For over four decades now, Star Wars has remained among the most successful franchises in Hollywood to this very day. Debuting in 1977 with Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the brainchild of George Lucas has blossomed into an entire universe of its own with Star Wars films and television series still in production today. A prime example of that is the critically acclaimed Disney+ series The Mandalorian that premiered in 2019, highlighting that demand for the iconic franchise is alive and well. So much so that another new series is in production over at Disney: the anime series Star Wars: Visions is currently wrapping up production with the first official trailer for the animated show fresh off the presses for eager fans.
While the classic Star Wars films are all live-action, the franchise is certainly no stranger to the world of animation. In 2008 they released the animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which ultimately inspired an animated series of the same name. Now a new animated series is in the works, but this time in the style of a classic anime series. The trailer for Star Wars: Visions can be seen below, and it is abundantly clear that the creative minds behind the new project have been hard at work bringing it to life. Employing several different animation styles, the project is a coupling of the work of a variety of different production studios across Japan that have been influenced by the legacy of the Star Wars franchise. Star Wars: Visions can be streamed on Disney+ beginning September 22nd.
The concept behind this new project fully illuminates why Star Wars has been so successful after all these years. In nearly half a century since the first film debuted, the legendary franchise has inspired countless young fans who have gone on to forge successful careers of their own. Now, some of those fans are getting the opportunity to work on a Star Wars project themselves. The rest of them will have to wait for Star Wars: Visions releases on Disney+ September 22nd.