Word has reached us from one of our Bothan spies that Detours, the animated series from by Lucasfilm Animation in collaboration with Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich could finally be getting a public release.
Let’s cut straight to the facts:
Back on August 8th of 2014 five trademarks were placed by Lucasfilm on the Star Wars Detours name covering the following product lines:
- Education and entertainment services
- Toys, games and playthings; gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing); hand-held units for playing electronic games for use with or without an external display screen or monitor; Christmas stockings; Christmas tree ornaments and decorations; snow globes
- Clothing, footwear and headwear
- Paper and paper articles; cardboard and cardboard articles; printed matter; publications; books; photographs; portraits; paintings; stationery; office and school supplies
- Apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; audio books; audio recordings; audio and visual recordings; video game software; computer programs and software; consumer electronics and accessories therefore; eyeglasses and sunglasses and accessories therefore; binoculars; decorative magnets; graduated rulers; microphones
Is this just a company playing safe and ensuring that trademarks are in place for potential future product releases, or is Star Wars Detours finally about to see a release after so much promise at Celebration VI in Orlando?
Detours was set for a huge push, and a lot of effort was put into viral marketing of the product at Celebration, including a panel which included a surprise appearance from George Lucas himself.
We even saw the following trailer as well as countless other sneak peaks.
And here come the rumours…
With Celebration Anaheim less that than 100 days away it looks like Detours will finally see an airing.
Our sources are telling us that thirty episodes of Detours will be included as part of a massive digital release of Star Wars content in May of this year.
A digital video platform for Star Wars has long been rumoured, and earlier this week we brought you the exclusive news of Hasbro’s line of Digital Release figures which finally seem to confirm the Digital release of the six Star Wars films to date. The stars are finally beginning to align it seems.
There is no indication that new episodes beyond the thirty nine already produced will be created, but where there is fan demand, who knows… a further 62 scripts were finished.
As always we await Lucasfilm confirmation of how, when, and if Detours will see the light of day…