Learn About Younglings From Around the Galaxy with STAR WARS GALACTIC PALS
Galactic Pals Plush Assortment from Mattel available now at Target
Animated shorts now available on StarWarsKids.com
April 12, 2022 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Today, Lucasfilm launched Star Wars™ Galactic Pals, a brand-new Star Wars Kids series of animated micro-shorts starring a host of adorable young creatures and aliens from across the galaxy. To add to the fun, Mattel™ released an assortment of plush featuring characters from Star Wars Galactic Pals, available now at Target.
Watch the trailer and first two episodes of the series here.
A spinoff of the Star Wars Galaxy of Creatures animated micro-short series that launched on Star Wars Kids in 2021, Star Wars Galactic Pals joins M1-RE (“Miree”), a member of the Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts, as she looks after and studies ornery Ortolans, fussy Hutts, scavenging Jawas, and more aboard the Youngling Care Space Station.
The Galactic Society of Creature Enthusiasts was founded during the exploration age of the High Republic by scientists interested in researching species found on the frontier worlds of the Republic. While some members like SF-R3 (“Aree”) travel the galaxy to catalog wild creatures, others like Miree study creatures and aliens living outside of their home planet’s habitat to identify common species behavior. By teaching the younglings in her care deep breathing techniques, how to express themselves through music, and the importance of maintaining bedtime routines, Miree helps each youngling realize their full potential.
“Galactic Pals aims to inspire curiosity in fans of all ages,” said Jason Stein, Creative Executive, Animation Development & Production. “Miree’s positivity and knowledge of youngling behavior invites fans to celebrate what makes each youngling unique.”
Available today, Mattel’s new assortment of plush featuring characters from Star Wars Galactic Pals lets fans bring home their own youngling. With super soft plush bodies, a vinyl head and adorable eyes, each plush also comes with a carrying satchel and a personality profile, letting fans step into the role of caretaker, discover each youngling’s personality, and embark on adventures together. Fans can collect four Galactic Pals-inspired plush younglings – Wookiee, Ewok, Jawa and Rodian – currently available at Target, with more plush planned for later in the year.
“The Star Wars Galactic Pals series and plush assortment has been a true collaboration from start to finish between Lucasfilm and Mattel,” said Paul Southern, Senior Vice President, Franchise & Licensing, Lucasfilm, Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing. “As fans meet the array of young creatures and aliens within the Star Wars galaxy through this new series, they will be able to take on the role of caretaker with their own youngling from the new plush line as they learn, grow, and adventure together.”
“We were very proud to bring our very best to the plush line inspired by Star Wars Galactic Pals,” said Ed Duncan, Senior Vice President, Action Figures, Games and Plush Design, & Inventor Relations at Mattel. “Everything from the adorably detailed character sculpts to their deep sparkling eyes is designed to bring these lovable Star Wars characters to life off screen and into fans’ homes.”
Star Wars Galactic Pals will have a 12-episode run, with two episodes releasing each Tuesday through April 26. Additional episodes will debut this fall. Visit StarWarsKids.com/Galactic-Pals for coloring sheets, activities, and more!
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