A new animated short from Titmouse Inc. recaps the story of Star Wars' Skywalker family saga in under two minutes. The short illustrates major moments from Anakin's, Luke's, and Kylo Ren's lives as they struggle between being Jedi and being Sith.
The Star Wars franchise will soon experience a major shift. The upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will not only be the end of Disney's sequel trilogy of films, it will also be the end of the Skywalker Saga. The long-awaited conclusion will aim to wrap up not only the divisive sequel trilogy, but a storyline that has been building since 1977. With so much emphasis being given to the importance of the Skywalker family's journey, including the upcoming video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and with several old characters returning for the conclusion, fans are taking this time to look back on the story so far. Ahead of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker's release, fans have been revisiting older installments to figure just how the story will wrap up, what all the mysteries will add up to, and how Kylo Ren or possibly Rey will carry on the Skywalker legacy.
"Jedi vs Sith - The Skywalker Saga", revisits that legacy, tracking three generations of Skywalkers in chronological order. The short is part of Star Wars Kids' series of YouTube videos, Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures. Each animated short follows different characters and events from the franchise, recapping their stories with stylized animation from Titmouse and audio from the films. Past videos featured single subjects such as Han Solo and R2-D2 and specific scenes like Luke fighting the Rancor. This newest video takes on what has been the most central story in the entire franchise by showing Anakin's rise and fall, his son Luke's maturation, and his grandson Kylo Ren/Ben Solo's rivalry with Rey. It ends with a shot of the most prominent Jedi and Sith of the franchise facing off one last time.
Star Wars Kids is a YouTube channel that focuses on making the Star Wars franchise accessible to children. The videos are typically very short, often under two minutes, so that they can be watched easily through the Disney LOL app. For the Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures series, the channel teamed with Titmouse. The studio's previous credits include work on shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender and several Adult Swim programs as well as features like Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. They are known for brightly colored animated short series with inviting character designs.
Though primarily aimed at children, "Jedi vs Sith - The Skywalker Saga" expertly captures everything that works about Star Wars and why people get excited about it. It is a story of unexpected heroes rising from nothing to shape the world, or galaxy, in this case. It is the story of fathers and sons, and the legacies people leave behind. Between its stunning animation and the sense of nostalgia, it is the perfect video to watch as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker inches closer to its release date.
Source: Star Wars Kids
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