A new Star Wars series unexpectedly dropped on the Star Wars Kids Youtube channel today, as a series of animated shorts exploring creatures from the galaxy was released, called Galaxy of Creatures.
The show stars the droid SF-R3 (nicknamed Aree) as he explores across the galaxy to take in all the various creatures and wildlife, as he is a member of the Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts. And in typical Star Wars fashion, there’s a whole backstory that’s already been created for this society. According to Matt Martin, who is a senior creative executive on the Lucasfilm Story Group,
“The Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts was founded during the exploration age of the High Republic by scientists and adventurers interested in researching the myriad of new species found on the frontier worlds of the Republic. In Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures, we have the opportunity to show how the Society cataloged the galaxy’s wildlife. I hope fans of all ages will enjoy following Aree’s adventures.”
The first two episodes – each about two minutes long – were released on the Star Wars Kids Youtube channel, with the first about Banthas and the second about Porgs. According to the StarWars.com article announcing the series, we’ll also see Blurggs, Charhounds, Kowakian Monkey-Lizards, Mynocks, Nexus, Rancors, Tauntauns, Tooka Cats, Voorpaks, and Wampas – which suggests that we’ll be getting ten more episodes. It’s unclear if they will release every Thursday or what the frequency will be.
There was also a trailer released, which you can check out here:
This looks like a cute, fun series geared toward kids. There’s been some cool stuff that has been posted to the Star Wars Kids channel, like those adorable Halloween shorts or the amazing Galaxy of Adventures series or the short-lived Jedi Temple Challenge series that starred Ahmed Best as Jedi Master Kelleran Beq. It’s great to see another one released in Galaxy of Creatures!