When it was decided to have a droid as the lead character, the team originally wanted a pit droid. However, Matt Martin didn't like the idea of having a droid designed for a specific purpose do another. So, the safari droid was created in replacement, while still having features similar to that of a pit droid. Aree was voiced by voice actor Matt Surges, and he was very thrilled that he voiced the character.
The idea for the Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts was based off of the Adventurers' Club of New York and National Geographic Society. The team behind the show felt that researching and preserving wildlife was just as important in the galaxy far, far away as it was on Earth.
On October 14, 2021, the show was announced and the first two episodes "Porgs" and "Bantha" were released. Every Thursday, two episodes were released until the show met its 12-episode run time on November 18, 2021. The show was released on StarWarsKids.com and YouTube.
Alongside the release of the show, Lucasfilm created online activities and certificates. Also released were an assortment of plushes as part of the Stitchlings™ line by Mattel, as well as t-shirts and other clothing items.
Building off of the success of Galaxy of Creatures, Jason Stein, the creative executive in Animation Development and Production, and the production team saw an opporunity to create a spinoff that would show younglings in a new series, which became Star Wars Galactic Pals. They decided that caring for young creatures and aliens would require a specialized member of the Society to handle them, and this led to the creation of Miree and her camera droid CAM-E.
|1||"Porgs"||October 14, 2021|
|3||"Blurrg"||October 21, 2021|
|5||"Wampa"||October 28, 2021|
|7||"Kowakian Monkey-Lizard"||November 4, 2021|
|9||"Nexu"||November 11, 2021|
|11||"Rancor"||November 18, 2021|
Notes and references
- The Galaxy of Creatures book depicts all episodes of Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures taking place a relatively short time apart. Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures – "Porgs" features porgs on Batuu, a species that Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge establishes were not present on the planet Batuu until the Resistance brought them there between the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Therefore, porgs must have been introduced to Batuu between those stories, which corresponds to 34 ABY per this reasoning, meaning that the events of Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures take place during or after 34 ABY.
- "Launchpad" – Star Wars Insider 206
- Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts Activity Book
- October 14, 2021 and November 18, 2021. reveals the episode titles and release orders for each episode. Therefore, this information can be used to deduce the release date of this episode. states that two new episodes of Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures will release every Thursday between