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Disney introduces Star Wars to kids with a series of animated shorts

The first six will be available on YouTube starting November 30th.
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If you've wanted to bring your kids into the world of Star Wars but weren't entirely sure if they were ready for the movies, Disney's upcoming animated shorts might be your answer. On November 30th, the company will debut six animated shorts on StarWarsKids.com as well as a new Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, with the goal being to introduce younger audiences to Star Wars stories. More shorts are set to follow in December and throughout 2019. Collectively called Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures, the shorts will pair new animation and scenes with dialogue, music and sound effects from the original films.

"With Galaxy of Adventures, we wanted to craft something that allowed parents to help their kids take their first step into a much larger world whether they were ready to show their kids the films or wanted to find new ways to explore the content," James Waugh, Lucasfilm's vice president for franchise content and strategy, said in a statement.

Along with the shorts, there will also be a series of Fun Facts that offer more information about Star Wars as well as guides to encourage conversation about the universe outside of the shorts.

"With Episode IX coming in December, and being the conclusion of the Skywalker saga -- the long journey over 40 years of storytelling comes to its end. Galaxy of Adventures walks through the great moments and themes of the stories that led us here and introduces a new generation to them, in time for many to see this finale," said Waugh.

You can check out a trailer for the series below.

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