Star Wars: Visions is one of the most successful animated series by the franchise solely because of its unique concept. The show’s first season was made up of nine animated shorts, all produced by various Japanese studios like Trigger, Production I.G., and more.
Recently the franchise announced the series’ second volume but kept the details under cover for a long time until now.
The official Star Wars website has confirmed that Star Wars: Visions volume 2 will debut on May 4, 2023, popularly known as Star Wars Day.
In addition, the franchise shared that this time the animated shorts will be produced by different studios worldwide.
You heard that right.
After a season filled with animation talent hailing from Japan, the franchise decided to give others a chance. This time, only one Japanese studio is participating in the series in collaboration with Lucasfilm.
The website has revealed the entire list of studios, the countries, and the title of the episode they will produce, and these are as follows:
|Sith||El Guiri||Rodrigo Blaas||Spain|
|Screecher’s Reach||Cartoon Saloon||Paul Young||Ireland|
|In the Stars||Punkrobot||Gabriel Osorio||Chile|
|I Am Your Mother||Aardman||Magdalena Osinska||United Kingdom|
|Journey to the Dark Head||Studio Mir||Hyeong Geun Park||South Korea|
|The Spy Dancer||Studio La Cachette||Julien Chheng||France|
|The Bandits of Golak||88 Pictures||Ishan Shukla||India|
|The Pit||D’art Shtajio, Lucasfilm Ltd.||LeAndre Thomas, Justin Ridge||Japan|
|Aau’s Song||Triggerfish||Nadia Darries, Daniel Clarke||South Africa|
While we all know that Japanese animation is superior, it will be a nice change to see studios from other countries stepping into this industry. Not to mention, Star Wars is a big franchise, and this is an excellent opportunity for all the studios.
Moreover, the series will premiere on Disney+, so have your subscriptions ready.
About Star Wars
Star Wars is a space opera franchise created by George Lucas. It all started off in 1977 with its very first film. The series has branched out into several media including tv series, video games, comics, and novels to name a few.
The film is focused on an era where humans co-existed with other species as well as robots. The original film covers the story of Luke Skywalker who is caught in the conflict between the Empire and Rebellion.
In 2021, the franchise released the Star Wars: Visions project which has an anthology of animated shorts from different Japanese anime studios.
Source: Official Website