Star Wars Film & TV Chronology

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Whoa! This week we were hit by a tidal wave of new Star Wars media and announcements. The avalanche began with the 45 second (and $7.5 million) Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser. This was followed up the next day with a longer teaser trailer on Good Morning America.

These teasers were as accompanied by a set of four character posters.

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Now as awesome as Solo is gearing up to be, the week didn’t end there. On Tuesday, The Star Wars Show dropped a special episode announcing that Game of Thrones producers /writers David Benioff & DB Weiss will be making a new series of Star Wars films.

As many online began to digest these new movies, the phrase new trilogy was being used until Star Wars Story Group member Pablo Hidalgo shot down the use of the word ‘trilogy’ on his Twitter.

And yet the fun didn’t end there. Bob Iger on a Disney earnings call, let investors know that there will be “few” new Star Wars series coming to Disney’s new streaming platform set to launch late next year. Whether or not this includes the live-action series announced last year, is still unknown.

Reaction to all this news felt a bit overwhelming and “fan fatigue’ started to make its round on the interwebs. While this does feel like a lot, upon closer reflection, this is pretty normal for the Star Wars franchise. Now when most older fans think of Star Wars they remember times when movies had a three gap between their releases. And now with a pace of one movie every year, many fans feel it is too much too fast.

While the pace is much faster than previous eras of Star Wars, it is light years behind what Disney is doing with their Marvel Studios franchises. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has released 17 movies in the past 10 years (as well as three more later this year) in addition to nine television series (with more on the way) and yet fan fatigue is nowhere to be seen. It is clear this model is both successful and one that Disney is trying to replicate with the Star Wars brand.

Now whether you believe the amount of upcoming content is too overwhelming or not yet enough to fill your fandom, we’ll have you look at what has already come before. Because when you look at the content that has been officially approved and/or produced by Lucasfilm, whether you have noticed it all or not, you realize there has been a massive amount of media released in the last 10 years. The content increase began when Uncle George was still in charge and Kathleen Kennedy has simply kept the pace The Maker handed-off to her and Lucasfilm.

Star Wars Film & Television Chronology

1970’s


1977 -
Star Wars

1977 – The Making of Star Wars – Television Special

1978 – The 50th Annual Academy Awards – Television Special

1978 – The Star Wars Holiday Special – Television Special

1979 – Jim’ll Fix It “unknown” (Season unknown) – Television Episode

1980’s


1980 – The Muppet Show “The Stars of Star Wars” (Season 4)  -
Television Episode

1980 – Sesame Street “1364” (Season 11) – Television Episode

1980 – Sesame Street “1396” (Season 11) - Television Episode

1980 – Blue Peter “unknown” (Season unknown) – Television Episode

1980 – The Empire Strikes Back

1980 – SP FX: Special Effects – The Empire Strikes Back – Television Special

1981 – Swap Shop “unknown” (Season unknown) – Television Episode

1982 – Return of the Ewok – Short Film

1983 – Return of the Jedi

1983 – Classic Creatures – Return of the Jedi - Television Special

1983 – From ‘Star Wars’ to ‘Jedi’: The Making of a Saga - Television Special

1984 – Donald Duck’s 50th Birthday – Television Special

1984 – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure – Television Film

1985 – Star Wars: Droids (Season 1) -Television Series

1985 – Ewoks (Season 1) – Television Series

1985 – Ewoks: The Battle for Endor - Television Film

1986 – The Great Heap – Television Film

1986 – Ewoks (Season 2) – Television Series

1990’s


1990 – Disneyland’s 35th Anniversary Celebration -
Television Special

1997 – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Special Edition

1997 - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition

1997 – Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Special Edition

1997 – 1997 MTV Movie Awards - Television Special

1999 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

2000’s


2001 – R2-D2: Beneath the Dome -
Television Special

2001 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (DVD version) - Direct-to-Video Film

2002 – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

2002 – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (IMAX version)

2003 – Star Wars: Clone Wars (Season 1) - Television Series

2004 – Star Wars: Clone Wars (Season 2) - Television Series

2004 – Empire of Dreams: The Story of the ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy – Direct-to-Video Special

2005 – Star Wars: Clone Wars (Season 3) - Television Series

2005 – Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick – Television Special

2005 – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

2007 – Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed – Television Special

2007 – Robot Chicken: Star Wars - Television Special

2007 – Family Guy “Blue Harvest” (Season 6) - Television Episode

2007 – Star Wars Tech – Television Special

2008 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars

2008-2009 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 1) - Television Series

2008 – Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II - Television Special

2009 – Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian

2009 – Lego Star Wars: The Quest for R2-D2 – Television Special

2009-2010 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 2) - Television Series

2010’s


2010 – Family Guy “Something, Something, Something, Dark Side” (Season 8) -
TV  Episode

2010-2011 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 3) - Television Series

2010 – Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III – Television Special

2010 – Lego Star Wars: Bombad Bounty – Television Special

2011 – Family Guy “It’s A Trap” – Direct-to-Video Special

2011 – Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace – Television Special

2011-2012 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 4) - Television Series

2012 – Star Wars Detours – Unaired Television Series

2012-2013 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 5) - Television Series

2012 – A.N.T. Farm “ScavANTger Hunt” (Season 2) – Television Episode

2012 – Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out – Television Special

2012 – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D

2013 – Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (Season 1) – Television Series

2014 – The Lego Movie

2014 – Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (Season 2) – Television Series

2014 – Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones 3D – Celebration Europe Film

2014 – Phineas and Ferb “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars” (Season 4) – Television Episode

2014 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Season 6) - Television Series

2014-2015 – Star Wars: The Clone Wars Legacy (Season 7) – Digital Series

2014-2015 – Star Wars Rebels (Season 1) – Television Series

2015 – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 3D – Celebration Anaheim Film

2015 – Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (Season 1) – Television Series

2015-2016 – Star Wars Rebels (Season 2) – Television Series

2015 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015 – Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel – Television Special

2016 – The Star Wars Show (Season 1) – Digital Series

2016 – The 88th Annual Academy Awards – Television Special

2016 – Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – (Season 1) – Television Series

2016 – Lego Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures (Season 1) – Television Series

2016-2017 – Star Wars Rebels (Season 3) – Television Series

2016 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

2017 – The Star Wars Show (Season 2) – Digital Series

2017 – Lego Star Wars: The Freemakers Adventures (Season 2) – Television Series

2017-2018 – Star Wars Rebels (Season 4) – Television Series

2017 – Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (Season 1) – Digital Series

2017 – Speechless “S-T–STaR W–WARS W–WARS” (Season 2) – Television Episode

2017 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2018 – The Star Wars Show (Season 3) – Digital Series

2018 – Solo: A Star Wars Story - upcoming

2019 – Star Wars: Episode IX - upcoming

TBA


Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (Season 2)

Live-Action Series

Rian Johnson Film Trilogy

Benioff/Weiss Film Series

Disney Streaming Series

Have you seen everything listed above? Is there something you have never heard of before? Is there some official appearance or special we have missed? Let us know either by email or on our social pages. And may the Films be with you!