May the 4th Be With You (#TPMAY4). Calling all young Padawans, Wookiees and Storm Troopers! Today is the day we celebrate the magic that was Luke and Leia Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn, Han Solo, R2D2 and the witty C-3PO. It is International Star Wars Day and The Family Channel is inviting all loyal fans to watch the premiere of LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles to celebrate this exciting event. The episode is the first installment of a four-part miniseries that features Grand Jedi Master Yoda and his various conquests as he takes on the greatest villains of the cosmos. It’s going to be action-packed and it’s going leave you and your tots itching for the next episode.
The Star Wars saga is a fond memory from many of our childhoods. If your kids are new to the legendary lands of Tatooine, the ominous Death Star spacecraft and the questionable ruler of the Galactic Republic, this is a perfect time to introduce it to them. The New Yoda Chronicles will show them all the ways the Jedis use the Force to defend good and triumph over evil. Master Yoda is the most skillful Jedi of them all, he is.
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But the celebration doesn’t stop there. Kids are in for a real treat because The Family Channel has a day of excitement planned for miniature viewers. For kids who wake up bright and early to catch their favourite morning cartoons, have them tune in at 10:50 a.m. ET/PT to catch A.N.T Farm where the crew will be visiting George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch! Honestly, even I might wake up early to catch this. After they’ve watched the LEGO premiere, keep the snacks flowing because at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT the Award-winning animation film, WALL-E will be showing to keep the sci-fi momentum going. Who doesn’t love a good dose of space-flick every now and then?
Just in case your futuristic space travelers miss the first episode of the LEGO: Yoda Chronicles series today, they can catch it on May 11 at 8p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, or on Family OnDemand where it will be available starting May 23rd.
Now for the really fun stuff: We want to see your little tykes in all their Star Wars-costume glory. Tag us on Twitter or on Instagram using the hashtag #TPMAY4 so that we can check out your out-of-this-world ensembles! Dress up the family dog in a Yoda mask, or convince Dad to walk around all day in a Chewbacca costume—we want to see it all. Stay tuned on our social media platforms because we just might post a few pictures of us editors celebrating the day, too!