Since the original's release in 1977, Star Wars has spawned a further eight feature films (with lots more on the way), as well as countless video games, books, comics, and toys. And the series shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
However, some of the most interesting pieces of Star Wars media have been the various animated series that have aired on television over the years. In fact, up until this point, every single Star Wars TV show has been an animated one (though that's about to change).
These six shows have attempted to build upon the already iconic Star Wars universe with varying degrees of success. Some are simply meant to provide lighthearted Star Wars-themed entertainment to young kids, whereas others pride themselves on intense action and complex storytelling.
The very best of these animated series, however, are the ones that manage to capture the best of both worlds, finding that perfect balance that will allow their show to appeal to all Star Wars fans, whether they're kids or adults.
With that in mind, here's how the animated adventures from the galaxy far, far away stack up against one another.
6. Star Wars Forces Of Destiny
Star Wars Forces of Destiny is undoubtedly an important, albeit small, aspect of the direction Disney is currently taking the franchise.
In recent years, conscious efforts have been made to increase the amount of female representation in the franchise, so building a show around some of Star Wars' best female protagonists from all eras of the timeline is a great way to help win over the next generation of fans.
Just because Forces of Destiny is a decent children's show with a positive goal, however, doesn't mean it stands up to some of the other Star Wars animated series out there.
The animation is very simplistic and the anthology format doesn't exactly lend itself to long-term storytelling, especially considering that each episode is only about two minutes long.
This is a great series to show your kids if you're trying to get them interested in Star Wars, but only the youngest of kids will really get anything out of it. (It is worth mentioning that the comic books the show has spawned do deliver a bit more depth.)