Forces of Destiny to premiere on YouTube July 3, Disney Channel July 9


On Tuesday, Lucasfilm announced their new animated microseries, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, will premiere on YouTube on July 3 and on Disney Channel on July 9.

Star Wars animated shorts starring your favorite galactic heroines are coming your way in early July.

On Tuesday, Lucasfilm announced that their new animated microseries, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, will premiere on YouTube on July 3. Every day following July 3, the official Disney YouTube channel will debut a new Forces of Destiny short until the series’ premiere on Disney Channel on July 9.

Watch the official trailer for the series below.

Lucasfilm formally announced Forces of Destiny at Star Wars Celebration Orlando during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel. As revealed during that panel, each minutes-long episode in the series follows an individual Star Wars heroine in a fun adventure. In addition to animated shorts, Lucasfilm partnered with companies like Hasbro to design dolls, bedding and apparel in the series’ theme.

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According to, the street date for the dolls’ release is July 1. Target’s exclusive Forces of Destiny merchandise, including a twin bed set and a t-shirt for girls, will release in stores on July 30.

I was fortunate to attend the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. While there, I got to see a complete Forces of Destiny short about Rey and BB-8 on Jakku. The animation was beautiful and the story was so much fun. Even more exciting was that Rey was voiced by that character’s original actress, Daisy Ridley. In fact, Lucasfilm brought several of their female Star Wars characters’ original actresses back to provide voices for this series, including Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata). I love it when Lucasfilm rounds up the old crew. It just makes the new story feel more genuine.

Which Star Wars character are you most excited to see featured in the Forces of Destiny series? Comment below.