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Star Wars Heir to the Empire Fanfilm

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire Fanfilm

Posted by Steve on May 23, 2019 at 05:47 PM CST

Released in 1991, Star Wars: Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn was the first of three books introducing the galaxy to Grand Admiral Thrawn, the Chiss military genius. Zahn's trilogy was credited with revitalizing the franchise and creating a Star Wars renaissance at the time. Bottom line is, most every Star Wars fan owns these books and they are considered required reading.

While the books are now considered part of the Legends continuity, as in not officially canon, Thrawn remains popular as ever thanks to the more recent canon novels and the Star Wars Rebels animated series.

Well, Damien Valentine (Chronicles of Humanity) has adapted the first chapter from that historic novel into a fun animated short!

Check it out below!

The Rebel Alliance has destroyed the Death Star, defeated Darth Vader and the Emperor, and driven the remnants of the old Imperial Starfleet to a distant corner of the galaxy.

Princess Leia and Han Solo are married and expecting Jedi twins. And Luke Skywalker has become the first in a long-awaited line of Jedi Knights.

But thousands of light-years away, the last of the Emperor's warlords has taken command of the shattered Imperial fleet, readied it for war, and pointed it at the fragile heart of the New Republic....


Directed and Animated by Damien Valentine

Based on Star Wars: Heir to the Empire By Timothy Zahn

Adapted by Damien Valentine


Robert S Benjamin as Grand Admiral Thrawn

Damien Valentine as Captain Pellaeon

Damien Valentine as Ruhk

Damien Valentine as Lt Tschel

Music by Kevin Kiner and John Williams

3D Models

Assault Frigate - Elratie and Evillejedi
Imperial Star Destroyer - Daniel
TIE Bomber - Antonio Schiavelli
TIE Fighter - Starpack
TIE Fighter (low poly) - metalmorag
X-Wing - Starpack

For more information, head on over to!

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