Star Wars Gets A New Animated Series Called Forces Of Destiny

Starring Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn, and other heroines.

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Star Wars is getting a new series of animated shorts, and a whole toy line to go with it. Each episode of the upcoming Star Wars Forces of Destiny will be 2-3 minutes in length and will feature the major heroines of the Star Wars universe. Check out the brand new preview above.

Some top Star Wars stars are lending their voice talents too: Daisy Ridley is reprising her role as Rey, Felicity Jones as Jyn, and Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata.

"Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia's heroism, Rey's courage, or Ahsoka's tenacity," says Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. "We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars."

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There will be a toy line launched alongside the series, along with books, apparel, and bedding featuring the animated version of the characters.

"From Princess Leia to Sabine Wren, Star Wars heroines are unique, and we wanted to represent that in the product line for Star Wars Forces of Destiny," said Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of Disney's consumer products and interactive media division.

"The result is the creation of our new 'Adventure Figures' that celebrate the power and stories of these incredible characters and allow kids to recreate their most heroic moments at home."

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Those 'Adventure Figures' are 11-inch action figures of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, and other characters like BB-8, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren etc.

The Forces of Destiny series of shorts launches in July on Disney's YouTube account. Eight additional shorts will premiere on the Disney Channel in the fall. The show will also be featured at this weekend's Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, and GameSpot will be there. Keep it locked to GameSpot Universe for full coverage of Star Wars Celebration.

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