- Last Updated: Thursday, 13 August 2020 16:01
- Written by Lupe R Haas
Remember "The Star Wars Holiday Special" back in 1978? Disney has announced a follow-up to the Holiday special in LEGO form for Disney+ airing Tuesday, November 17. The cast of the new STAR WARS movies will return in an animated version in the "LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.” The Disney press release reveals the story directly follows the events of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER, so in a way we're getting a sequel.
The holiday special will follow the adventures of Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids as they are about to celebrate Life Day. Life Day was first introduced in the 1978 Christmas special as a holiday celebrated on Chewbacca's home planet of Kashyyyk. We will revisit Chewie's home planet for a Wookiee-sized party.
Given it's Disney+ and the Christmas holidays, expect a lighthearted animated adventure for families like the original. However, the synopsis given in the press release reveals Rey will find a mysterious Jedi Temple and the force ghosts of past friends and enemies from the STAR WARS universe, like Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan and others.
For more information about the Disney+ special in the official announcement below.
BURANK, Calif. (Aug. 13, 2020) – This holiday season, Disney+ invites LEGO and Star Wars fans to Chewbacca’s homeworld of Kashyyyk for a Wookiee-sized celebration of the galaxy’s most cheerful and magical holiday, Life Day, in the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, premiering exclusively on the service on Tuesday, November 17.
"The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, a holiday first introduced in the 1978 “Star Wars Holiday Special.” The new LEGO special is the first to debut on Disney+ and will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO—playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars cobranded content can.
Directly following the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?
The adventure continues at home with the release of the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Available September 1, the Advent Calendar was designed in concert with the development and production of the show and features holiday themed characters from the special. DK will also release the LEGO Star Wars Holiday sticker book, which lets brick fans stick instead of click.
“The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” is a production of Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. It is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are executive producers.