"People in the real world dream about being a rockstar — it's ubiquitous. But that dream is only really achieved through belief and friendship. And that's the Star Wars part, too."
―James Waugh[src]

"Tatooine Rhapsody" (Japanese: タトゥイーン・ラプソディ)[3] is an animated short film and episode of the web television series Star Wars: Visions. Produced by Studio Colorido, the short premiered on Disney+ on September 22, 2021.[4]

Plot summary[]

A new calling[]

The episode opens amidst a battle between Galactic Republic clone troopers and Separatist B1-series battle droids. Order 66 has been executed, and the clones who had once fought with the Jedi Padawan named Jay turned their weapons against him. The Padawan flees through the corridors of a factory and falls off a railing, damaging his lightsaber. When he awakes, he finds that he has fallen into a vehicle with a Hutt named Geezer Odajion aboard. Odajion asks what he is. Jay struggles to answer.

Later, Jay becomes part of Odajion's music band called Star Waver, serving as the band's vocalist. Odajion plays the flaming rumble bass while the multi-torsoed alien Lan plays versatile cluster drums. K-344 ("Kurti") plays electrified dual guitars. The droid V-5 is responsible for managing and mixing sound.

Pursued by Boba Fett[]

The bounty hunter Boba Fett approaches with several henchmen including a Weequay and Nikto. Jay greets Fett and his party. Fett shoots Jay's guitar. He then confronts Odajion, telling him that he has come to collect a bounty that Jabba Desilijic Tiure has placed on him. If he resists, Fett warns that he and his henchmen will disintegrate his friends. Odajion laughs off Fett's warning, asking if Jabba wants his autograph.

Odajion tells his band "let's rock 'em" before unleashing a flamethrower hidden in his electric guitar. Fett is driven back. Lan and K-344 attack Fett's henchmen. Jay struggles with a Weequay but V-5 drives him away, causing the Weequay to fall off the stage. Boba Fett charges in with his blaster but Jay unleashes the sprinkler system. The band escapes in their starship The Rolling Gales and fly into the rain. Fett watches from behind.

While traveling aboard their starship, Jay says that this is the third time they have been chased. Kurti says they have such passionate fans while Odajion remarks that this is the price of fame. V-5 beeps while Lan's heads talk argue about not finishing thee separate times. Jay breaks up the argument and says that it will be nice to finish the show for once. Just then, The Rolling Gales receives a jolt. The band realized that they are being followed.

Fett gives chase in the Slave I and peppers their ship with laser fire. Odajion tells Kurti to punch it but she says that she has punched the engines already. V-5 panics during the flight. Jay says he has a bad feeling about this. The ship is hit by laser fire and crashes to the ground.

Following the crash landing, Fett forces his way into the ship. He tells Odajion that he has been marked for execution and that it is pointless to resist. Odajion protests that he doesn't know what he did. Fett disagrees, prompting Odajion to say that he won't join Jabba's crime syndicate. Fett warns that Jabba is not to be crossed. Odajion reluctantly complies and follows Fett out of The Rolling Gales.

Standing by a friend[]

As they leave, Jay tells them to wait. Fett asks if he really wants to do this. Jay ignites his lightsaber but it short circuits. Odajion reluctantly follows Fett aboard the Slave I. Several mice watch sadly in the rain. Aboard the ship. Lan's bodies and Kurti begin repairing the ship. Kurti enlists Jay's help but he is despondent about Odajion. Kurti says that there is nothing they could have done and thinks that their luck has run out. She says they are ultimately a band. Jay is unwilling to abandon Odajion given all that they have been through.

Jay reflects on his first meeting with Odajion, who asks who he is. In the flashback, Jay accepts Odajion's offer of friendship. V-5 plays a recording from the first session of Star Waver. Odajion tells the band that they are the people he is looking for. This recording brings back fond memories of Odajion for the band. Jay runs out into the rain and screams in rage and frustration. He tells Kurti that she is right that they are just a band. Just then, the rain stops and the sun rises.

Winning hearts and minds[]

The band plays on Tatooine

Later at the Mos Espa Grand Arena on the planet Tatooine, two Gamorrean guards bring Odajion before Jabba's majordomo Bib Fortuna, who releases Odajion from his binders. Jay and the rest of the band soon rejoin Odajion. Jay explains that they made a deal with Jabba to let them perform before he executes Odajion. Jay says that they only get one song. Odajion thinks that his friends have lost their minds and tells them that they don't need to get caught up in this. Kurti asks Odajion if he is not one to run away from his fans. Lan says that this is the biggest venue since they formed their band. V-5 beeps in agreement. Jay commands his band to make this their best show ever before handing Odajion his guitar.

Odajion leads the band as they take a cargo skiff to a podium. Jay sings a song while the rest of the band plays to the cheers of the crowd. The lyrics talk about traveling through hyperspace. A Hologlide J57 cam droid records the band playing. Their music goes viral, attracting fans across Tatooine including Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Mos Eisley. Part of the performance includes Odajion using the flamethrower in his electric guitar to set a hovering canvas sheet ablaze. Towards the end of the song, the lyrics emphasize freedom and being yourself. This resonates with the crowd who begin chanting the lyrics as well.

A nervous Bib Fortuna watches the rapturous reception. As armed guards approach the stage in skiffs, Jay issues an appeal to Jabba, saying that the Star Wavers will be the number one band in the galaxy. He asks if Jabba will like to be their first sponsor. A Nikto boy asks them to sing one more song and he is soon joined by the rest of the crowd. The guards shoot in the air before leaving the podium. This leaves Jay and the Star Wavers on the stage to perform one more song for the crowd. Even Jabba and his entourage take a liking to the band's music.


By type
Cast Crew Uncredited


Japanese Voice Cast

  • Hiroyuki Yoshino as Jay
  • Kousuke Goto as Geezer
  • Anri Katsu as Lan
  • Masayo Fujita as K-344
  • Akio Kaneda as Boba Fett
  • Taro Kiuchi as Gamorrean
  • Kosuke Echigoya as Boba's Henchman #1
  • Masaomi Yamahashi as Boba's Henchman #2
  • Mitsuho Kambe as Child #1
  • Momone Iwabuchi as Child #2

English Voice Cast


  • Inspired by Star Wars created by – George Lucas
  • Directed by – Taku Kimura
  • Written by – Yasumi Atarashi
  • Produced by – Studio Colorido
  • Executive Producer – Koji Yamamoto
  • Producers – Kana Manabe, Masahiro Kannae
  • Executive Producers – James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez
  • Co-Executive Producer – Justin Leach
  • Producer – Kanako Shirasaki
  • Score by – Yoshiaki Dewa
  • Sound Director – Soichiro Kubo
  • Casting by – Soichiro Kubo
  • English Voice Casting by – Lindsay Halper, Stephanie Shieh
  • English Voice Casting Coordinator – Caroline Keller
  • Planning – Twin Engine
  • Chief Planning Producer – Yuta Kanno
  • Planning Producer – Hibiki Saito
  • Script Managers – Kosuke Suzuki (Studio Colorido), Hiroki Hayatsu
  • Planning Coordinator – Shuntaro Izumi
  • Production Designer – Cedric Herole
  • Character Designers – Cedric Herole, Kazuhiko Yabumoto
  • Character and Props Leads – Cedric Herole, Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Storyboard Artist – Taku Kimura
  • Animation Supervisors – Cedric Herole, Kazuhiko Yabumoto, Tomoko Sudo, Hisashi Ishikawa
  • Animation Leads – Kazuhiko Yabumoto, Hisashi Ishikawa, Masafumi Yokota
  • Animators – Tomoko Sudo, Mayuko Kato, Yuko Yamamoto, Takaomi Shinnoda, Dan Saito, Yukie Nishimura, Shunsuke Takarai, Akira Wakabayashi, Yukimitsu Ina
  • Second Key Animators – Daisui Udagawa
    • Asahi Production Shiroishi StudioToshinari Abe, Miku Sasozaki
  • In Between Inspection – Maiko Matsumura, Daisui Udagawa
  • In Between Animation Manager – Maya Okada
  • In Between Animation:
    • Studio ColoridoMaiko Matsumura, Daisui Udagawa, Setsu Takenouichi, Kazuha Tanaka, Kyou Koike, Manami Noguchi, Riko Fujita, Kon Minako, Keitarou Tokudome, Natsumi Takahashi, Sonoo Akagi
    • Studio DaisyAmi Ishibashi, Izumi Kawahara, Yuya Kurihara, Yuyu Nakagawa, Yuri Matsumoto
    • EngiKouhei Matsuda, Kim Suyeon, Manami Saito, Yuka Aoto, Daniela Dueda
    • Asahi Production Shiroishi StudioYukina Saito, Riri Kumagai, Hironori Izu
    • Studio UbudAnayatul Maulana, M. Maladz Adli, Rangga Tri Purwono Nugroho, Muhammad Rifqi Firdaus, Fadli Rosali, M. Tony Indrawan, Chandra Aji P., Satori, Imanuel Rivael S.
    • Olm AsiaAfiqamran, Ain, Ainii, Aliah, Aliya, Amar, Amer, Amirulhakim, Amin, Anis, Arif, Arisa, Ashraf, Ayie, Ayuna, Aziz, Azzimi, Bryan, Celine, Chengli, Danial, Desmond, Dini, Elizabeth, Esther, Ezzani, Fangkeat, Fei, Gloria, Hani ,Hanisah, Hannah, Harith, Hazim ,Hiew, Hongye, Husani, Idzham, Ikhwan, Imranerman, Jasmeen ,Jieyi, Joul, Kunyi, Laila, Lim, Matthew, Mirza, Nana, Nabila, Neo, Noratiqah, Nini, Nuramirah, Pan, Rachael, Rafidah, Raihah, Razeeq, Shadiqah, Shahida, Shasha, Syamsul, Syazani, Syazwan, Szu, Teoh, Vivian, Yan, Yingyee, Yusuf, Yusuframly, Zubair, Zulfaisal, Mao, Mukhlis, Yieng, Shogo Sakurazawa
  • Big Owl
  • Color Design – Emiko Okada
  • Color Coordination – Emiko Okada
  • Paint Inspection – Emiko Okada, Asami Eguchi
  • Paint – Emiko Okada
  • Stella Road – Asami Eguchi, Yuko Koshida, Yuki Kadomatsu, Keito Kikuchi, Yuika Nagai
  • Studio LHiroshi Moriwaki, Mika Kinoshita, Chiaki Numata, Misuzu Teduka, Momoka Saeki, Ryoko Fujisawa, Yukie Oonishi, Yuka Watanabe, Tomomi Kimura, Momono Sassaki, Nagisa Sunakawa, Masaaki Nishimoto, Suzaka Chiba, Miya Uchiyama, Kaho Nakano, Ryusei Konishi, Ayumi Yuo, Runa Iwanami, Yukie Imamura, Namiko Kamei, Toshiki Tenokuchi, Yurina Fujiwara, Naoto Seki, Keito Tachikawa, Yuto Kuwahara, Naoki Nakajima, Saki Ikehara, Gen Horiuchi, Satomi Fujii, Tatsuo Ueno, Yoshiyuki Ota, Fumiko Tanaka, Takako Numata, Michiko Kado, Yuki Shimizu, Yuusuke Watanabe, Ryoka Koga, Kazuki Kaiga, Ryouma Furutaki, Aya Matsubayashi, Daiki Hayashi, Kazumi Fujita, Naoki Mori
  • Asahi Production Shiroishi StudioErika Sada, Hiroka Kanno, Ayaka Okada, Serika Sato, Riko Hirayama
  • Studio UbudAhmad Faishol, Rosyid Ali, Khairul Arif Nugroho
  • Likeminds AnimationRiris Maynanda
  • Big Owl
  • Art Director – Taichi Shishido
  • Background Management – Yuhei Kikuchi (Colorido Background Crew), Momo Ito
  • Background Artists:
    • Colorido Background Crew – Taichi Shishido, Kunihiko Inaba, Shiori Siwa, Kanako Iwaki, Haruka Masuo, Yohei Kawamura, Mahiro Kubota, Anna Takahashi, Yuri Ishikawa
    • Yuna Murooka, Yuho Tomozawa, Mariko Obara, Kotomi Kuwabara, Kaisei Kobayashi, Mayu Higuchi, Boki Wong, Mao Izawa, Shunsuke Negishi, Onoo Fujii
  • VFX Director – Hikaru Fukuda
  • Compositing:
    • Eota Compositing UnitHikaru Fukuda
    • Hayato Kifune, Noa Murai, Yu Kobayashi
  • Pencil Test – Asura Film, Studio L
  • Peakys
  • CG Direction – Kenichi Shirai
  • CG Producer – Masayoshi Ozawa
  • Model Lead – Mitsuki Gibo
  • Animator – Tomoya Nakaza
  • Rigging – Yuichi Kinjo
  • Editor – Ryota Kinami
  • Production Manager – Kazuhiro Yoshifu
  • Sound Effects – Katsuhiro Nakano
  • Recording – Masateru Ootani
  • Recording Assistant – Daiki Takagi, Masashi Shimada, Emi Ando
  • Music Mixer, Music Editor – Masateru Ootani
  • Post Production Sound Consultant, Skywalker SoundMatthew Wood
  • Dialogue Recording Services by – Aoi Studio
  • Post Production Sound Services provided by – Imagica SDI Studio
  • Sound Production – Tohokushinsha Film Corp.
  • Sound Production Coordination – Masayuki Kato
  • Score Mixer – Syunsuke Tanaka
  • Creative Executives, Lucasfilm – Matt Martin, Kelsey Sharpe
  • Script Adaptation – Josh Rimes
  • English Language Productions – NYAV Post
  • Voice Director – Michael Sinterniklaas
  • Production Coordinator – Stephanie Sheh
  • NYAV Production – Clark Cheng, Chelsey Cohen
  • Theme Music Composed by – David W. Collins
  • Main Title Designed by – Herzog Design Company
  • Post Production – Imiagica Entertainment Media Services, Inc.
  • Online Editing – Kasumi Shibata
  • Color Grader – Masato Sekiguchi, Takefumi Saito
  • Digital Cinema Editor – Aya Shintani
  • Technical Coordinator – Kyosuke Sakai
  • Studio Coordinators – Akira Ogawa, Yawara Hata
  • Music Coordination – Sayaka Konno
  • Music Production Cooperation – Kohei Chida, Ako Miyagawa
  • "Galactic Dreamer"
  • Lyrics by – Masaya Sakuta
  • Written by – Yoshiaki Dewa
  • Performed by – Nonpe
  • System Management – Littlebit
    • Takashi Wakasa, Masayuki Shibata, Nao Omachi, Shiori Nozawa
  • Studio Management by – Hideo Uda, Hiromi Kudo, Mana Kikuchi
  • Vehicule Cooperation – Komatsu Tsusho Co., LTD
  • Production Coordinators – Carline Keller, Katrina Minett
  • Additional Production Coordination by – Irene Chung
  • Production Assistants – Garrison Allen, Ronjae Jones
  • Post Production Supervisor – Diane Caliva
  • Post Production Manager – Irene Chung
  • Associate Post Production Manager – Julie Kogura
  • Imaging Supervisor – Jeroen (J) Schulte
  • Online Mastering Operator – Michael Parkinson
  • Additional Translations by – Creative Sphere, Inc., Peter Mj Kim, Adrian Lozano
  • Lucasfilm Ltd.
  • President – Kathleen Kennedy
  • EVP/General Manager – Lynwen Brennan, CBE
  • VP, Finance – Lori Aultman
  • VP, Post Production – Pippa Anderson
  • VP, AV Creative – Anna Yeager
  • Deputy Chief Counsel – Rhonda Hjort
  • Production Counsel – Naureen Z. Hoque
  • Counsel – Alexic Donoghoe
  • Senior Manager, Legal Affairs – Christopher Holm
  • Clearances – Angela Lupinetti
  • Localization – Michael Kohn
  • SVP, Live Action Development & Production – Michelle Rejwan
  • EVP, Physical Production – Momita Sengupta
  • VP, Publicity & Communications – Lynne Hale
  • VP, Franchise Marketing – Megan Crumpacker
  • VP, Human Resources – Blaire Chaput
  • Supervisor, Int'l Marketing – Barbara Gamlen
  • Supervisor, Franchise Content & Strategy – Steve Blank
  • Supervisor, Film & Franchise Publicity – Chris Argyropoulos
  • Supervisor, Physical Production Technology – Lori Gianino
  • Supervisor, Physical & Post Production – Gary Thompson
  • Supervisor, Communications & Internal Events – Alison Fisker
  • Supervisor, HR Business Partner – Janetta Wood
  • Franchise Story Team – Pablo Hidalgo, Leland Chee, Emily Shkoukani, Shiree Cole, Kate Izquierdo
  • Studio Team – Shahana Alam, Kylie Clark, Erin Feller, Emily Foster, Kaari Gerber, John Hannon, Kristen Hidalgo, Laura Holliday, Jayson Kashiwabara, Nicole Lacoursiere, Gabrielle Levenson, Kristie Ling, Kerri Martin, Jason Schultz, Christian Streaty, Stacey Zimmerman
  • Rights and clearances by – Barbour & Company, Cassandra Barbour


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Notes and references[]

  1. SWYTlogo.png STAR WARS: VISIONS | SPECIAL LOOK | DISNEY+ on the official Star Wars YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. "Tatooine Rhapsody" takes place after the Clone Wars but features Wuher running Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas places the end of the Clone Wars to 19 BBY and Doctor Aphra Annual 3 features Shrem running Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, meaning that "Tatooine Rhapsody" takes place between these two. As Doctor Aphra Annual 3 takes place before the Battle of Hoth (which is placed in 3 ABY by Star Wars: Galactic Atlas), it must take place in 3 ABY at the latest, meaning that "Tatooine Rhapsody" takes place between these two years.
  3. スター・ウォーズ:ビジョンズ (Japanese) on disneyplus.disney.co.jp (archived from the original on July 14, 2021)
  4. StarWars.com Anime Expo Lite: 20 Things We Learned From the Star Wars: Visions Panel on StarWars.com (backup link)