Tales of the Jedi is a series of short animated episodes, not as long as The Clone Wars or the Bad Batch but still very good and very informative while also being at the same time very entertaining. The show is from the same team of animators that brought the other shows I’ve mentioned to life. This series seems to have a little more gravitas to each episode. Which in principle is better overall.
Dave Filoni and his team of animators and writers have crafted a series of mini-episodes that seem to have filled in some of the gaps in the story of the Jedi during the time of the Clone Wars and just before. It helps viewers see some of the motivations of characters we’ve already met such as Count Dooku, Ahsoka Tano, Qui Gon Jinn, Rex, and others. It’s an eye-opening show that’s for sure.
Episode 1 Life and Death, Episode 5 Practice Makes Perfect, and Episode 6 Resolve all focus on Ahsoka Tano. These episodes show a different side of Ahsoka fans haven’t seen in animated television shows like The Clone Wars or Rebels. These episodes show a more somber Ahsoka, a more harder-edged Jedi. One of which we see in The Mandalorian season 2. I like what I’ve seen so far of this character I wasn’t a fan of before this later interaction.
Episodes 2 Justice, 3 Choices, and 4 The Sith Lord all focus on Count Dooku. Before he was a Sith Lord, what made him go to the dark side and the thing that he did that wouldn’t allow him to come back? He drew his line in the sand and he had to live with this decision. I enjoyed these episodes because I wasn’t that familiar with this character before this show. It helped me understand his choices. And why one particular Jedi sought him out on Kaushik in Star Wars Episode 2 Attack of the Clones.
The series features some pretty famous voices as characters in the show from returning vice actors like Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano to Corey Burton as Count Dooku and Liam Nissan as Qui Gon Jinn, Bryce Dallas Howard as Yaddle, Yoda’s wife, Clancy Brown as an Inquisitor and Phil Lamarr as Bail Organa. The list of accomplished voice actors goes on and on though. This series is very well served by this outstanding cast.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is a terrific addition to the Clone Wars or Rebels but not only that it adds some depth and gravitas to characters we as fans have rarely gotten to know up until this point. Filoni and crew have blessed fans with a wonderful series of short animated episodes that help fans understand these characters more. This world of Star Wars is better off with this show in it. I sure am happy we got it. As a huge Star Wars fan. I can’t wait for season 2 or 3 or even more seasons to come.
4 ½ stars
Dan Skip Allen
This Show is on Disney + All Six Episodes Reviewed