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“Star Wars The Force Awakens” characters get animated for Disney XD

Disney will introduce an all-new animated short called “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue” next week. It’s a perfect addition to your day if you are going through a little Star Wars TFA withdraw. While the title may be extra long, the special event will only be a short.

The new animated event will feature the popular heroes and villains from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and will premiere MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD.

“Poe to the Rescue” is the first episode in “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,” a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order’s attack on Jakku and tell never-before-told stories including Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more.

The special is set to premiere immediately after Disney XD’s highly anticipated “Gravity Falls” finale, the short will follow Resistance pilot Poe Dameron as he comes to the aid of Admiral Ackbar who is being held captive by Captain Phasma. Kylo Ren, C-3PO and BB-8 will also appear.

So set a reminder in your phone and get your adorable little BB-8 droid ready to watch the new special. As for the other special events, airdates for the additional episodes will be released “at a later date” according to Disney XD and the ABC network.