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The new animated series from Disney and Lucasfilm titled Forces of Destiny has released their third episode. This episode introduces us to Leia Organa and takes place during Return of the Jedi. It serves as a deleted scene of sorts because it shows her interacting with the Ewoks during the conflict with the Storm Troopers.

It is always nice to get to see Ewoks kicking more butt. They may be adorable teddy bear-looking creatures, but they have enough strength and skill to best Storm Troopers. To be fair, though, I could probably best a Storm Trooper and I really suck at physical combat.

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 third Forces of Destiny episode? Did you get teary eyed seeing Leia? Cause I did. 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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