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Tales of The Empire is another series of enjoyable Star Wars shorts

On the occasion of Star Wars Day, Disney+ presents its latest offering,  “Star Wars: Tales of the Empire.” This series, helmed by the talented Dave Fioni, brings a fresh perspective and unique storytelling style to the Star Wars universe. The voice cast, featuring Diana Lee Inosanto, Meredith Salenger, Rya Kihlstedt, and more, adds depth to the characters. Get ready to immerse yourself in this new Star Wars adventure!

Fioni, the creator of the series, has adopted a similar “storytelling approach” to what he used in his previous work, “Tales of the Jedi.” This six-episode series takes the viewers on an enthralling journey into the fearsome Galactic Empire. The story revolves around two warriors on divergent paths, and the events occur during different eras of the Empire. The first of the two warriors, young Morgan Elsbeth, has lost everything and is struggling to survive in a world where the Empire is “continuously expanding. 

Driven “by the desire for revenge, she navigates her way through the Imperial world, making choices that ultimately define her destiny. The second warrior, Barriss Offee, is a former Jedi who has been forced to adapt to a rapidly changing galaxy. To survive, she must make decisions that go against her beliefs. The story is a gripping tale of two warriors and their struggles in a galaxy ruled by the Empire.

Out of respect for the Star Wars fandom, I want my review brief to be as spoiler-free as possible. The action and plot set piqued my attention in the first episode. I’ve been a fan of the animation style used since The Clone Wars, and it’s refreshing to see how far it’s come over the years.

The episodes all run under twenty minutes, so they can be viewed in one sitting, which I’m sure parents will appreciate. While I’m not a die-hard fan, I did enjoy the shorts and look forward to the next Disney+ series.

Final Grade: B

Get ready, Star Wars fans! This Saturday, May 4th, on Star Wars Day, the highly anticipated ‘Star Wars: Tales of the Empire’ will be available for streaming on Disney+. Mark your calendars and don’t miss this thrilling new addition to the Star Wars universe!

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