Vintage Star Wars on Disney+

In a very cool move, Disney have moved closer to having all existing Star Wars content included on their Disney+ streaming platform by adding in a number of vintage and classic titles, including the two Ewoks movies (that were broadcast on TV in many countries, but which had theatrical releases in NZ), the ’80s animated Ewoks cartoons, The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (extracted from The Star Wars Holiday Special), and the 2-D Clone Wars Micro-Series (by Genndy Tartakovsky). In total this is just short of 16 hours of added Star Wars content. The Droids animated series from the ’80s is slated to be added as well, later in the years.

Ewoks: Caravan of Courage (1984)

“The Towani family’s starcruiser crashes on the forest moon of Endor and the separation of two children from their parents sets into motion an incredible adventure that takes four-year-old Cindel, and her older brother, Mace, into the unfamiliar world of the Ewoks.” Runtime 1h:36m

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)

“The exciting adventures of the Ewoks continue as the heroic Wicket and his young friend Cindel escape the evil Marauders with the help of their new allies, the gruff hermit Noa and his swift-footed sidekick, Teek.” Runtime 1h:36m

Star Wars: Ewoks (1985-1986)

“Journey to the Forest Moon of Endor for an out-of-this world visit with your favorite, furry Star Wars heroes – the small-but-mighty Ewoks – in their own action-packed, animated series! Join Wicket, his friends Princess Kneesaa, Teebo, & Latara, and their entire tribe, as they experience fantastical adventures in Bright Tree Village.” 2 Seasons (26 episodes). Total runtime 10h:24m

The Story of the Faithful Wookiee (1978)

“After Luke Skywalker and Han Solo succumb to a suspicious sleeping virus, Chewbacca hunts a cure with help from an unlikely ally – the bounty hunter Boba Fett. Chewie’s Wookiee instincts warn him that all is not what it seems. This rare animated short features the voices of the original Star Wars cast.” Runtime 9m

Star Wars: Clone Wars (2-D Micro-Series)

“Feel your heart race and your pulse pound as every Chapter of this Emmy Award-winning animated series envisions the story arc between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Packed with action, this landmark “microseries” is essential viewing for all fans of the Force!” Runtime 2h:14m