Disney Plus Releases Grogu And Studio Ghibli Crossover

Disney Plus releases its crossover special of Star Wars Grogu and Studio Ghibli in celebration of The Mandalorian’s third anniversary. Officially, the short feature is entitled Star Wars Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies. The announcement comes from their twitter page and it’s now streaming on Disney Plus.

Cbr also cites Studio Ghibli teasing the collaboration with Lucasfilm after Disney Plus IT (Italy) shared then deleted a list of upcoming features. Initially, the Disney Plus IT posted a list of upcoming releases which included the short Star Wars Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies. Despite the immediate deletion, Star Wars fans were able to get a screenshot of the post. Thus, it proceeded to fuel fan curiosity.

Disney Plus Releases Grogu And Studio Ghibli Crossover

On November 11, Studio Ghibli’s official account on twitter posted a photo. Specifically, a blurred image of in the backround of the well-loved Child with the inscription:

This is the way.

Prior to the announcement of Star Wars Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies, fans hoped the hinted collaboration meant Star Wars: Visions. Star Was: Visions is an animated anthology series featuring seven Japanese animation studios. Namely, these animated studios are Kamikaze Douga, Studio Colorido, Geno Studio, Trigger, Kinema Citrus, Production I.G, and Science SARU. Without a doubt, critics and fans received the series very well. With a critics’ score of 96% on the Tomatometer, it had a consensus that states:

Gorgeously animated and wildly creative, Visions is an eclectic, but wholly enjoyable collection of Star Wars stories that breathe new life into the galaxy.

Disney Plus Releases Grogu And Studio Ghibli Crossover

Disney Plus Releases Grogu And Studio Ghibli Crossover

Image: Disney Plus

It’s highly possible that Star Wars Zen: Grogu and Dust Bunnies will not be the last collaborative project between Studio Ghibli and Lucasfilm. Also, we are not putting Star Wars: Visions off the table. Other than a unique and separate series or special feature, Star Wars: Visions could very well be on its road to a follow up series. The concept and delivery of the animated series have its own charm. Something that artists can only relay through 2D animation. In turn, Ghibli has its unique charm and it brings generations together easily into the Star Wars lore.

Studio Ghibli’s Katsuya Kondo directs the hand-drawn, animated short. While, The Mandalorian’s composer Ludwig Göransson partners Kondo’s work with his music.

Have you seen the short yet? It’s streaming now on Disney Plus.


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