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Star Wars: Visions (a series of 10 animated short films) - a general discussion thread

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“Presenting all-new, creative takes on the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Visions will be a series of animated short films celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators. The anthology collection will bring 10 fantastic visions from several of the leading Japanese anime studios, offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective to Star Wars.”

^ from the ‘Future Lucasfilm Projects Revealed’ article on the official Star Wars website.

and also at https://twitter.com/starwars/status/1337175544215965696

 

I am really hoping they push the boundaries for this, some high quality and sweeping animation, and differing styles to what we have seen before in the animated Star Wars series we’ve seen so far.

Maybe something along the lines of the quality fan videos like Daz Tibbles animation, the TIE Fighter - short film, Malec’s The Mandalorian as anime, or even better 😃

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This sounds very much like the Animatrix. Could be really interesting if they don’t give too many restrictions and allow the animators to get a little weird and crazy. I obviously don’t expect them to go as far as the Animatrix did (I’m assuming this is mostly marketed for kids?), but it’s still a great opportunity for SW to get a little experimental.

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

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del rey books have announced an original novel inspired by one of these animated tales - due out in October…
 

'This year, #StarWarsVisions will bring all-new, creative takes on Star Wars from the world’s best anime creators.

Coming Oct 12th, an original novel inspired by one of those animated tales. A #StarWars book quite unlike any before it.

RONIN By Emma Mieko Candon’

^ https://twitter.com/DelReyStarWars/status/1373998785572052996
 

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Explore Star Wars: Visions at Anime Expo Lite’:-

Get a sneak peek at the Animated Anthology from renowned Anime creators and storytellers during a virtual panel this July

https://www.starwars.com/news/explore-star-wars-visions-at-anime-expo-lite
 

'Today, Anime Expo announced that Lucasfilm will bring a galaxy far, far away to Anime Expo Lite this July with the panel Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview.

Join host Chastity Vicencio and Lucasfilm executive producers Jacqui Lopez, James Waugh, and Josh Rimes, Qubic Pictures’ and co-executive producer Justin Leach, and producer Kanako Shirasaki for an inside look at Star Wars: Visions before the series debuts on Disney+ later this year.

Check out the full details below:

Star Wars: Visions – Sneak Preview
July 3, 2021 / 3 p.m. PST
Duration: 30 minutes

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: Visions is an upcoming anthology of animated shorts celebrating Star Wars through the lens of the world’s best anime creators and storytellers. Tune in for a sneak peek that will leave you excited for this all-new vision of the galaxy far, far away!’
 

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Nice that it’s taking place at an actual anime event. I’m excited to see what this looks like.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”

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Wow, Jacqui Lopez’s name is one letter off from Jacqui Louez, who worked on RotS!

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https://youtu.be/b9Gr9gKFxpE

At lightspeed, I payed for an entry fee for Anime Expo last-minute which meant I got to see the Star Wars Visions panel. Lots of exciting stuff - what’s maybe most interesting is that Lucasfilm are completely disregarding canon for this one. I couldn’t be happier with that; it’s given the creators more creative freedom and I have no doubt what we see this september will be nothing short of wacky, wonderful and possibly the most unique star wars stories ever.

“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”