With the release of Star Wars Visions season two and which is a new format from Lucasfilm, the series expanded from just being shorts from anime studios to also having shorts from studios like British national treasure Aardman Animations (“Shaun The Sheep”) and the studio dubbed the “Irish Studio Ghibli” Cartoon Saloon (“Song Of The Sea”). Today I want to address why Disney should embrace Disney+ as the home of Star Wars spinoffs.
Star Wars Visions Exists And Is One Of Disney+’s Best Animated Series So Far:
Let’s start with the big point, Star Wars Visions exists. Throughout two seasons, we’ve seen over a dozen animation studios from around the world, including territories in Asia and Europe, take a crack at producing their own Star Wars short film. Some of the most notable shorts include Season One, Episode One, “The Ronin”, and Season Two, Episode Four “, I Am Your Mother”, which show the potential of Star Wars as a brand.
Disney+ Already Streams Non-Canon Content:
Let’s look at another significant point in favour of this idea, the fact Disney+ already streams non-canon Star Wars content. Some of the notable titles include the “LEGO” specials and shorts, “Star Wars Ewoks” and “Star Wars Droids”. The fact Disney+ offers such titles shows that Disney doesn’t mind making non-canon content available within the Star Wars franchise as long as it’s cheap to pay out royalties and Disney has complete control of the content.
Disney Could Win Back Fans Who Have Been Mixed On Disney’s Recent Star Wars Content::
This is probably the most contentious point on the list, but it’s been no secret that the Star Wars sequel trilogy was rather alienating to many long-time Star Wars fans. Many Star Wars fans grew up with what was referred to as “The Star Wars Expanded Universe”, which included its own versions of the stories which happened before the Star Wars prequel films and stories which happened after the Star Wars original trilogy. Disney may be able to appeal to some of these older fans by making some short non-canon films that tell some of the former canon stories.
Disney+ is the perfect hub for Disney to add make dozens of new Star Wars stories. Think about how cool it would be if, alongside Star Wars Visions, we got short animated series based on some of the more popular Visions shorts and used it as a way to promote Star Wars to new audiences who may become interested in the franchise’s other content. Disney could also utilize different directors from around the globe thanks to series like Star Wars Visions. Star Wars is a huge franchise, and there are so many more stories that could be told with the myths and legends of the franchise whether they be canon or not, more stories in the Star Wars universe are always good.
Ethan is an autistic, type one diabetic, Disney fan who grew up with properties like Iron Man, The Lion King, Aladdin and Toy Story. Ethan wants to someday get his own books/films/TV shows made to inspire those with disabilities to be themselves, but for now, Ethan covers his opinions on Disney, their content and how Disney+ can improve.