wars: Droids appears to be upscaled to HD too.
 

Talk about a pleasant surprise. Glad to see The Great Heap there as well. I don’t know why… ok, maybe I DO know why Disney doesn’t advertise the Vintage shows (quality and canoncity) but it’s still wild Star Wars stuff gets added without fanfare (although, now that I think about it, The Bad Batch hasn’t been getting a ton of press after the premiere)

As for whether it and the Ewoks show are true HD or upscaled… I’ll take your words for it. I think they’re true HD but I’ve been often amazed at how close to true HD the Muppet Show looks and I KNOW that was SD.

That said, I’ll swear up and down the Ewok movies are true HD and willing to bet (a small amount) that the 2D Clone Wars series is. I’ve seen plenty of upscaled stuff and, while I’ve only gotten around to seeing the previews for the movies, they looked too good to even be the best upscaling I’ve seen.

I could be wrong but that’s where I’m laying my chips. In any case, I don’t care if I’m right or wrong; not counting the holiday special and shorts from the Resistance series, I think that’s everything film or TVStar Wars on Disney+

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monkeyjb1988 said:

As for whether it and the Ewoks show are true HD or upscaled… I’ll take your words for it. I think they’re true HD but I’ve been often amazed at how close to true HD the Muppet Show looks and I KNOW that was SD.

The Muppet Show was shot on PAL video, as it was made in the UK, so there’s higher quality there than if it had been shot on NTSC in the U.S.

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SilverWook said:

monkeyjb1988 said:

As for whether it and the Ewoks show are true HD or upscaled… I’ll take your words for it. I think they’re true HD but I’ve been often amazed at how close to true HD the Muppet Show looks and I KNOW that was SD.

The Muppet Show was shot on PAL video, as it was made in the UK, so there’s higher quality there than if it had been shot on NTSC in the U.S.

True point. Another reason I trust you guys when you say the cartoons are upscaled. That said, the episode of Ewoks I watched looks way better than the Droids episode I picked and WAY better than the Holiday Special cartoon.

I still argue the movies are true HD. They look WAY too good not to be.

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The Star Wars part of ‘Disney+ Day’ (12th November) has been somewhat of a bust, so far.

 
Despite highlighting and promoting Star Wars content to come today…

for example this 30 clip from the official Disney+ twitter - https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1459205919196151811

…which includes The Bad Batch (Season 2), Andor, The Book Of Boba Fett, Under the Helmet: Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi…

there is only the ‘sizzle’ / BTS type video for Obi-Wan Kenobi released - and that is only officially up on Disney+ itself.

 

 

Other than that, the ‘Under the Helmet: The Legacy of Boba Fett’, the 22 minute documentary ‘exploring the history of the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett’, did air on Disney+ today.

It was a decent enough watch - with not much content many of us haven’t likely seen before…

Yet it also did not feature a single mention or reference of Jason Wingreen being the original voice of Boba in the Original Trilogy films.
 

More on that, here

…and now also in the ‘Jason Wingreen, disintegrated from history by Lucasfilm, for their new doc on Boba Fett’ thread, too.
 

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‘Star Wars Announcements and Trailers Not Expected at D23 This Weekend’

https://www.starwarsnewsnet.com/2021/11/dont-expect-star-wars-announcements-d23.html

"While some might be hoping Disney will blow our minds with new Star Wars announcements or footage at D23 this weekend, the event program suggests this will not be the case.

In a weekend packed with different presentations, the only Star Wars-specific one is “World Building for Star Wars: Galactic Cruiser” on Saturday 20 November, discussing the new Star Wars-themed hotel opening in Disney parks next year.

The presentation will be hosted by Ashley Eckstein and should provide some interesting insight into the stories behind the hotel and its place in the Star Wars galaxy. However, it might not hold much interest to those who don’t currently plan to stay there, which is understandable considering its exorbitant prices."
 

How disappointing. But I do hope they are as wrong on this as they were about all the content they said we were getting on Disney Day!