Mon Julpa: The New KingMon Julpa: The New King (1985) - Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C3P0 Cartoon Episode Guide by Dave Koch
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- Nelvana Limited
- Animated Characters: C-3PO, Jann Tosh, Uncle Gundy, Yorpa, Vinga, Jyn Obah, Jessica Meade, Sollag.
- First Aired in 1985.
- Running Time: 30 minutes.
Cartoon Production Information:
As the title suggests, Droids starred the metallic duo of the films, prim C-3P0 and sassy R2-D2. Most episodes saw the pair getting stuck in an awful "life" threatening situation, upon which Threepio would admonish Artoo (since it was always, "all [his] fault"), and eventually the droids would find a way to save themselves and move on to their next adventure.
Some might wonder why the entire Star Wars cast wasn't brought to the small screen in animated form, and if you are one of those people, here's your one-word answer: "overexposure." Star Wars creator George Lucas was smart enough to hold back on telling the audience too much about the other characters, enabling him more freedom in future movies. Besides, most kids got enough of Luke, Han, and Darth Vader when playing with their wildly popular action figures.
Unfortunately, Droids lacked the staying power of Lucas' film creations. The show lasted only one original season- the second season was all reruns- forcing the mechanical marvels into retirement until the next Star Wars film installment thirteen years later.
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