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"The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on November 17.
The 45-minute animated special takes place after "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker " and will incorporate elements from the 1978 live action "Star Wars Holiday Special," as well as characters from all nine "Star Wars" films.
"The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is one of several new "Star Wars" projects created for Disney Plus; you can subscribe to the streaming service for $6.99 per month or $49.99 per year.
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"The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" will premiere on Disney Plus on November 17, more than 40 years after Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher starred in the live action "Star Wars Holiday Special" in 1978.
Based on the announcement posted to the official Star Wars website, "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" takes place after the "The Rise of Skywalker," which concluded the latest "Star Wars" film trilogy in December 2019. Characters from all nine "Star Wars" films are said to appear in the 45-minute animated special, including Rey, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Yoda.
The holiday special will incorporate elements from the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special," a small piece of "Star Wars" culture often lampooned for its campy nature. The cast will once again visit Chewbacca's home world of Kashyyyk to celebrate a holiday called "Life Day." Rey finds a Jedi temple that sends her on a sprawling journey across the "Star Wars" timeline, encountering heroes and villains from the past.
"The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is being produced by Atomic Cartoons and Lucasfilm. Atomic previously produced animated Lego tie-ins for "Jurassic World" and "Spider-Man."
How to watch "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special"
To watch "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" you'll need to subscribe to Disney Plus. The special will debut on the service on November 17. Disney Plus offers monthly and annual plans, priced at $6.99 and $69.99, respectively.
Disney Plus is also available in a discounted bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, a deal that will save you about $6 per month compared to paying for all three services separately. If you're already a subscriber to one of those services, you can upgrade to the bundle here.
Disney Plus is the exclusive subscription streaming home for "Star Wars" films and TV shows (though the 1978 holiday special is tragically absent). The final season of the "Star Wars Clone Wars" animated series debuted on Disney Plus earlier this year and several new "Star Wars" shows are currently in development, including season 2 of "The Mandalorian," and a series based on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi.
What is Disney Plus and how does it work?
Disney Plus is a subscription streaming platform with on-demand access to Disney's iconic library of animated movies and TV shows. Along with the "Star Wars" franchise, the Disney Plus catalog also includes nearly every Marvel movie and a selection of Fox's "X-Men" movies.
Disney Plus is available to stream on Apple, PC, iOS, and Android devices, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and streaming devices from Amazon, Roku, and Chromecast. Disney Plus is also supported on smart TVs, including those from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio. An internet connection is necessary to stream, but Disney Plus does provide an option to download movies and shows for offline viewing
All Disney Plus subscriptions include ad-free streaming and unlimited downloads for a growing library of films and TV series. Disney Plus supports up to 4K resolution video on select titles, as well as Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio with applicable devices.
For detailed Disney Plus impressions, check out our Disney Plus review here.
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Disney Plus offers access to every Star Wars movie from the original trilogy through "The Rise of Skywalker" in 4K.
The service is also home to new exclusive Star Wars shows, such as "The Mandalorian," and the final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
More original series, like a show focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi and an animated series called "The Bad Batch," are also in the works for Disney Plus.
Yearly subscriptions to Disney Plus are $69.99 a year and month to month subscriptions are $6.99 a month.
For more detailed Disney Plus impressions, check out our full Disney Plus review.
The Disney Plus streaming service is home to a large selection of movies and TV shows from all of the studio's major brands, including the Star Wars franchise.
Every Star Wars movie, starting with 1977's "A New Hope" and concluding with 2019's "The Rise of Skywalker," is available to watch right now on Disney Plus. New original Star Wars shows are also available to stream, and more exclusive series are already in development.
If you're a Star Wars fan looking for your favorite title to watch, we've broken down all the basics you need to know about streaming Star Wars on Disney Plus, including a full rundown of available movies and shows.
Updated on 07/14/2020 by Steven Cohen: Added details about the upcoming animated show "Star Wars: The Bad Batch." Added a link to our full review of Disney Plus.
What is Disney Plus and how much does it cost?
Disney Plus is Disney's new streaming service with two types of plans. An annual subscription costs $69.99 a year while a monthly subscription costs $6.99 a month (which comes out to $83.88 for a year). You can also sign up for a bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month.
Here is a full breakdown of the prices.
Each membership gets you ad-free streaming and unlimited downloads for a growing collection of movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and 20th Century Fox.
What Star Wars movies and shows can I stream on Disney Plus?
Disney Plus features every major Star Wars movie released so far. This includes all of the episodic entries in the franchise, from "A New Hope" through "The Rise of Skywalker." All of the movies are available in 4K HDR with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on supported devices.
HDR enables the best video performance when viewed on compatible TVs, allowing you to watch the films with expanded contrast and colors. Dolby Atmos, meanwhile, adds overhead audio effects when playing the movies on a Dolby Atmos speaker system.
In addition to the movies, Disney Plus offers access to several Star Wars shows, including the new original series "The Mandalorian." The service is also home to several animated Star Wars shows, like "The Clone Wars" and "Rebels".
When will 'The Rise of Skywalker' be on Disney Plus?
"The Rise of Skywalker" debuted on Disney Plus on May 4 to celebrate "Star Wars Day."
"The Rise of Skywalker" is the ninth and final entry in the Skywalker saga. The movie is directed by J.J. Abrams, and stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac.
What other Star Wars titles are coming to Disney Plus?
Several new Star Wars shows are also in the works for Disney Plus. Upcoming series include an as yet-to-be-titled show focused on Obi-Wan Kenobi, a series focused on the character of Cassian Andor from "Rogue One," and a new animated show titled "Star Wars: The Bad Batch."
A new season of the Disney Plus original series "The Mandalorian" will launch in October 2020 and will feature the return of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter and original Mandalorian character introduced in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in "Star Wars: Episode II," will reportedly return as Boba in "The Mandalorian," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Between all of the currently available Star Wars titles and all of the upcoming Star Wars shows, there is a ton to stream. With that in mind, we've listed every single Star Wars movie and show announced for Disney Plus so far.
Here are all the Star Wars movies and shows on Disney Plus:
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'The Rise of Skywalker' — available now
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" is the final chapter of the The Skywalker Saga, which started with "A New Hope" in 1977 and spans a total of nine movies. Daisy Ridley stars as Rey, the last Jedi to train under Luke Skywalker, while Academy Award nominee Adam Driver reprises his role as Kylo Ren, a Sith lord seeking to conquer the galaxy.
"The Rise of Skywalker" was released in theaters in December 2019 and went on to earn more than $1 billion in worldwide box office sales. The J.J. Abrams-produced film received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Sound Editing.
'The Mandalorian' — season 2 coming October 2020
"The Mandalorian" is like an old Western take on the Star Wars legacy.
The big-budget show takes place five years after the fall of the Empire in the "Return of the Jedi" and focuses on a bounty hunter who journeys far out into the galaxy and beyond the rules of the New Republic.
Director and actor Jon Favreau ("Lion King" and "Iron Man") is the creator, head writer, showrunner, and co-executive producer of the series, which stars Pedro Pascal as the Mandalorian alongside Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, and Carl Weathers.
All eight episodes of the show's first season are now available to stream. A second season of "The Mandalorian" has already been ordered and is tentatively scheduled to premiere in October 2020.
The upcoming season will feature the return of Boba Fett, the bounty hunter with Mandalorian armor who first appeared in "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back." According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones," will reportedly return as Boba in "The Mandalorian."
'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' - available now
All seven seasons of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" are now streaming on Disney Plus.
The animated show originally came to an end after its sixth season back in 2014, but Disney revived the series for one final season on Disney Plus. Season seven consists of 12 episodes. The series finale premiered on May 4, 2020 as part of Disney's "Star Wars Day" celebration.
'Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian' - available now
This eight-part documentary series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the production of "The Mandalorian." The show includes interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations with the cast and crew. Executive Producer Jon Favreau serves as the documentary's host.
The first episode of "Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian" premiered on May 4, 2020.
'Star Wars: The Bad Batch' - coming in 2021
Set after "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," this new animated series follows an elite squad of clones called the Bad Batch. Each of the clone soldiers has a unique skill, and together the mercenary group takes on missions throughout the galaxy.
Dave Filoni is on board the project as an executive producer. Filoni is also one of the primary creative forces behind "The Mandalorian" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." An exact release date for "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" has not been announced yet, but the show is expected to premiere on Disney Plus sometime in 2021.
Cassian Andor Project - to be announced
This yet-to-be-named spy thriller project stars Diego Luna reprising his role as Cassian Andor from 2016's "Rogue One." Alan Tudyk also stars as the voice behind the droid K-2SO.
Spoiler alert: both of these characters died at the end of "Rogue One" so this will obviously be a prequel. As of publication time, there is no date for when this will be released.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Project - to be announced
One of the most anticipated Star Wars projects boasts the return of Ewan McGregor in the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
The as-yet-untitled Kenobi series is set eight years after the events of "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith." Filming is slated to begin next year, so episodes won't be ready for streaming until 2021 at the earliest.
Star Wars movies currently available on Disney Plus:
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace"
"Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"
"Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith"
"Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope"
"Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back"
"Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi"
"Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens"
"Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi"
"Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker"
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
"Solo: A Star Wars Story"
"Empires of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy" (the 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Burns)
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Other Star Wars series currently available on Disney Plus:
"Star Wars: Rebels"
"Star Wars Resistance"
"LEGO Star Wars All Stars"
"LEGO Star Wars The Freemaker Adventures"
"LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales"
"LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles Clash of the Skywalkers"
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