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Disney+ celebrates May the 4th with new Star Wars content

The Bad Batch gets its series premiere, along with first of its kind Star Wars-themed short from The Simpsons.

Today, on May the 4th – otherwise known as Star Wars Day – will see Disney+ release a new original Star Wars series, a first of its kind themed short from The Simpsons and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.

Disney+ will debut Maggie Simpson in ‘The Force Awakens From Its Nap, a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the town of Springfield.

The new promotional short is the first of several from The Simpsons which Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles.

In addition, to celebrate the creativity and artistry of the Star Wars community, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have commissioned original artwork to take over the service for several days – a first for the platform.

A global group of artists and Star Wars fans have created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. The artwork will be featured on the service until 9 May and will also be available for purchase through Amazon.

Meanwhile, Star Wars: The Bad Batch also gets its debut today. The new series follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch – first introduced in The Clone Wars – as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War.

On top of this, fans will be able to take a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved locations like Hoth, Tatooine and Sorgan, while they can also get up close and personal with two of the films’ ships in an exploration of the interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and an Imperial Star Destroyer.

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