Zen- Grogu and Dust Bunnies: Studio Ghibli/Disney+ Short Hits Saturday
After two days of teases from famed animation studio Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo) and Lucasfilm, we learned what all of the cloak & dagger stuff was all about. While it's not connected to Star Wars: Visions Vole 2, "Star Wars" and Studio Ghibli have teamed up for the hand-drawn animated Original short Zen – Grogu and Dust Bunnies. And not only do we have some amazingly beautiful key art for it to pass along, we're also happy to pass along that you won't have to wait long to stream it because it's hitting Disney+ on Friday, November 12th.
Earlier today, Studio Ghibli tweeted out an image of a tiny Grogu (Baby Yoda) figure with the words, "This Is The Way." And in the background, Hayao Miyazaki (legendary animator, director, producer, screenwriter, author & manga artist) was sitting at the table (though blurred). Here's a look at the teaser image that was shared, followed by the wide-eyed reaction tweet from the official "Star Wars" Twitter account:
And here's a look back at the teaser that was posted yesterday teasing the collaboration:
Creators for the second volume will stem from the United States, Chile, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, South Africa, India, South Korea, and Japan. "I can guarantee everyone in this room that Star Wars and anime have a very bright future," James Waugh, the Senior Vice President for Franchise Content and Strategy at Lucasfilm, confirmed during the show's panel at Star Wars Celebration. With the second volume of Star Wars: Visions set to hit the streaming service in Spring 2023, here's a look back at the original official trailers for the animated anthology series:
The line-up for the inaugural season included Kamikaze Douga – "The Duel"; Geno Studio (Twin Engine) – "Lop and Ochō"; Studio Colorido (Twin Engine) – "Tatooine Rhapsody"; Trigger – "The Twins"; Trigger – "The Elder"; Kinema Citrus – "The Village Bride"; Science Saru – "Akakiri"; Science Saru – "T0-B1"; and Production IG – "The Ninth Jedi."