STAR WARS: 8 Animated TV Shows Set In A Galaxy Far, Far Away Which Could Be Coming To Disney+

This week, we took a look at the live-action Star Wars TV shows that could be brought to Disney+, but how could this Galaxy Far, Far Away expand through animation? Check out our suggestions after the jump!

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Initially, the announcement that Lucasfilm would finally release a final season of The Clone Wars seemed like little more than a way to entice fans of the show to the Disney+ streaming service. However, that last batch of episodes exceeded all expectations, and The Bad Batch proved to be every bit as enjoyable. 

While it's clear that live-action projects are currently a priority for the studio, there's no reason to believe we won't soon see an entire slate of animated Star Wars adventures join them on the streaming service.

Earlier this week, we took a look at the live-action TV shows we would like to see on Disney+, but it's now time to take a look at those which wouldn't necessarily fit that format and might be better suited to animation. Simply put, all of these would end up making a badass cartoon! 

To check out our suggestions, all you guys need to do is click on the "Next" button down below!

8. Obi Wan Kenobi & Qui Gon-Jinn

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The time Obi-Wan Kenobi spent training under Qui Gon-Jinn was addressed in some Expanded Universe stories, but it's otherwise an era in their lives which has gone unexplored outside of a few recent Marvel comics.  

A show picking up with the two Jedi heroes when Obi-Wan was a Padawan would be a lot of fun, especially as this would lead to us seeing a completely different version of Anakin Skywaker's future Master and enemy. It would also be no bad thing for us to spend more time with Qui Gon.

After all, he was never necessarily on the same wavelength as the rest of the Jedi Council, so there's a lot of storytelling potential there. Needless to say, we'd like to think Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson would lend their voices to the show.

7. Jango Fett

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Boba Fett made his return in The Mandalorian and later starred in his own Disney+ series, The Book of Boba Fett. We don't know if a second season will happen, but an animated series dedicated to his father would be no bad thing. 

As you may recall, a popular video game featuring Jango Fett, set before the events of Attack of the Clones, showed that there are stories worth telling with this character. Plus, with Jango serving as the basis for Palpatine’s eventual clone army, we could spend some time here better exploring that particular period in Star Wars history.

Is this one too many Mandos for Disney+? We don't think so.

6. Young Anakin Skywalker

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The Clone Wars proved that fans are plenty interested in Anakin Skywalker's story, and while we followed his descent into the Dark Side in that and Revenge of the Sith, what about those early years he spent training under Obi-Wan Kenobi? Thus far, that time remains a mystery to us. 

However, an animated series with a teenage lead could definitely put a fresh spin on this Galaxy Far, Far Away, with both Padme and members of the Jedi Order receiving more screentime. Their respective stories could be fleshed out, helping us better understand them and the decisions they made in those later movies. 

This could make for a really gripping watch, and while we know how Anakin's story ends, what harm is there in delving into his beginnings and some of Palpatine's earliest manipulations? 

5. C-3PO And R2-D2

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These two have been a big part of the Star Wars movies, and their standalone episodes in The Clone Wars proved that following them for twenty minutes a week would be far from a chore. 

Rather than focusing on one specific period of time, this potential series could focus on a different adventure each episode. One week could be set during The Clone Wars, for example, and another during the gap between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. There are countless stories Lucasfilm could tell!

In some ways, this would perhaps be an animated series better suited to a younger audience, but the chemistry that these two have always had on film would translate nicely to this format.

4. Starkiller

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The Force Unleashed video games followed the adventures of Darth Vader’s secret apprentice as he plotted to overthrow the Emperor. However, Starkiller quickly realised that his path isn’t tied to the Dark Side of the Force, and rebelled against his master (which ties into the formation of the Rebellion).

That wouldn't necessarily work after what we've seen in recent live-action projects, but there are definitely ways this character could be rebooted for an animated series.

Using the games as a basis would be a must, while original voice actor Sam Witwer – who has repeatedly shown a huge amount of passion for the character – would surely be up for returning to once again provide the vocals. We'd like to see Starkiller's link to Vader explored, but also wouldn't be against this story playing out post-The Rise of Skywalker.

3. Podracing

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Whatever problems The Phantom Menace may have had, you can’t deny that those podracing sequences made for edge-of-your-seat viewing, and they definitely deserved more screentime.

Even over 20 years after the movie was released, it still looks just as impressive (and easily as exciting) on Disney+, and the race on Tatooine introduced us to a handful of strange and unusual aliens it would be awesome to spend more time with.

An animated series would allow for that world to be explored even further, taking us to all sorts of planets and pretty much any time period. Just because we never saw the races again after The Phantom Menace doesn’t mean they didn’t continue! With an Anakin-like central protagonist, this could be the sort of fun and fast-paced series that would appeal to all.

2. Darth Vader

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After Obi-Wan Kenobi, fans are hopeful that we might one day get a live-action series revolving around the Sith Lord. Perhaps to gauge interest, Lucasfilm should consider focusing on the villain's "adventures" in an animated setting? 

The prequels, for better or worse, thoroughly explored the early years of Anakin Skywalker, as did The Clone Wars. However, those gaps in Vader's life the comic books have filled in haven't been overly satisfying. 

They've told some fantastic stories, of course, but further delving into Anakin’s early years in the suit and his conflicting feelings about turning to the dark side and aligning himself with the Emperor would be a great basis for this show. We could also follow the Sith Lord as he purges the remaining Jedi, something we only got a glimpse of earlier this year. 

1. Star Wars: Underworld

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It's believed that George Lucas developed over 100 scripts for Underworld, but his live-action Star Wars TV series never ended up seeing the light of day. Technology and the limits of a television production were against him at the time, but it seems doubtful that developing those scripts is now a priority for Disney (for starters, it probably doesn't tie into their new continuity).

In terms of plot details, we don't know what this one would deliver, but it's believed that it was going to dive into the grittier side of the Star Wars Universe, and that alone has a tonne of potential.

So, why not just make Underworld in the format of an animated series? Lucas could be brought back as a creative consultant, and this could be a purely standalone project which allows fans to finally see what he had planned for the show...

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