Today, Disney+, Disney Junior, and Lucasfilm announced that Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures will premiere on May 4, 2023. The animated series will be set during The High Republic era. It will follow Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and also learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.  Disney+ and Lucasfilm also released two stills from the series, which include Master Yoda, Jedi younglings Kai, Lys, and Nubs, and their friends Nash and RJ-83 on planet Tenoo. Keep reading for a first look at the animation of the series as well as details on the cast.


Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures is produced by Lucasfilm for Disney+ and Disney Junior. The show is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes. Michael Olson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is the showrunner and executive producer. Elliot M. Bour (“Elena of Avalor”) is supervising director and co-producer. Jeannine Hodson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is the producer. Lamont Magee (“Black Lightning”) is consulting producer. 

Star Wars transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” says James Waugh, Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures executive producer and Senior Vice President Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm. “When developing Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures, the first‘ Star Wars series created for preschoolers, the creative team never stopped thinking about how this show may be a ‘youngling’s’ first step into a larger world and their first time experiencing the limitless potential of the Star Wars galaxy. The show’s characters, tone, and the life lessons woven throughout each episode were written just for them, and our talented team was committed to honoring the cinematic legacy while staying true to the expectations of parents for the youngest of audiences.” 

Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures stars Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and also Piotr Michael as Master Yoda. Also, since you can’t have a Star Wars animated series without him, Dee Bradley Baker is also part of the cast, as Nubs


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(L-R): Master Yoda (voiced by Piotr Michael) with Jedi Younglings, Kai Brightstar (voiced by Jamaal Avery Jr.), Lys Solay (voiced by Juliet Donenfeld) and Nubs (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) and their friends Nash Durango (voiced by Emma Berman), and RJ-83 (voiced by Jonathan Lipow) on planet Tenoo, in a scene from “STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES” exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
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(L-R): Jedi Younglings: Lys Solay (voiced by Juliet Donenfeld), Kai Brightstar (voiced by Jamaal Avery Jr.), and Nubs (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) in a scene during a training sequence from “STAR WARS: YOUNG JEDI ADVENTURES” exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.


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