After the success of the video games and some dabbling with computer animated short films such as Revenge of the Brick, The Quest for R2-D2 and Bombad Bounty, the LEGO Star Wars sub-franchise has branched out into cartoons and animated specials, which in themselves have created their own continuity between series. Additionally, some aspects of the cartoons have made it into canon within the Expanded Universe, with The Freemaker Adventures in particular being officially described as "canon adjacent". While previously being treated as Infinities-level canon, the references to the cartoons in the new continuity after the Disney buyout has elevated the LEGO Star Wars cartoons to Loose Canon in relation.
The LEGO Star Wars cartoons consist of:
- LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011): A half-hour special set during Star Wars: The Clone Wars. A young orphan named Ian sneaks onto a Jedi younglings' field trip to the Senate building, but their chaperone Yoda senses a disturbance in the Force...
- LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012): A half-hour special set shortly after the events of A New Hope.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (2013-2014): An original series spanning the Prequel and Original Trilogies as our heroes seek to prevent the Sith from producing an army of Sith clones. Rebranded as LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles after the Disney buyout.
- LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales (2015): A five-part miniseries comedically retelling the Original Trilogy, Prequel Trilogy, and an episode of Star Wars: Rebels from the perspective of C-3PO, R2-D2, and Admiral Ackbar.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises (2016): A series of shorts set shortly before The Force Awakens, centered on the movie's main cast.
- LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2016-2017): A two-season show set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, nearing the beginning of the latter. The series focuses on the Freemaker siblings, a family that runs a ship repair shop and finds themselves thrown into the war when their youngest brother Rowan discovers his Force-sensitivity and the ancient Kyber Saber.
- LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars (2018): An anthology series focusing on various Star Wars characters throughout the Skywalker Saga, including the previous and next generation of the Freemakers.
- The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020): A holiday special set after The Rise of Skywalker, focusing on Rey and BB-8's time-traveling adventures throughout the Skywalker Saga after discovering a powerful Force artifact on Life Day's Eve.
- LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales (2021): A Halloween special set after The Rise of Skywalker, focusing on Poe and BB-8 traveling to the now-derelict Vader's Castle on Mustafar and being told terrifying tales by the Darth's former attendant Vanee.
- LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation (2022): A summer special set after The Rise of Skywalker, focusing on Finn as he and the other former members of the Resistance have a vacation aboard the Galactic Starcruiser Halcyon before going their separate ways.