May 4th is known as Star Wars Day, because geeks like me tend to have too much fun going around and saying “May the 4th be with you” (“4th” instead of “force”). This has grown to global proportions. For the past several years Walt Disney World has celebrated with banners at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, plus T-shirts and other merchandise. That’s not going to happen this year, but Disney and Lucasfilm are still going to help us to celebrate; on Disney+.
There will be two Disney+ additions on Star Wars Day. Monday, May 4 will be the date that the final episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts on the streaming service. Fans of the series never thought that they would have another season, and I know many people who are excited to see what happens.
The second addition has to do with The Mandalorian. No, we aren’t getting new episodes of Baby Yoda and Dad, at least not yet. What we will be getting is an eight episode documentary series called Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. Disney+ does documentaries very well, so this should be interesting. Executive producer Jon Favreau will take us behind the scenes of the hit show. The first episode will be released on May 4, and then new episodes will be released on Fridays.
While I’m bummed that I won’t be heading to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for Star Wars Day this year, I am excited that there will be new Star Wars related material to watch. I hope we get to see plenty of Baby Yoda…I mean The Child. May the 4th be with you all!