Star Wars Celebration: Everything We Know About Tales Of The Jedi, So Far

As announced over Star Wars Celebration, Dave Filoni and the fantastic team around him will be returning to Star Wars animation with Tales Of The Jedi. The show was rumored for a long while before Star Wars Celebration, but fans were not quite sure what the series would entail, given the vague nature of the title. The lucky fans in attendance, though, got a slew of information given to them.

With artwork, stills, information directly from Dave Filoni, footage, and even an entire episode shown to audiences at Celebration (which will not be spoiled here), the takeaways were aplenty, and fans are now incredibly excited for the show.

Many projects were announced and had information given on them over Star Wars Celebration, with few, such as Andor, getting specific release dates (August 31st, 2022). The rest, such as AhsokaJedi: Survivor, and Tales Of The Jedi, got vague timeframes, with the latter being Fall 2022.

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It is hugely exciting that the show will be getting released so soon and also appears to be finished. There will be six episodes in what may simply be season 1 of the show, clocking in at around 15-ish minutes. Three will focus on Ahsoka Tano, and the other three will focus on Count Dooku.

The Ahsoka Tano side of things will take place at three times in her life on either side of the Clone Wars. Fans at Celebration were shown the first of these episodes, which showcased Ahsoka's early life when her Force sensitivity was first discovered.

The other two respectively seem to focus on her time in the Jedi Temple as a youngling getting training, with another seeing her face off against what is presumably an Inquisitor after Order 66. Between this show, which showcases three different animated models of Ahsoka, and her titular show, the many fans of one of Star Wars' best characters have a lot to look forward to.

Count Dooku has been a lot less prominent in the Star Wars canon than Ahsoka, being well-featured in The Clone Wars and some extended canon such as the phenomenal novels Master & Apprentice and Dooku: Jedi Lost. This show will fill in a lot of his pre-The Phantom Menace story.

With three episodes focusing on three different times of his life as a part of the Jedi Order and his subsequent fall, the already hugely underrated Star Wars villain is sure to become even more popular. It will also be fascinating to see his disillusionment with the Order and how similar they could be to those of Ahsoka and even the criticisms fans have of them.

Even without John Williams - who has largely left the franchise, save for his wonderful contribution to Obi-Wan Kenobi - not involved in every project, the music of Star Wars has remained incredible thanks to contributions from Ludwig Göranson, Natalie Holt, and, especially, Kevin Kiner.

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Kiner was the talent behind The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, both of which have some all-time great pieces of Star Wars music worthy of succeeding Williams. Fans of the music will be greatly excited to have Kiner return.

Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku will be front and center in this show, both when they were a part of the Jedi Order and when leaving/having left it. There will be a slew of characters joining them, though, including some beloved Jedi.

During the Count Dooku episodes, Qui-Gon Jinn has been promised to be a huge part as fans see him both as a younger Padawan and a bit older under Dooku. Also returning will be great Jedi mentors and Masters such as Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, and Yaddle, with other characters such as Ahsoka Tano's mother joining them.

While not a lot of news was given on this front, it seems safe to assume that some of the usual suspects will be returning to voice characters they have made their own over the years, such as Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, and Corey Burton as Count Dooku.

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There were a couple of pieces of confirmed casting news that left fans very happy, though. Janina Gavankar, known to Star Wars fans for her role as Iden Versio in Battlefront II, will return to the franchise to voice Ahsoka Tano's mother. So too, returning will be Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn - as well as his son to perform a younger version of the character.

Star Wars animation has undergone a lot of progress over the years, with that development is seen beautifully in The Clone Wars, which upped the quality season-by-season, with season 7 looking remarkable. The same can be said for The Bad Batch.

Therefore fans will be pleased that Tales Of The Jedi seems to be animated in a similar style to that adored show. Animation may get a lot of flack from some people, but it is a valuable, valid artform that deserves just as much love and acclaim as live-action, and it is a worthy vessel through which to tell Star Wars stories. Some of the Rebels and The Clone Wars' best episodes are some of the best Star Wars stories ever.

The episode of the show shown to fans at Celebration was a typically lighthearted affair involving baby Ahsoka. But, Dave Filoni warned that this would not be the case for the entire show and that it would go to some darker places.

According to StarWars.comhe stated following the showcase of the Ahsoka-focused episode, "I'm picturing the other shorts, and if I chose to show a Dooku short today, I don't think we'd be talking about all the cute things in Star Wars. I think we'd be talking about something else. It would be like, 'Oooh, that was rough!'" Star Wars loves to hit fans with tragedy and heartbreak, especially through the prequel era, and Dooku's story is tailor-made for that kind of thing.

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