May 03, 2021 10:44 AM EST

Disney Plus to Celebrate May the 4th with Release of Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Disney Plus to Celebrate May the 4th with Release of Star Wars: The Bad Batch

To celebrate May the 4th, which is known as Star Wars Day, a brand-new original Star Wars series, "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" will be released on Disney+. The series is a first-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed short from "The Simpsons;" and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.

A new Star Wars-inspired short, "Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap,'" will be debuted, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional town of Springfield. The new promotional short is the first of several from "The Simpsons" that Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service's marquee brands and titles.

Lucasfilm and Disney+ have also commissioned original artwork to take over the service for several days - a first for the platform. A global group of artists and Star Wars fans will be featured, who have all created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. This will run through May 9, with the art also being available to purchase through Amazon.

The new series, short, and artwork will be available on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning May 4, 2021, at 12:00am PT.
 
Premiering May 4, 2021 at 12:00am PT:
 
"Star Wars: The Bad Batch"
The series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in "The Clone Wars") as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch - a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army -- each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew. In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find a new purpose.
 
"Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap'"
In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this original short celebrating the Star Wars galaxy.
 
"Star Wars Biomes"
Take a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films' most iconic and beloved locations like Hoth, Tatooine, and Sorgan as this charming series whisks you off for fly-over tours of a galaxy far, far away.
 
"Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs"
Get up-close-and-personal with two of the Star Wars films' most iconic and beloved ships as this charming content leads viewers on an exploration of the memorable interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and an Imperial Star Destroyer. 




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