1 user 1 critic

The Pirates and the Prince (1997)

Artoo, Threepio and a broken down android are traded into the hands of young miner Jann Tosh. The android turns out to be an alien with amnesia and a price on his head. It is in fact Mon ... See full summary »


Ken Stephenson


Peter Sauder, George Lucas (characters)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO (voice) (archive sound)
Jan Austin Jan Austin ... (voice) (archive sound)
Graeme Campbell Graeme Campbell ... Lord Toda (voice) (archive sound)
Rob Cowan Rob Cowan ... (voice) (archive sound)
Don Francks ... Jan Tosh / Kybo Ren (voice) (archive sound)
Pam Hyatt Pam Hyatt ... (voice) (archive sound)
Michael Kirby ... (voice) (archive sound)
Peter MacNeill ... (voice) (archive sound)
Eric Peterson ... (voice) (archive sound)
Winston Rekert Winston Rekert ... (voice) (archive sound)
John Stocker John Stocker ... Sollag / Zatec-Cha (voice) (archive sound)
Donny Burns Donny Burns ... (voice) (archive sound)
George Buza ... (voice) (archive sound)
Milan Cheylov Milan Cheylov ... (voice) (archive sound)
Jamie Dick Jamie Dick ... Coby (voice) (archive sound)
Learn more

More Like This 

The Haunted Village (Video 1997)
Animation | Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Morag the Tulgah witch seeks revenge on her old enemy Logray, shaman of the Ewoks, who holds the magic Sunstar while she possesses its darker half, the Shadowstone.

Director: Raymond Jafelice
Stars: Jim Henshaw, Cree Summer, Peter Blais
Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance. The series features several story arcs and one hour-long special.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Dan Hennessey, John Stocker
Ewoks (1985–1987)
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, James Cranna, Cree Summer
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A grown-up Wicket remembers four adventures from his youth in the Ewok village.

Director: Raymond Jafelice
Stars: Jim Henshaw, Cree Summer, Jackie Burroughs
Animation | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Mungo Baobab recalls his efforts to uncover the secrets of Roonstones with R2-D2 and C-3PO and their pursuit by greedy Imperial agents.

Director: Ken Stephenson
Stars: Anthony Daniels, Jan Austin, Don Francks
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV Movie 1985)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat
Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller
The Ewok Adventure (TV Movie 1984)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty
Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan
Adventure | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

January, 1910. The Jones family attends a meeting of the Theosophy movement in Benares, India. There young Indy befriends a young boy named Jiddu Krishnamurti who is presented by the ... See full summary »

Directors: Deepa Mehta, Gavin Millar
Stars: Corey Carrier, Margaret Tyzack, Ruth de Sosa
Adventure | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

September, 1916. As Corporal Henri Defense, young Indiana Jones has become a motorcycle courier stationed near the trenches at Verdun. His friend Remy is still in the trenches, and both ... See full summary »

Directors: René Manzor, Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Domiziana Giordano
Adventure | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba
Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill
Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo
Animation | Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Key moments and characters of the 'Star Wars' saga are reintroduced in short animations.

Stars: Nicolas Roye, Dante Basco


Artoo, Threepio and a broken down android are traded into the hands of young miner Jann Tosh. The android turns out to be an alien with amnesia and a price on his head. It is in fact Mon Julpa, prince of Tammuz-an, who has been put in this predicament by the power hungry vizier Zatec-Cha. Jann, the droids, and a female freight pilot named Jessica Meade help Julpa claim his throne, battle the Pirates of Tarnoonga and settle a dispute with Tammuz-an clan leader Lord Toda. Written by Il Tesoro

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


First appearance of the planet Bogden. Though never seen in the films, it is mentioned by Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). See more »


During the final battle, Kybo Ren is seen hiding behind some machinery, but his fat body isn't be visible through the open underside. See more »


Edited from Star Wars: Droids: The Pirates of Tarnoonga (1985) See more »

User Reviews

Mon Julpa - The Special Edition
23 September 2007 | by Chip_douglasSee all my reviews

First released on VHS in 1996 to cash in on the final appearance of the original trilogy in it's non special edition form the year before, "The Pirates and the Prince" features four out of five episode from the Droids cartoon making up the 'Mon Julpa' story arc (episodes 5-8). The cartoon got the 'special edition' treatment, with a brand new score by Marco D'Ambrosio, a little re-editing and a couple of new lines to make the episodes mesh together a bit better. The fifth and final episode in this cycle, Coby and the Starhunters, has yet to be released, though admittedly the story has little to do with the previous four.

Lucasfilm head of marketing and merchandising collector Steve Sansweet has gone on record to say that George Lucas oversaw this release personally, because the Julpa story happened to be his favorite. I always thought 'the Maker' would have preferred the 'Trigon One' story arc (epsiodes 1-4) which is all about speeder racing. However, I could be wrong, as many elements from this mid-eighties cartoon managed to find their way into the Star Wars prequels. For example, the story begins at Doodnik's Cafe, a precursor to Dex's Diner from Episode II. Doodnik and Dex even share the same amount of arms. Also, a waitress droid can be seen dancing with an old prospector (maybe she's also a robo-hooker). Later on, Threepio gets to drive a Wheel-Bike twenty years (Earth time) before General Grievous did in Episode III (altough this version looks more rubbery and less threatening). Finally, we are introduced to the Bog moon of Bogden, mentioned by name in Attack of the Clones. The original trilogy is also represented by a cameo performances from the Max Rebo Band, the bounty hunter IG-88 and some escapades reminiscent of A New Hope (Threepio mistakingly thinks his master has kicked the bucket, characters give conflicting orders as they speed towards closing blast doors and at one point hero Jann Tosh fires one measly round from a quad laser cannon.

Then there are appearances by the A-Wing and B-Wing fighters. One must remember that this Saturday morning Cartoon came out at the time when Kenner's Star Wars Toy line was drying up, and was basically one last chance to sell toys. Therefore, a lot of post-Jedi vehicles crop up in the series, including the B-Wing, the Tatooine Skiff and several 'Mini-Rigs' (Desert Sail Skiff, Sand Skimmer & Imperial Sniper). Unfortunately, their main contribution to the proceedings is during an unbelievably lame and violence free chase sequence in which all the participants keeps tossing about the Royal Sceptre. From the 'Droids' own toy-line, the A-wing and Side Gunner are featured. For some reason this last one is only briefly spotted in the background, but the A-Wing appears in three out of four episodes (changing size all the time and transforming into a two-seater at one point). Now, in the Legends continuity, the West End Games' Galaxy Guides stated that both the A- and B-wings were not designed until just before the events of Return of the Jedi (about 18 years after this series). However, seeing as the Galaxy Guide writers simply chose to ignore the events from the Droids & Ewoks series (as well as the Star Wars Radio Drama), I have no objection to referring to Jann Tosh's vehicle as an A-Wing. Also, the new 'Canon' retconned this information and used both these vehicles in Star Wars Rebels. But of course in this timeline the Droid series is no longer canon.

As for the changes made for the 1996 video and 2004 DVD release, I must conclude that even though the score is not much of an improvement, at least this time Sy Snootles gets to perform an actual song, instead of warbling along in Huttesse to a pre-recorded soundtrack. As mentioned before, some dialog has been changed/added for each episode to better lead into the next. While the first installment had the character of Uncle Gundy unconvincingly dubbed by a totally different voice, the other two feature much better incorporated lines by the character of Mon Julpa. I'm not totally sure if it's the original voice actor performing these extra lines, but is certainly sounds like him. In addition, the coda's for these three episodes are cut short. From the first episode (The Lost Prince) only a few seconds are cut, but the second (The New King) and third (The Pirates of Tarnoonga) are both missing an entire scene. One involved C-3P0 and R2-D2 talking about their newly received medals, the other saw them sharing an oil bath and playing with toy Bantha's. Nevertheless, these omissions and the added dialog do serve to make the story into a consistent whole, giving it more of a 'feature film' feeling than 'Treasure of the Hidden Planet', which by comparison seems to have been more hastily put together to be added for the DVD release.

7 out of 10

3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.



USA | Canada



Release Date:

11 February 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: Animated Adventures - Droids See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lucasfilm, Nelvana See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed