This May the 4th…aka “Star Wars Day”…will see the start of a new Star Wars adventure for fans of all ages when “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” will premiere on Disney+ and Disney Junior (time TBA) May, 4, 2023.
The Series Details
Set during the High Republic era and the prime of the Jedi Order, the animated series follows Jedi younglings as they study the ways of the Force, explore the galaxy, help citizens and creatures in need, and learn valuable skills needed to become Jedi along the way.
The High Republic is set centuries before the events of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” if you’re wondering about the timeline.
The voice cast includes Jamaal Avery, Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, Jonathan Lipow as RJ-83, and Piotr Michael as Master Yoda.
The still above features Master Yoda with Jedi younglings Kai, Lys and Nubs, and their friends Nash and droid RJ-83 on the planet Tenoo.
Though this is the first Star Wars series created for preschoolers, the stories will appeal to fans of all ages, according to Lucasfilm.
“Star Wars transcends generations; fans of all ages deeply connect with its imaginative worlds, mythic stories, and unique characters,” says James Waugh, who is SVP 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.”
Produced by Lucasfilm for Disney+ and Disney Junior, “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” is executive produced by Lucasfilm’s James Waugh, Jacqui Lopez, and Josh Rimes.
Michael Olson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is showrunner and executive producer; Elliot M. Bour (“Elena of Avalor”) is supervising director and co-producer; Jeannine Hodson (“Puppy Dog Pals”) is producer; and Lamont Magee (“Black Lightning”) is consulting producer.
Delve deeper into the world of “Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures” with a new series of books for kids that will be based on the series.
The collection of titles has been designed for ages 3-5 and 3-7, and ranges from readers to Little Golden Books, all fully-illustrated in the art style of the show.
Here are the titles and release dates:
Young Jedi Adventures: Jedi Training
Join youngling Kai Brightstar and his best friends, Lys and Nubs, on Tenoo as they learn the way of the Force and train to become Jedi Knights! Featuring concept art that inspired the style for the series and filled with empowering messages about teamwork and the importance of helping others, young readers will find the adventure and heart they can only get in a galaxy far, far away.
On Sale: May 2, 2023
Young Jedi Adventures: My First Comic Reader Level 1
A collection of adventurous original short stories starring Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs featuring Master Zia, Taborr, and Yoda. Star Wars: My First Comic Readers are easy-to-read comic books that introduce young fans to graphic novels with simple text, accessible layouts, and clear storylines.
On Sale: June 2023
Get Well, Nubs
When the youngling Nubs wakes up sick, his Jedi-in- training friends Kai Brightstar and Lys Solay must search for a special leaf that will cure his ills in time for him to join a field trip he’d been looking forward to.
On Sale: July 25, 2023
Yoda’s Mission: World of Reading Level 1 Reader
Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs are sent on a special mission for Master Yoda! When the pirate Taborr steals Kai’s lightsaber, Kai has to decide between losing his lightsaber forever or finishing the mission before it’s too late.
On Sale: September 5, 2023
The Young Jedi: World of Reading Level 1 Reader
Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs are younglings training to be Jedi Knights. Master Yoda sends them to an outpost temple on the planet of Tenoo. But before they reach the new temple, they have to learn how to work together to stop some greedy pirates!
On Sale: September 5, 2023