USA TODAY: ‘Yoda Chronicles’ builds on legacy


‘Yoda Chronicles’ builds on legacy

LEGO and Star Wars go together like Han Solo and Chewbacca, or the Rancor and his keeper. But fans will want to put the bricks down on Saturday night when Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles premieres the first of four new animated episodes, Escape from the Jedi Temple, on Disney Channel (9 p.m. ET/PT). It also airs Sunday night (7 ET/PT) — Star Wars Day — on Disney XD when folks can also see the new trailer for the animated Star Wars Rebels. The Yoda Chronicles debuted first as a web series and then aired on Cartoon Network as it built on the popularity of LEGO Star Wars toys and video games. Its trademark humorous style — but with an authenticity to the sci-fi franchise and its characters — continues in Jedi Temple. Luke Skywalker’s still a little immature, and his latest shenanigans have gotten him and his friends too close for comfort to Darth Vader. Sensing this disturbance in the Force, Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi decide Luke needs some more training and they go in search of the Jedi Holocrons.

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