Star Wars: Yoda and Count Dooku's Duel Gets Animated Reimagining

The latest animated short from Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures has put an even more electrifying spin on the iconic battle from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones between Count Dooku and his former master, Yoda.

Premiering on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, the clip shows Dooku and Yoda cutting loose at the climax of the film, after the Sith had already dispatched Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. However, Dooku throws a lot more Force lightning at the Jedi Master this time around. In general, the sequence's lighting and the camera angles are all sharper, improving the scene's aesthetic.

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These shorts were conceived by Lucasfilm as an all-ages friendly way to retell classic moments from across the Star Wars franchise while also introducing the series' fan-favorite characters using the dialogue, soundtrack and sound from the source material.

The first short featured Luke Skywalker learning of his Jedi destiny from Obi-Wan in 1977's A New Hope, with subsequent chapters detailing scenes such as Luke's escape from the Wampa on Hoth as shown in 1980's The Empire Strikes Back and Darth Vader's famous Rogue One scene. This series is part of a planned wave of original Star Wars content from Lucasfilm in anticipation of the release of Star Wars: Episode IX later this year.

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Matt Smith, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on Dec. 20.

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