Disney+ and Lucasfilm are set to bring the second chapter of Star Wars: Visions to viewers in Spring 2023, kicking off May 4 on what is known as “Star Wars Day”! The second volume will feature nine new animated shorts from nine studios from across the globe. The first volume of the series was an unexpected delight, containing short films created by some of Japan’s top anime studios.
The first season of Visions was incredibly well-received, with many fans calling it one of the best things to come out of the franchise in years. The series featured a wide range of bite-sized stories, showcasing new angles on the Star Wars universe through various anime styles.
Now, the world’s most celebrated anime studios are preparing to tell even more Star Wars stories. According to executive producer James Waugh, the second volume of the series will feature a variety of animation styles, as studios around the globe cook up new shorts using the unique techniques and styles that have become so popular in modern pop culture.
This means we’ll see Japan cooking up new Visions stories, but also India, Spain, Ireland, Chile, France, South Africa, and the United States – all of which will be utilizing their own distinct animation styles for this round! That’s sure to have a lot of fans excited.
In addition to that, Dark Horse Comics is releasing a hardcover coffee-table book called The Art of Star Wars: Visions, which gathers design sketches and paintings from the nine episodes of the original season. With a foreword by the show’s producers James Waugh, Josh Rimes, and Jacqui Lopez, the book gives readers an insight into the creative process behind the series’ nine animated shorts.