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Disney announced a new series of family-friendly animated shorts called “Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures."

SALT LAKE CITY — Disney is returning to the original stories of a galaxy far, far away.

  • Disney announced a new series of family-friendly animated shorts called “Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures,” which will recreate classic moments from the original “Star Wars” film trilogy.
  • The first six episodes will drop Nov. 30 on YouTube and a new website dedicated to the show called StarWarsKids.com.

Why now?: The new series will likely be aimed at the youngest potential “Star Wars” fans, according to The Verge.

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Family-friendly: James Waugh, Lucasfilm’s vice president for franchise content and strategy, told StarWars.com the shorts will follow a “kid-friendly” format.

  • “Over the years, I’ve had so many of my friends who are parents tell me how much they wanted to introduce their kids to Star Wars but didn’t feel that their kids were quite ready for the movies yet,” he says.
  • Waugh also notes that the bite-sized shorts will “really drill into moments, to tell simple stories, unencumbered by the needs of a traditional narrative structure.”