|Star Wars, Forces of Destiny|
Episode 1, Sands of Jakku.
At the time of writing four episodes were available on the Disney Youtube channel and they're okay. The stories are fairly simple and likely targeted at a younger audience in the 7-12 range. The animation style is fairly typical of modern, Saturday morning cartoons, with the characters being fairly faithful cartoon versions of their live action counterparts.
The reason I'm making a cross face is because the first two episodes feature Rey protecting BB-8 from various nasties on Jakku. Specifically with BB-8 and Rey being chased through the desert before she finally puts a plan into action.
You may wonder why I'm making a cross face about that? Well, over a year ago, I planned to make a Star Wars parody animation based around that very premise... different characters in pursuit of BB-8, on Jakku, with Rey stepping in to stop them.
|My Rey character design originally conceived |
for my Star Wars Parody, animated short
over a year ago.
I'm not going into too much more detail on my animated short because I still plan to make it but now Disney has released these two episodes, with a very similar concept, it's inevitable that someone is going to think I saw these before coming up with my idea.
|Storyboard panel from my planned animated short.|