Lucasfilm has announced (and launched) a new animated micro-series, Galactic Friendsto teach kids/fans about the diversity of the galaxy far, far away.
Yes Star Wars Galactic Friends seems somewhat familiar, that’s because it serves as a spin-off to galaxy of creatures which took viewers on a journey across the galaxy to encounter various creatures. Now this adorable style is branching out to include all of the different young aliens that inhabit the galaxy.
The first two episodes are available NOW and can be seen on StarWarsKidswith another pair of episodes (12 in total) launching every Tuesday.
A spinoff of the animated Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures micro-series that launched on Star Wars Kids in 2021, Star Wars Galactic Pals joins Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts member M1-RE (“Miree”), so let her look after and study obnoxious Ortolans, difficult Hutts, scavenger Jawas and more aboard the Youngling Care space station.
The Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts was founded during the days of High Republic exploration by scientists interested in researching species found on the Republic’s frontier worlds. While some members like SF-R3 (“Aree”) travel the galaxy to catalog wild creatures, others like Miree study creatures and aliens living outside of their home planet’s habitat to identify behavior common of species. By teaching the young people in her care deep breathing techniques, how to express themselves through music and the importance of maintaining bedtime routines, Miree helps every young person reach their full potential.
“Galactic Pals aims to inspire curiosity in fans of all ages,” said Jason Stein, Creative Director, Animation Development and Production. “Miree’s positivity and knowledge of youth behavior invites fans to celebrate what makes each youngster unique.”
What is a star wars kids show without toys? ! In addition to revealing the animated shorts, Mattel also launched a series of plush toys exclusively at Target to tie in with the show. These will be available at Target stores starting today.
Available today, Mattel’s new plush assortment featuring Star Wars Galactic Pals characters lets fans bring home their very own youngster. With super soft plush bodies, a vinyl head and adorable eyes, each plush also comes with a carrying case and personality profile, allowing fans to play the guardian role, discover each young person’s personality and embark on adventures together. Fans can collect four young plushes inspired by Galactic Pals – Wookiee, Ewok, Jawa and Rodian – currently available on Targetwith more plush planned for later in the year.
“The Star Wars Galactic Pals series and plush assortment has been a true collaboration from start to finish between Lucasfilm and Mattel,” said Paul Southern, Senior Vice President, Franchise & Licensing, Lucasfilm, Disney Consumer Products, Games. and Publishing. “As fans encounter the array of young creatures and aliens from the Star Wars galaxy through this new series, they’ll be able to take on the role of guardian with their own youngster from the new line of plush as they learn, grow and go on adventures together.”
The amount of cuties on display here is almost too much to handle, but I totally agree. Now give me this adorable Hutt plushie!