In May 1977 I was eight years old about to turn nine a month later. I walked into an air-conditioned movie theater while on a Florida vacation and was transported to a galaxy far, far, away. I fell in love with Star Wars right then and there. I went back and watched it again the very next day.
A movie theater experience isn’t what it used to be. It’s loud. It’s expensive. You can’t pause the movie for a bathroom break, especially after drinking a Big Gulp. So, introducing Star Wars to kids the same age I was when I experienced it doesn’t always work. Hence the new project from Disney called Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures.
This series of animated YouTube shorts uses original dialogue and sounds from all the Star Wars films as a way of introducing iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Darth Vader and incredible scenes like when Obi-Wan Kenobi hands Luke the lightsaber and Darth Vader’s Rogue One hallway scene to the next generation.