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WATCH: Six animated shorts from Star Wars kids’ series Young Jedi Academy have appeared [UPDATED]

April 24th, 2023 by Marc Comments

Originally posted with three shorts on March 27th, 2023

Every year we Star Wars fans get all excited and celebrate on May the Fourth and this year, it’s going to be a big day for the younger folk!

Yes, we have three shorts from the upcoming Young Jedi Adventures series which takes place during the High Republic series and is the first onscreen exploration of that era with The Acolyte touted for 2024 which will take a more adult slant to this period.

The series, while firmly aimed at little ones, will focus on a new batch of Jedi Padawans who are trained by none other than Master Yoda.

Check out the new shorts below and, yes, before you ask, despite being in my 40s, I will be watching.

Expect more details from Star Wars Celebration Europe next month.

Young Jedi Adventures is set during the High Republic era and the prime of the Jedi Order, the animated series follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way. The cast includes Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and Piotr Michael as Master Yoda.

Produced by Lucasfilm for Disney+ and Disney Junior, Young Jedi Adventures is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes. Michael Olson (Puppy Dog Pals) is showrunner and executive producer; Elliot M. Bour (Elena of Avalor) is supervising director and co-producer; Jeannine Hodson (Puppy Dog Pals) is producer; and Lamont Magee (Black Lightning) is consulting producer.

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures hits Disney+ on May 4th – happy Star Wars Day, kids!

Short 1: Kai, Lys, and Nubs work together to battle a training droid at the Jedi Temple on Tenoo.

Short 2: Lys follows the clues to retrieve an adorable creature running amok through the Jedi Temple.

Short 3: In this video from Young Jedi Adventures Nash calls Kai when her droid RJ-83 is in trouble.

Short 4: Nubs & the Flower Fiasco

Short 5: Nash’s Firehawk Frenzy

Short 6: Taborr’s Pirate Showdown

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….