Lucasfilm revealed the studios and some of the creators involved in its Star Wars: Visions anthology of animated shorts during its AX Lite panel on Saturday. It also announced that the anthology will launch on the Disney+ streaming service on September 22.
“The Elder” by Trigger
A homage to the relationship between a Master and a Padawan
Director: Masahiko Otsuka (Gurren Lagann assistant director, Promare unit director)
“T0-B1″” by Science SARU
About a cute droid, inspired by the works of Osamu Tezuka, particularly Astro Boy
Director: Abel Góngora (Garo the Animation, Super Shiro animation director)
Character Designer: Takafumi Hori
“The Ninth Jedi” by Production I.G
About Jedi who need to come back, reunite, and restore the galaxy
Director: Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Executive producer: Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Disney previously described the project as “several of the leading Japanese anime studios offering a fresh and diverse cultural perspective” in 10 shorts this year.
Source: AX Lite panel
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