New Star Wars Holiday Special comes to Disney – and ties in with the infamous original

New “Star Wars Holiday Special” comes to Disney – and ties in with the infamous original!

The curious “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978 is considered by many to be THE low point of the cult franchise. Nevertheless, more than 40 years later, there will be a new Christmas special – but thanks to LEGO charm, it should be better.

No matter how much prequel and sequel trilogies divide the “Star Wars” fan base, everyone can probably agree on one thing (at least everyone who is also familiar with the more abstruse excesses of the “Star Wars” universe): The infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special” is probably the blackest chapter in the long history of the space saga.

In the one and a half hour television film, which was intended to fill the gap between “Episode IV: A New Hope” and “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” in 1978, Chewbacca returns to his family on Kaschyyyk for the so-called Life Day holiday, where he then One bizarre idea follows on from the next, from shameful musical interludes to misplaced gags and cooking tips – and all of this, mind you, with the participation of the original stars from the films.

Apart from a Life Day allusion in “The Mandalorian”, a cloak of silence was put on the Holiday Special for a long time, but now there is a small about-face: As Disney has announced in an official press release, there is now really a new Holiday Special produced, which shines in a different guise, but actually has a connection to the dubious original …

As Disney announced in an official press release, a new Holiday Special is really being produced

LEGO-Rey and Co. celebrate Life Day

The biggest difference between the two Holiday Specials: This time the new one will not feature real actors, but will be completely animated – and not somehow, but in LEGO style. This ties in with popular “Star Wars” LEGO offshoots such as “The Yoda Chronicles” and “The Adventures of the Freemaker”, which are aimed at a younger audience and are characterized above all by their tongue-in-cheek humor.

will not come up with real actors this time, but will be completely animated – and not somehow, but in LEGO style

Despite this different approach, “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will again be about Life Day on Kashyyyk ffmovies. Instead of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Co., this time Chewie has his new friends Rey, Finn, Poe and Rose, known from the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, in their luggage – at least that’s the plan.

Despite this different approach, “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will again be about Life Day on Kashyyyk

Rey is stopped, however, when, while researching an old Jedi temple, she stumbles into a journey through time through various moments in the “Star Wars” story, where she comes across Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and other heroes and Meet the villains of all nine films in the Skywalker saga.

Then “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will appear on Disney Plus

Although the new holiday special has just been unveiled, the release date has already been set: The “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will be released on November 17, 2020 exclusively on Disney * just in time for the pre-Christmas period.

The “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will be released just in time for the run-up to Christmas on November 17, 2020 exclusively on Disney *.

“Mandalorian” maker wants to do new “Holiday Special”

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