It’s the final day of Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023 (SWCE 2023) and the news is still coming, as Lucasfilm has released the first look at Volume 2 of Star Wars: Visions coming to Disney+ on May 4, 2023 (aka “Star Wars Day“).
This first look trailer features snippets of various episodes of the animated anthology showcasing the diverse animation styles of each.
It opens with a lightsaber battle from “Sith,” and includes the stop motion humor of “I Am Your Mother,” and the 2D-animated “In the Stars” by Punkrobot, in which a girl stands her ground against a TIE fighter.
Take a look:
Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 will feature nine new shorts from nine studios from across the globe, all with their own unique take on the Star Wars universe.
In addition to the first trailer, the episode list and casting was revealed at SWCE 2023, and you may recognize some familiar names:
“Sith” by El Guiri
A former Sith apprentice, leading a peaceful, but isolated life, is confronted by the past when her old master tracks her down.
- ÚRSULA CORBERÓ as Lola
- LUIS TOSAR as Sith Master
- ÚRSULA CORBERÓ and LUIS TOSAR also voice their characters in the Spanish dub.
“Screecher’s Reach” by Cartoon Saloon
A young girl, seeking reprieve from her days in a rural workhouse, discovers a legendary haunted cave with her friends. The cave’s dark pull will change the trajectory of her life forever.
- EVA WHITTAKER as Daal
- ALEX CONNOLLY as Baython
- NOAH RAFFERTY as Quinn
- MOLLY MCCANN as Keena
- ANJELICA HUSTON as Sith Mother
- NIAMH MOYLES as Ghost
“In the Stars” by Punkrobot
Two sisters, the last of their kind who live in hiding on their ravaged land, squabble about how to survive with the Empire encroaching. On a water run, the sisters must fight back when they are discovered.
- VALENTINA MUHR as Koten
- JULIA OVIEDO as Tichina
- KATE DICKIE as Officer
- AMPARO NOGUERA as Officer
- VALENTINA MUHR and JULIA OVEIDO also voice their characters in the Spanish Dub
“I Am Your Mother” by Aardman
Young pilot Anni, who is embarrassed by her sweet, but clingy mum, must team with her for a madcap family race at the academy. Along the way, their relationship is tested by the elements, their old ship, other racers…and each other!
- MAXINE PEAKE as Kalina Kalfus
- CHARITHRA CHANDRAN as Annisoukaline Kalfus
- DAISY HAGGARD as Dorota Van Reeple
- BEBE CAVE as Julan Van Reeple
- DENIS LAWSON as Wedge Antilles
“Journey to the Dark Head” by Studio Mir (Korean Language Cast)
A hopeful mechanic and disillusioned young Jedi team up for a risky and unlikely quest to turn the tide of the galactic war, but dark forces tail them.
- JANG YE NA as Ara / Young Ara
- LEE KYUNG TAE as Toul
- YUN YONG SIK as Bichan
- CHWANG KWANG as Interpreter
- CHOI SOO MIN as Master Duta
- SHIN YONG WOO as Master Leesagum / Shopkeeper
- LIM CHAE HEON as Training Partner
- LEE SO YOUNG as Master Moru / Another Jedi
“Journey to the Dark Head” by Studio Mir (English Dub Cast)
- ASHLEY PARK as Ara / Young Ara
- EUGENE LEE YANG as Toul
- DANIEL DAE KIM as Bichan
- ALBERT KONG as Interpreter / Jedi Master A
- GREG CHUN as Shopkeeper / Master Leesagum / Training Partner / Padawan
- JONELLA LANDRY as Master Duta
- JUDY ALICE LEE as Master Moru / Another Jedi
“The Spy Dancer” by Studio La Cachette
The premier dancer at a famous, Imperial-frequented cabaret uses her unique skill-set to spy for the Rebellion, but the presence of a mysterious officer threatens to derail her mission.
- CAMILLE COTTIN as Loi’e
- LAMBERT WILSON as Jon
- KAYCIE CHASE as Hétis
- RUDI-JAMES JEPHCOTT as The Officer
- BARBARA WEBER-SCAFF as Mee’ma & Additional Voices
- BRUCE SHERFIELD as Additional Voices
- TAYLOR GASMAN as Additional Voices
“The Bandits of Golak” by 88 Pictures
Fleeing from their village by train and pursued by ferocious Imperial forces, a boy and his force-sensitive younger sister seek refuge in a vibrant and dangerous dhaba.
- SURAJ SHARMA as Charuk
- SONAL KAUSHAL as Rani
- NEERAJ KABI as Inquisitor
- LILLETE DUBEY as Rugal
- SAHIL VAID as Maghadi and Scavenger RICHARD JOEL as Scavenger SUMANTO RAY as Conductor, Jangori Leader and Dhoona
- RAJEEV RAJ as Helper
- AVIRAL KUMAR as Stormtrooper
- ISH THAKKAR as Stormtrooper and Alien AADITYA SHARMA as Stormtrooper and Alien
- SHIVANI DARBARI as Crowd
“The Pit” by D’Art Shtajio and Lucasfilm Ltd.
A fearless young prisoner, forced to dig for kyber by the Empire, plans a risky escape for he and his people.
- DAVEED DIGGS as Crux
- ANIKA NONI ROSE as Eureka / Mother
- JORDYN CURET as Livy
- CEDRIC YARBROUGH as Old Prisoner
- STEVE BLUM as Commander
- MATTHEW WOOD as Stormtroopers
“Aau’s Song” by Trigger Fish
An alien child who longs to sing is raised by her loving, but stern father to stay quiet because of the calamitous effect her voice has on the crystals in the nearby mines.
- MPILO JANTJIE as Aau (dialogue)
- DINEO DU TOIT as Aau (singing)
- TUMISHO MASHA as Abat
- CYNTHIA ERIVO as Kratu
- FAITH BALOYI as Attu
Finally this newly released key art for Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 features characters from each short emerging from a stylized number “2”: