Lucasfilm and Studio Ghibli’s shock collaboration is now much more shocking as a result of it’s accessible to stream Saturday, Nov. 12, on Disney Plus. Directed by Katsuya Kondo, and with music by Ludwig Göransson, the brand new animated quick Star Wars Zen: Grogu and Mud Bunnies focuses on the breakout star of Lucasfilm’s The Mandalorian, the cute quinquagenarian youngling Grogu — extra generally generally known as Child Yoda.
Grogu and Mud Bunnies is described as “a hand-drawn animated Authentic quick by Studio Ghibli,” so don’t count on a sweeping Star Wars epic on par with Studio Ghibli animated options like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies. However the animation studio’s flirtation with a galaxy far, far-off continues to be a pleasing shock, not only for its practically out-of-nowhere drop on Disney Plus, however for its excellent match of expertise and topic. Grogu is cute (and a outstanding food-enjoyer), and the parents Ghibli are consultants in cute, kid-friendly fare.
Plus, it’ll give followers of My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away’s soot sprites (aka Susuwatari) an opportunity to see how the titular mud bunnies fare in opposition to a Pressure consumer (and unquenchable snacker) like Grogu.
Studio Ghibli began teasing its team-up with Lucasfilm earlier this week, sending followers of each studios’ work right into a tizzy with little or no data to go on. However they didn’t preserve Star Wars followers ready lengthy for the payoff — no holding on till spring 2023 for the second season of Star Wars: Visions in spite of everything.
Grogu and his dad Din Djarin will reunite for a 3rd season of The Mandalorian in 2023.