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New animated Star Wars clips feature BB-8, Chewbacca, and the porgs

Over Labor Day weekend the official Star Wars YouTube account dropped three animated shorts they called “Star Wars blips.” These cartoons capture the fun Charlie Chaplin personality of the fan favorite droid BB-8, the celebrity status of R2-D2, and introduce the porgs, a dark side BB droid named BB-9E, and even take us into the Millennium Falcon cockpit with Chewbacca.

#1 – Hey You

#2 – Fan Droids

#3 – Stowaway

Hard to pick a favorite! No real plot points are revealed, but it’s fun to imagine what’s going on with our favorite characters while the on-screen action takes place elsewhere.

I’ve always thought that R2-D2 was the real star of the Star Wars franchise. The dashing droid was right there from the beginning in Phantom Menace all the way through Force Awakens (which he admitedly slept through). Now it looks like BB-8 is staking his claim to take over the story, but he still knows who the real star is.

Would you like to see more animated shorts from Star Wars and Disney?

Previously: Forces of Destiny animated short videos.