Before Disney took over the Star Wars franchise, where was the Droids animated series placed in the chronology, is there a canonical date for it, and which events/media (book/film/games, etc.) came immediately before and after it?
Where does the original Droids animated series fit into the pre-Disney canon/chronology?
4Which raises the question "Does it even have to fit in to any chronology?"– SpencerNov 13, 2021 at 16:51
Star Wars was better when it was 2 hitchhikers that stumbled into major galactic events. Way better than C3PO being built by some Skywalker kid.– lucasbachmannNov 13, 2021 at 22:08
According to Leland Chee (Lucasfilm's in-house chronology expert), the Droids TV series exists around 15BBY, 15 years prior to the events of A New Hope.
15 BBY for Droids has been in use since Insider #73 (2003) [See below], if not earlier.
3 ABY for the Ewoks movies have been in use since Behind the Magic (1998), if not earlier.
These two timeline positions supercede any timeline positions released before those sources. If you have an official source released after the publication of the above sources that lists a differerent timeline position, let me know.
The Droids cartoons take place 15 years before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and center around the galactic travels of C-3PO and R2-D2 before they meet Luke Skywalker."