UPDATE: Disney Acquires LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales
The LEGO Group, world renowned
manufacturer of construction toys, today announced that Disney XD has acquired
LEGO® Star Wars™: Droid Tales for airing later this year. The animated content
series consists of five 22-minute episodes that re-tell the Star Wars saga in
chronological order from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace up through Star Wars:
Return of the Jedi. Disney XD is also currently home to the animated hit
series Star Wars Rebels.
"Since we introduced our first LEGO Star Wars set in 1999, we have seen and
heard from countless Star Wars fans who have used LEGO bricks to tell their
own version of this timeless story, re-enacting favorite scenes and imagining
new story lines," said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and
entertainment for The LEGO Group. "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales gives us an
opportunity to share highlights of the Star Wars story with a sense of humor
and excitement that can only be conveyed through the LEGO brick, and will be a
fun resource for families as they gear up for the next movie."
As its title suggests, Droid Tales is a re-telling of the Star Wars universe
through the eyes of C-3P0 and R2-D2. Following their victory celebration in
the Ewok village on Endor, seen at the close of Star Wars: Return of the
Jedi, C-3PO and R2-D2 have gathered to regale Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and
the other Rebels with the tales of their adventures that led to the events of
Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. An accidental kidnapping occurs while the
droids are reminiscing and suddenly viewers are taken on a new adventure that
leads to encounters with familiar faces and places that prompt the re-telling
of the entire saga. The series offers all of the playful humor that viewers
expect from LEGO Star Wars.
Information on airdates for each episode is not yet available. Additional LEGO
Star Wars activities to get the family caught up will launch throughout the
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