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Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated Clone Wars series finally coming to Disney Plus

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Star Wars: Ewoks is also coming to the streaming service in April

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One of the best Star Wars projects ever is finally coming to Disney Plus for easy streaming. Star Wars: Clone Wars, an animated series created by legendary animator Genndy Tartakovsky, is coming to the streaming service on April 2. The series will be joined by a variety of other off-the-beaten-path Star Wars projects including Ewoks, and The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, the first appearance of Boba Fett in the series.

Not to be confused with Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars series originally aired on Cartoon Network in the early 2000s. The series was incredibly popular and very well received, and it led to the creation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series originally aired as a series of shorts; it was later collected in two volumes for a DVD release, which is how it will be divided when it arrives on Disney Plus.

While Tartakovksy’s series is frequently celebrated as one of the best Star Wars stories, it is not actually canon and therefore does not take place in Disney’s current version of the Star Wars universe. Outside of his work on Star Wars, Tartakovsky is the creator of a variety of popular animated series including Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Primal.

Along with Clone Wars, Disney is also releasing a variety of other strange and non-canonical Star Wars projects on Disney Plus in April. Among them is the Star Wars: Ewoks series which includes two movies, Caravan of Courage and The Battle for Endor, and two seasons of an animated series from the 1980s.

Also coming to the streaming service is The Story of the Faithful Wookiee, an animated short that originally aired with The Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978. This short is particularly notable because it’s the first appearance of Boba Fett in the entire Star Wars series.

All of these Star Wars series will be available to stream on Disney Plus starting on April 2.