Time to celebrate, Nubs Nation! Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures has been honored with 5 nominations from the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards. These nominations are for Outstanding Pre-School Animated Series, Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for an Animated Program, Outstanding Main Title, Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program, and Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program.
SVP, Franchise Content and Strategy at Lucasfilm James Waugh told StarWars.com:
"“We are honored to be nominated by our peers for five Children’s and Family Emmy Awards. The team behind this series always believed that the universal myths and aspirational lessons of the Star Wars galaxy could spark the imaginations of even the youngest of audiences; that somehow we could pass back a little of that awe-inspiring cinematic magic that so many of us were shown by George Lucas as we were growing up with Star Wars. We were able to make that a reality in large thanks to Michael Olson whose heart, depth, and love of the franchise is found in every frame of the show! We owe these amazing nominations to all of our amazing cast and crew who poured their hearts and souls into this project that meant so much to all of us. Thank you Disney Junior, Wild Canary, Icon, and everyone at Lucasfilm. And most importantly to the fans, the Force is strong with you!”"
This is the second year for the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, allowing for children and all-ages media to have an award of their own without being pitted against shows meant for adult content. According to the Emmy website, there has been a 23% increase in demand for all-ages programming for children. It’s refreshing because we’re truly in a golden age of animation, though it’s often lost during award seasons when voters tend to lean towards more familiar adult content.
Young Jedi Adventures is a preschool series set in the High Republic era starring Jamaaal Avery Jr. as Kai Brightstar, Juliet Donenfeld as Lys Solay, Emma Berman as Nash Durango, and Dee Bradley Baker as Nubs. The three Jedi younglings along with their pilot friend Nash go on adventures to discover what it means to truly be a Jedi.
You can watch Young Jedi Adventures on Disney+, Disney Junior, and select episodes on YouTube.