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Over the weekend Disney and Lucasfilm released a couple of new episodes of Forces of Destiny on their Youtube channel. The second of the three that were uploaded focuses on Jyn Erso, the doomed former criminal who audiences got a chance to meet in last year’s Star Wars: Rogue One film.  And, as we discovered in this particular episode, she has a soft spot for kids with adorable alien cat buddies.

In this episode we see Jyn coming to the aid of a girl being bullied by Storm Troopers over an alien cat. Apparently alien cats are disliked by the Empire. Who knew? Jyn distracts the Storm Troopers away from the girl, but the cat runs off because it’s a cat and does what it wants. After some well timed maneuvers combined with general Storm Trooper clumsiness, Jyn is able to get the cat back to the girl.

Each animated short will be about 2-3 minutes long and will feature Rey (Daisy Ridley), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o).

The series will stay true to the canon already established by Lucasfilm. Their  main focus is showing us how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destiny of these familiar characters. All of the characters featured in the series are all unique and special and this series seeks to represent and convey those qualities.

This animated mini-series will be released on Disney Youtube.  These shorts will serve to set up the basis for a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel this Fall season.

What do you think of the new Forces of Destiny episode? Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she's not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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