WARNING: The next accommodates spoilers for Star Wars: Visions Episode 2, “Tatooine Rhapsody,” streaming now on Disney+.
Ever for the reason that 2019 premiere of The Mandalorian, Grogu’s cuteness has reigned supreme within the Star Wars franchise. Whereas Star Wars: Visions doesn’t fairly usurp Child Yoda from his lovely throne, there are a lot of characters within the anime shorts who’re lovely in their very own proper. Among the many cutest of all of them is an virtually chibi model of Boba Fett, whose simplified design and proportions make him the cutest incarnation of the bounty hunter thus far.
At first of “Tatooine Rhapsody,” the second episode of Star Wars: Visions, Boba Fett is the primary antagonist. The brief focuses on Star Waver, a band consisting of unlikely pals, from Jay, the escaped former Padawan, to Geezer, a younger Hutt who simply desires to rock. Boba Fett pursues, after which captures, the band as a result of Gee is needed for execution by Jabba the Hutt. After the bounty hunter threatens to kill the remainder of the group, Gee willingly returns with Boba to avoid wasting his pals.
Nevertheless, Star Waver shouldn’t be defeated so simply. The band travels to Tatooine and convinces Jabba to permit them to carry out one tune earlier than Gee’s execution. By way of the ability of music and friendship, Star Waver is such successful with the gang that Jabba agrees to turn into their sponsor. Gee is spared, and even Boba Fett bobs together with the beat at finish.
The artwork all through “Tatooine Rhapsody,” produced by Studio Colorido, is lovely, and the entire characters are fairly cute. Nevertheless, Boba Fett is probably the cutest of all of them. Whereas the entire characters have heads which are bigger in proportion to their our bodies, Boba’s helmet makes his appear even larger. Thus, even when Boba is a ruthlessly succesful bounty hunter, his risk is lessened exactly as a result of he’s a cuter model of the enduring bounty hunter, which inserts with the tone of the brief.
As a result of Boba Fett was already working as a bounty hunter and based Krayt’s Claw earlier than the rise of the Empire, the occasions of “Tatooine Rhapsody” may happen any time after he started his profession. Boba Fett’s look in “Tatooine Rhapsody” appears to be a simplified model of his look in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Again. There’s even a line highlighted by a lightweight reflection that could possibly be Boba Fett’s signature dent from his appearances within the saga as an grownup. Nevertheless, even when the dent is there, Boba Fett nonetheless won’t be a lot older than his look in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Whereas the origin of the dent shouldn’t be canonically identified, the probably concept is that it was brought on by a blaster bolt throughout a duel with Cad Bane, as seen in an unused sizzle reel for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. As a result of Cad Bane appears to have the accidents from that struggle in his look on Star Wars: The Unhealthy Batch, which means Boba Fett was in all probability sporting the dented helmet by the time the Republic fell.
Though “Tatooine Rhapsody,” like the opposite Visions shorts, takes place outdoors of Star Wars continuity, it suggests the chance that “Baby Fett” is a youthful model of Boba Fett. At first of the brief, Jay remains to be in his Padawan robes working from Order 66, and though the band has been enjoying some time, the brief nonetheless may happen inside a number of years of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Thus, Boba Fett’s extra lovely look may also point out he nonetheless is a youngster or a younger grownup.
“Tatooine Rhapsody” is uplifting, specializing in the ability of friendship and music to beat the percentages. Though “Baby” Fett is the antagonist at first, he joins within the occasion on the finish. General, whereas Child Fett shouldn’t be fairly as cute as Grogu, he and the whole “Tatooine Rhapsody” brief nonetheless are lovely additions to the Star Wars universe.