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Star Wars Detours
Star Wars Detours
Production information
Format

Animated

No. of episodes

39[1]

Attribution
Creator(s)

George Lucas

Director(s)

Todd Grimes[2]

Chronology
Timeline

190 BBY[3]

Era

Rise of the Empire era[3]

"George said it best: it’s a little young for the older people and a little old for the younger people."
Seth Green[src]

Star Wars Detours is an upcoming animated television series. It features a comedic look at the Star Wars universe. According to Holocron continuity database administrator Leland Chee, the series is classified as D canon.[4] It was set to premiere in 2013, but on March 11, Lucasfilm announced that it had postponed the series to concentrate on Star Wars Episode VII.[5]

PremiseEdit

Star Wars Detours is an animated comedy that explores what daily life is like in a galaxy far, far away. There are no Empires striking back or attacking clones here. Instead, Star Wars Detours focuses on the universe's regular folks and their everyday problems... which, to be fair, do frequently involve famous bounty hunters, crazed Ewoks, and even a Dark Lord of the Sith. Welcome to Star Wars: Detours: the other side of the stars, between the wars.[6]

DevelopmentEdit

George Lucas revealed in June 2009 that a new Star Wars animated series was in development.[7] On April 5, 2010, StarWars.com officially revealed that the series was in production by Lucasfilm Animation, and that it would be a comedy.[8] At August 2010's Celebration V, it was announced that writers from various TV series, including The Simpsons, Family Guy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, SpongeBob SquarePants and Brendan Hay of The Daily Show, had been hired for the project.[2] Seth Green and Matthew Senreich of Robot Chicken are creatively involved. Jennifer Hill of The Backyardigans is a producer, and Todd Grimes of Back at the Barnyard is a director for the show, as well as Nick Simotas, also of Back at the Barnyard and Futurama.[8]

On March 11, 2013, Lucasfilm announced that the series had been postponed in light of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII and the release of the sequel trilogy.[5] Seth Green later elaborated in an online post:

"I've had a lot of parents approach me in the last few years where they showed Robot Chicken or Family Guy Star Wars before they showed them regular Star Wars. The writers on Robot Chicken and I are seeing this a lot. The same way we were introduced to classic music through Bugs Bunny or Tom & Jerry, kids are taking our ironic interpretations of He-Man or other pop culture icons and never having the opportunity to meet them sincerely. It's a really bizarre thing to wrap your head around, and because I've witnessed it firsthand, it made me more thoughtful about what we were putting it out."[9]

At MegaCon 2014, the Robot Chicken creators reaffirmed that Star Wars Detours will be released at some point, with more than thirty planned episodes.[10]

AppearancesEdit

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Characters

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Organizations and titles

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. "Star Wars Detours Update - NY Comic Con 2013", October 11, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 SWicon The Robot Chicken Empire Panel at Celebration V on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 3.50 3.51 3.52 3.53 3.54 3.55 3.56 3.57 3.58 3.59 3.60 3.61 3.62 3.63 3.64 3.65 3.66 3.67 3.68 3.69 Deihl, Dustin (24). Star Wars Celebration VI – Day 2: Announcements galore!. Retrieved on August 28, 2012.
  4. FacebookIcon Star Wars Detours canonicity. Leland Chee (August 26, 2012, 11:00 pm UTC). Retrieved on February 2, 2013, 12:09 am UTC. "It's classified separately in the Holocron as D - Detours canon."
  5. 5.0 5.1 SWCustom-2011 A New Direction for Lucasfilm Animation on StarWars.com (backup link on Archive.org)
  6. 6.0 6.1 FacebookIcon Star Wars Detours on Facebook. Star Wars Detours (April 24, 2014). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  7. George Lucas mentions the fifth animated TV series
  8. 8.0 8.1 SWicon New Star Wars Animated Series in the Works on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  9. [1]
  10. Twitter favicon @InsideTheMagic (Ricky Brigante, Host) on Twitter
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (October 9, 2012). Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 SWicon Detours trailer on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link on Archive.org)
  13. 13.0 13.1 FacebookIcon Wall Photos. Star Wars Detours (September 1, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  14. SWInsider small "Launch Pad"—Star Wars Insider 137
  15. 15.0 15.1 FacebookIcon Wall Photos. Star Wars Detours (August 27, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 FacebookIcon Wall Photos. Star Wars Detours (August 25, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  17. FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (September 12, 2012). Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
  18. FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (August 24, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  19. FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (August 23, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ojm0YsTCM0&list=PL8BA6CF6978B4E2C1
  21. FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (November 2, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  22. FacebookIcon Timeline Photos. Star Wars Detours (August 25, 2012). Retrieved on January 5, 2013.
  23. [2]

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