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Star Wars Roll Out is a web series created for StarWarsKids.com and the StarWarsKids YouTube channel.

Development[edit | edit source]

In 2017, Japanese animator Hideo Itoyanagi created a recap animation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens intended for the local audience, which used versions of the movie's characters made to resemble BB-8 in their shape and way they moved. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy became a big fan of the animation and its director, and when she came to Japan in December of 2017 to promote Star Wars: The Last Jedi, she met up with Itoyanagi and asked him to create original shorts in the same style as the original recap.[1]

Itoyanagi wanted to come up with something new to the animated world of Star Wars. His intention was to make the world look like simple caricatured paper-cutout silhouettes put on top of each other. He also compared the camera movements to those which could be seen in old video games. Building on top of his original recap shorts, the new animations would utilise the roundness, tilting, spinning and rolling movements of the characters to tell the story and create humor.[1]

Episodes[edit | edit source]

Episode Image Title Original Airdate
BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure
1 BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 1.jpg "BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 1" August 9, 2019[2]
2 BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 2.jpg "BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 2" August 16, 2019[3]
3 BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 3.jpg "BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 3" August 23, 2019[4]
Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster
4 Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster – Chapter 1.jpg "Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster - Chapter 1" August 30, 2019[5]
5 Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster – Chapter 2 .jpg "Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster - Chapter 2" September 6, 2019[6]
Maz and the Gigantic Blorp
6 Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 1.jpg "Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 1" September 13, 2019[7]
7 Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 2.jpg "Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 2" September 20, 2019[8]
Rey and the Secret Treasure
8 Rey and the Secret Treasure – Chapter 1.jpg "Rey and the Secret Treasure - Chapter 1" September 27, 2019[9]
9 Rey and the Secret Treasure – Chapter 2.jpg "Rey and the Secret Treasure – Chapter 2" October 4, 2019[10]
10 Rey and the Secret Treasure – Chapter 3.jpg "Rey and the Secret Treasure - Chapter 3" October 11, 2019[11]
Finn and the Busted Droids
11 Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 1.jpg "Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 1" October 18, 2019[12]
12 Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 2.jpg "Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 2" October 25, 2019[13]
13 Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 3.jpg "Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 3" November 1, 2019[14]
Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters
14 Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters - Chapter 1.jpg "Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 1" March 18, 2020[15]
15 Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters - Chapter 2.jpg "Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 2" March 25, 2020[16]
16 Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters - Chapter 3.jpg "Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 3" April 1, 2020[17]

Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 StarWars.com Star Wars Roll Out, An Adorable New Series of Animated Shorts, Bounces to the Screen – Exclusive on StarWars.com (backup link)
  2. StarWarsKids.jpg BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  3. StarWarsKids.jpg BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  4. StarWarsKids.jpg BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure - Chapter 3 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  5. StarWarsKids.jpg Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster - Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  6. StarWarsKids.jpg Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster - Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  7. StarWarsKids.jpg Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  8. StarWarsKids.jpg Maz and the Gigantic Blorp – Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  9. StarWarsKids.jpg Rey and the Secret Treasure - Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  10. StarWarsKids.jpg Rey and the Secret Treasure - Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  11. StarWarsKids.jpg Rey and the Secret Treasure - Chapter 3 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  12. StarWarsKids.jpg Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  13. StarWarsKids.jpg Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  14. StarWarsKids.jpg Finn and the Busted Droids – Chapter 3 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  15. StarWarsKids.jpg Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 1 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  16. StarWarsKids.jpg Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 2 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  17. StarWarsKids.jpg Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters – Chapter 3 | Star Wars Roll Out on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
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Episodes
BB-8 and the Jungle Adventure: 1 · 2 · 3
Chewie, the Porgs, and the Sea Monster: 1 · 2
Maz and the Gigantic Blorp: 1 · 2
Rey and the Secret Treasure 1 · 2 · 3
Finn and the Busted Droids 1 · 2 · 3
Ben Solo and the Bug Hunters 1 · 2 · 3
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StarWarsKids.com
Series
Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures (Fun Facts) · Star Wars Roll Out
Star Wars By the Numbers · Star Wars In Under Five Minutes · Jedi Temple Challenge · Let's Draw Star Wars · Let's Make Star Wars · Galactic Builders
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