‘Part of THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL Is Coming to Disney+’:-
'Lucasfilm gave the world a gift in 1978: The Star Wars Holiday Special. The oft-maligned TV special has some, shall we say, rough spots, but also marks Boba Fett‘s first ever appearance. He showed up in a truly wild animated short in the special before he returned in The Empire Strikes Back. And while Lucasfilm has largely shoved The Star Wars Holiday Special into a trunk, never to see the light of day again, they are releasing the Boba Fett animated segment on Disney+ in April alongside more classic Star Wars. I never thought I’d see the day.
“The Story of the Faithful Wookiee,” as the short is titled, airs as a cartoon in-universe that Chewbacca’s son Lumpawarrump watches. A mysterious character (Boba Fett) befriends Luke Skywalker and his friends and then goes on a mission with Chewbacca. There’s a cursed Talisman, a sleeping virus, and antics. And the animation quality is pretty solid, especially for the time. We’re excited that more people will get to see this quality entry in Boba Fett history.’