Star Wars: Young Jedi Adventures has won 2 Emmys!

Jamaal Avery Jr. as Kai Brightstar in Disney and Star Wars 'Young Jedi Adventures.' Photo credit:
Jamaal Avery Jr. as Kai Brightstar in Disney and Star Wars 'Young Jedi Adventures.' Photo credit: /

Nubs Nation rise up because everyone’s favorite Poobian and friends are Emmy winners! The preschool series won 2 Children’s & Family Emmy Awards over the weekend.

We originally shared that the series was nominated for 5 different categories. It would go on to claim the Outstanding Editing for a Preschool Animated Program and the Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing for a Preschool Animated Program. The Star Wars official Twitter account shared the news.

The series follows three Jedi younglings in the High Republic era before the events of Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. Kai Brightstar (Jamaal Avery Jr.) wants to be a great Jedi Knight. Lys Solay (Juliet Donenfeld) is the animal lover of the group, with very Ezra Bridger from Star Wars Rebelslike powers to connect with critters. Nubs (Dee Bradley Baker) might be small, but he’s no pushover with his super strength. The three go on adventures, oftentimes with Master Yoda, played by Piotr Michael, who made our Dork Side of the Force best vocal performances of 2023 list.

Despite being a series for preschoolers, Young Jedi Adventures has a thriving adult fanbase (hence the Nubs Nation at the top). Nubs even got a Hallmark ornament this year! It’s a similar sentiment to the Bluey phenomenon being popular for those without kids (Bluey is excellent, and I’ll debate with anyone who says otherwise!). One big reason comes from fans of this time period. Until The Acolyte arrives, Young Jedi Adventures is the main on-screen representation of the High Republic era. It was our first look and has even brought in fan-favorite book characters like Bell Zettifar, Loden Greatstorm, and Estala Maru. However, little kids probably shouldn’t look into the fates of some of these characters until they’re older.

Young Jedi Adventures is an excellent series for all ages, and this Emmy win is well deserved. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

For light and life!