Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is now available to watch on the Disney Plus streaming service and fans are loving what they are watching with the animated series.
The show is described by Lucasfilm as a new six-part animated anthology of shorts helmed by supervising director Dave Filoni, with the series devoting three episodes each to fan-favorite characters Ahsoka Tano and Count Dooku, revealing key moments in their lives and journeys.
The stories range from the birth of Ahsoka and an early experience with her mother, Pav-ti (played by Janina Gavankar, who brought Iden Versio to life in Battlefront II), to a mission featuring Dooku — still a Jedi — and his Padawan, Qui-Gon Jinn (voiced by Liam Neeson himself).
Bryce Dallas Howard, who has directed episodes of The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett, also revealed on social media that she voices Yaddle, a female member of the same mysterious species as the revered Jedi Master Yoda who first appeared in The Phantom Menace.
Yaddle sat on the Jedi Council with Yoda, but by the time of the Clone Wars, she was no longer on the Council.
Meet Yaddle in #TalesOfTheJedi — voiced by me *squeal* — streaming this Wednesday, October 26 only on @DisneyPlus. Thank you @dave_filoni for making this dream come true 💫 #StarWars @TheCloneWars pic.twitter.com/oYERidKuhV— Bryce Dallas Howard (@BryceDHoward) October 25, 2022
Tales of the Jedi Rotten Tomatoes reactions
Regarding what the fans have to say, they are absolutely loving it.
The Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score is at 92% and the Critics Score currently stands at 100%; IMDb users give it an 8.8.
Here are some of the reactions:
– I would describe Tales of The Jedi as beautiful and poetic. The animation was next-level fantastic and absolutely breathtaking; every shot was pristine and perfect. The storylines were amazing. The first episode was lighter than the rest, but it encapsulated the mysticism of the force in a similar, but slightly sadder way than in Rebels. The next 5 episodes were darker, not just in terms of story, but the background music, the setting, the facial expressions. It was a sobering experience of awe and sorrow. The sorrow was weird, it felt like an itch I couldn’t scratch in the back of my brain, but I was left deeply satisfied. I’m about to watch for a 2nd time because I cannot fathom wasting my time on anything else.
– This series is absolutely amazing. It’s concise and gets the point across really well: seeing a character development in Dooku & Asokha across years of the Republic, and Post Order-66. It ties in with the Clone Wars and connects pieces of the puzzle efficiently, whilst also bringing a fresh viewpoint to Star Wars in a completely unique way. If you don’t know much about Star Wars, this isn’t for you, but the stories are amazing regardless (the more you know about the Clone Wars/Prequel era – the better).
– Disney better start sticking with Feloni and get rid of that lizard person Kathleen Kennedy. She has ruined star wars. This series was very emotional and brought back all the feels. Knowing Dooku background story was amazing!! GET RID OF KK AND KEEP FELONI. Thank you.
– So f-cking good, i love it.
– The best Star Wars thing I watched for a while.
– Speechless. As much as I like to see Star Wars evolve, Tales of The Jedi is the embodiment of the Star Wars universe. Thank you for this journey.
– Really well thought out stories. Drama, emotion, stakes that deserve the Star Wars name. Dave Filoni continues to show how good of a writer he is. Will be interesting to see how that translates into live action in his Ashoka series.
– Best Star Wars in years.
– The best Star Wars since TCW S7. Washes away the mediocre, bland nonsense from the sequels and Kenobi, and the forgettable Andor.