While it’s not quite as big as the one celebrating the franchise’s May 4 debut, Disney+ is set to host a celebration of Star Wars on May 25, the date that marks the franchise’s first appearance in Marvel Comics in 1977. (Technically, it’s a bit more complex than that: the comics were published in May 1977, but the first issue didn’t hit stands until June. What’s even more mind-numbingly complex is that the comic in question, Star Wars #1, actually debuted in July, but that’s a quibble for another time.)
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Disney+ has big plans for its Star Wars Day celebration Tuesday, including a brand new Star Wars short film, The Simpsons. In addition to the previously announced art exhibit, Star Wars and Star Wars: In addition to the premiere of The Bad Batch, Disney+ is showing Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens: Out of sleep and more entertainment for Star Wars fans. Maggie Simpson’s The Force Awakens brings characters from the Star Wars universe to Springfield. According to the press release, this is the first in a series of Simpsons commercial shorts that will be released on the streaming service later this year. In each of these shows, The Simpsons will pay homage to some of The Walt Disney Company’s flagship brands and popular Disney+ shows.
As announced last week, Lucasfilm and Disney+ will be showcasing original artwork in the coming days. The service has asked a worldwide group of Star Wars artists and fans to depict the Star Wars films and television series and bring them to life in new forms and styles. Illustrations will be available until 9am. May appear on Disney+ and for sale on Amazon.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens: The dreams and art show will take place on the 4th. May at midnight Pacific time on Disney+ in the United States. Here’s the official Disney+ information on these projects and more:
- Star Wars: Bad lot: The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Party (first introduced in the Clone Wars) as they make their way through the rapidly changing galaxy shortly after the Clone Wars. The members of Bad Batch, a unique team of clones genetically different from the rest of the Clone Army, each possess one extraordinary ability that makes them highly effective soldiers and a formidable team. In the aftermath of the Clone Wars, they go on daring mercenary missions to try to keep their heads above water and find a new target.
- Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens from Sleep: In a kindergarten classroom far, far away…. but still in Springfield, Maggie embarks on an epic search for her stolen pacifier. In this original short film set in the Star Wars galaxy, she meets young padawans, Sith lords, familiar droids, rebels, and ultimately fights the dark side.
- Star Wars Biomes: Take a virtual journey to some of the most iconic and beloved locations from the Star Wars films, including Hoth, Tatooine and Sorgan. This enchanting series takes you to a galaxy far, far away.
- The vehicles in Star Wars: Meet two of the most iconic and beloved ships from the Star Wars films: This enchanting content helps viewers explore the memorable insides and outsides of the Millennium Falcon and the Imperial Star Destroyer.
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