Friday 14 April 2023

From Wallace and Gromit to Star Wars

Aardman, the award-winning Bristol-based animation studio behind Wallace and Gromit, travels to a galaxy far, far away...

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2, featuring nine new short films from nine animation studios, was previewed at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023.

Read Aardman's official synopsis:

"In 'I Am Your Mother' - directed by Magdalena Osinska - young pilot Anni (Charithra Chandran), who is embarrassed by her sweet, but clingy mum Kalina (Maxine Peake), must team with her for a madcap family race at the academy. Along the way, their relationship is tested by the elements, their old ship, other racers... and each other!"

Aardman's animated adventure features Wedge Antilles (Denis Lawson), the Rebel pilot who appeared in the original and sequel trilogies.

Speaking exclusively to Empire magazine, the film's director Magdalena Osinska said: “We were looking for some kind of idol that Anni would be looking up to.

"We settled on Wedge Antilles because he fitted in terms of the Star Wars era. Also, he’s done pretty amazing things in Star Wars, but he wasn’t maybe as recognised [for it].

"I think he has more lines in our film than the original Star Wars trilogy. We really wanted to give him the limelight he deserved.”

Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 streams exclusively on Disney+ on Star Wars Day AKA May the Fourth.

Are you looking forward to Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 on Disney+? How are you celebrating Star Wars Day? Let me know in the comments below.

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