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Star Wars Detours Leaked Episode Gives Us A New Hope for Disney+ Release

Anyone ever heard of Star Wars Detours? No? It’s no surprise, since no one has aired it since its production. Ever since Disney bought up Lucasfilm, they’ve locked up this Star Wars animated parody series in their vaults and never looked back. With the leak of a single episode though, there may be a new hope that Star Wars Detours may come to Disney+.

Star Wars Detours logo.
Chibi Star Wars? Is that you?

A few days ago on November 29, 2020; someone leaked a single episode of the never-aired Star Wars Detours series onto Reddit. The episode featured the bounty hunters Zuckuss and 4-LOM attempting to rob Dex’s Diner, with decidedly mixed results. An all-star cast of Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, and more contributed to the situation with utmost hilarity.

No one know who leaked this episode or why. All we know is that as soon as the leak occurred, Disney was just as quick to take it down with a copyright strike. By then though, it might as well have been closing the barn door after the horse already got out. Even Disney can’t make us unsee what we’ve already saw. Yet.

Star Wars Detours: The New Star Trek: Lower Decks?

8 years later, and only 1 episode to show for it. And it was an unofficial leak too.

Why should you all care about Star Wars Detours? Well, the best way to describe it is that it’s basically Spaceballs: The Animated Series, but with official Star Wars characters. Or to put it another way: Star Wars Chibi. Star Wars Detours appears to have that same super-deformed art style, with aspects of Star Wars characters exaggerated for pure comedic relief.

Obi-Wan Kenobi and others disco-dancing in Star Wars Detours.
Groovy Star Wars is groovy.

Even better, the creators of the hit comedy series Robot Chicken, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, actually worked together with Lucasfilm Animation to create Star Wars Detours. If you liked the Robot Chicken Star Wars shorts, then you’ll probably know what would’ve been in this series. It also means that you can guess why when Disney bought up Star Wars, they locked Star Wars Detours in their deepest vaults, never to see the light of day.

Screenshot from leaked episode of Star Wars Detours.
Back, you foul vermin! Back into the vaults you go!

Lucasfilm Animation actually produced two entire seasons of Star Wars Detours, for a total of 39 episodes. Now if only Disney would see sense and actually let us see it, preferably on Disney+. I mean, we’ve already seen that one leaked episode. It’s not as though it’ll traumatize the kids, right? Right?

Conclusion

Just when we thought Star Wars Detours would never see the light of day, someone kindly leaked a whole episode just for us to enjoy. True, Disney took it down as soon as possible. But those of us who’ve seen it can still share their opinions with us about it. So far, those opinions have been pretty positive. Hopefully, Disney will get the hint and let us see the show on Disney+ already.

Source: Comic Book

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One reply on “Star Wars Detours Leaked Episode Gives Us A New Hope for Disney+ Release”

What you’re calling an episode is actually less than a quarter of an episode.A lot of talented people did some incredible work on Detours. Disney has been afraid that something that makes fun of Star Wars will somehow destroy its legacy. It won’t. But over-cautious non-creative Mouse executives might.

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