The Star Wars franchise and lore span decades and genres. From the action-adventure western format of The Mandalorian to the samurai-themed action genre of the upcoming show Ahsoka, Star Wars has expanded beyond anyone’s imagination.
Live action and animation have always existed side by side here. We therefore expect an overlap of scenes between the two mediums. But you will be shocked to know that it is not that common. In fact, so far only five such scenes have found their way into live-action, animated Star Wars content. Let us check them out:
1) Padmé’s funeral
Padme’s death is one of the major events in Star Wars lore, and no matter how many times we watch Revenge of the Sith, it never quite settles. A tragic event that ends with her funeral, Padme’s disappearance was a turning point in history. .
In the recently released animated show Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, Padme’s death was recreated frame-by-frame in Episode 6 titled “Resolve.” In the episode, we see Padme again in an open casket, wearing a blue dress and holding a japor gifted by Anakin.
Some fans have pointed out that Padme’s fake pregnant belly, created to trick Anakin into thinking his children weren’t born yet, is best seen in the animated series. However, we encourage viewers to draw their own conclusions about this.
2) Battle droids Anakin and Obi-Wan
In the opening cut of The Bad Batch, we can see two short moments from The Revenge of the Sith. One understands Obi Wan showing off his lightsaber skills to put away a guard, and the next has Anakin slashing two Battle Droids to save Palpatine.
Fans will know the scene takes place on Invisible Hand, a Separatist battleship after Obi-Wan, Anakin, R2-D2, and Chancellor Palpatine were imprisoned by General Grievous and his battle droids.
3) Grievous flees in an escape pod
The scene above isn’t the only recreation of the Star Wars movies in The Bad Batch. In the animated show’s opening montage, Grievous can be seen fleeing from the Jedi in an escape pod.
He knocks him out of Coruscant and launches all of the Invisible Hand’s escape pods with his own, seemingly pushing the Jedi on board to their deaths. But our heroes survive.
We also see him land on the outer rim of Utapau in The Bad Batch. However, there is one thing that is different. Fans will notice that Grievous is quite different in the show than in the movie.
4) Palpatine declares a new order
When Order 66 is given, the Bad Batch moves towards Kamino. There, they attend the assembly on the state of the Republic. Everyone is watching the live holographic speech given by Palpatine. There he talks about the Jedi trying to take his life.
He also states that the Republic will now be part of the Galactic Empire. Now the Bad Batch are immune to brainwashing, but they see something that shakes them. The group watches the Clone Troopers happy with their fascist regime after relentlessly fighting for democracy.
This whole scene is visually recreated in The Bad Batch.
5) Obi-Wan vs. Anakin on Mustafar
Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin’s duel over Mustafar in Revenge of the Sith is legendary. Most fans agree that he is iconic and has yet to be associated with any Star Wars media.
Lightsabers clash on the planet Mustafar as Anakin Skywalker, now a Sith Lord faces off against his former Jedi friend and mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi. This Revenge of the Sith moment is recreated in Clone Wars.
Can you remember any more scenes that were part of both live action and Star Wars animation? Let us know!