Star Wars Forces of Destiny Premieres on July 3

Here at FANgirl we’ve been excited about Forces of Destiny since its announcement at Star Wars Celebration Orlando back in April. Today we learned that the animated shorts premiere on Monday, July 3, on Disney’s YouTube channel, with one short releasing each day at 1:oo p.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. PDT) until they air on Disney Channel the following Sunday as interstitials. Watch the new sneak peek below.

Before Forces of Destiny begins, don’t miss yesterday’s new episode of Fangirls Going Rogue for their interview with Carrie Beck, Lucasfilm’s VP of Animation Development, who was instrumental in creating the series.

From Lucasfilm:

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny,” an original series of animated shorts which explore the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and others, will make its debut beginning on July 3rd on

A new short will premiere online each day at 10am PST, culminating with their broadcast debut on Disney Channel, Sunday, July 9th.

“Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will also be supported by global product extensions such as books, apparel, bedding, as well as Hasbro adventure figures & role play items available beginning August 1st.

Update: The first short, “Sands of Jakku,” is now available on Disney’s YouTube channel.



Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to