“Tales Of The Jedi” is the last addition to the Star Wars Universe and is a collection of six shorts, which are around ten to fifteen minutes each.  Three of the shorts focus on Ahsoka Tano, and the other three focus on Count Dooku.

One of the things that instantly stands out about this series of shorts is how beautiful it looks.  The shorts look far superior to anything we’ve seen in the other shows in the Dave Filoni era, such as “Rebels” or “Bad Batch”.  You instantly feel back in the world of “The Clone Wars”, with characters you know, with brand new stories that help fill in some of the gaps in their lives.

The three Ahsoka Tano shorts include one which tells the story of Ahsoka’s birth, and we get to see the first time her family knew she was going to become a Jedi, when she is snatched by a huge cat when out hunting with her mother.  This episode gives us a cute baby version of Ahsoka, it’s nice, but does feel a little similar to some of the antics of Grogu in “The Mandalorian”, but it’s still pretty neat.

Another of the Ahsoka shorts is basically a training montage of a young Snips learning how to defend herself against Clone Troopers, which leads to the events of “The Clone Wars” finale.  It’s fun to watch, but doesn’t really provide much new information, but it’s always cool to see Jedi in training.

While the third Ahsoka short is set after the events of “Revenge Of The Sith”, with Ahsoka returning to Naboo for Padame’s funeral, where she runs into an old friend, which sets up her joining the Rebellion after an encounter with an Inquisitor.  This is easily my favourite episode from the Ahsoka batch of shorts, since we get to see a cool lightsaber battle and helps fill in the gaps between the prequel and classic trilogy.

The first of the Count Dooku shorts takes us back to decades before the events of “The Phantom Menace”, with a young Qui-Gon Jin still as his Padawan. The two travel to a small village to rescue a kidnapped senator’s son. However, all is not as it seems.  This was one of my favourite shorts of the series, it covered something completely new, and we get to see both characters interacting as master and student.  It’s a must-watch for die-hard Star Wars fans.

In the second short, we continue to see the evolution of Count Dooku, as he has to investigate a death of a fellow Jedi and goes about it in a unique way, which displeases Mace Windu.  We get to see how Count Dooku is slowly disconnecting from the ways of the Jedi and, more importantly, becoming frustrated and angered by the Republic.  Another great short and well worth watching.

And in the final short, set during the events of “The Phantom Menace”, we get to see what Count Dooku was doing undercover at the Jedi Temple.  But more importantly, we get to see him confronting Darth Sidious and one of the Jedi council.  This is probably the most interesting short from the entire series, as we learn so much about Count Dooku.  Seeing him mourning Qui-Gon and interacting with Darth Sidious, is just fun to watch.

I really enjoyed this collection of shorts, and I’m really hoping we get to see more of these in the future, as in reality, there should be enough stories within the Jedi to do them for years.  The short format works very well, because it gets right to the point, and without the television slot time limit, there isn’t any filler.

Overall, “Tales Of The Jedi” is an excellent addition into the Star Wars Disney+ Original lineup.  With fantastic visuals and compelling stories, I honestly, have not a single complaint.  It’s a must-watch for fans of “The Clone Wars”.

Rating – 4.5 out of 5

 

“Star Wars: Tales Of The Jedi” are available now on Disney+.

 

 

 

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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