I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented creators behind one of the most powerful episodes of the animated anthology series Star Wars Visions Volume 2 . The episode, titled “The Pit” ais from the mind of writer/producer/director Leandre Thomas of Lucasfilm with animation provided by Arthel Isom, founder of of D’ART Shtajio. With an incredible voice cast featuring Daveed Diggs, Anika Noni Rose, and Jordyn Curet, their contribution to the acclaimed anthology series depicts a young man’s rebellion against Imperial oppression.
Leandre and Arthell shared fascinating insights into their creative collaboration, weaving meaningful real-world themes into this inventive animated Star Wars story. We discussed realizing their vision of Black characters in the Star Wars Universe and how the created a new Black character that uses the Force for the series.
Arthel Isom of D’ARt Shtajio and LeAndre Thomas of LucasFilm created “The Pit” for Star Wars Visions II
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