I think Star Wars is doing something awesome in giving its female characters animated shorts based on their stories! Called Star Wars Forces of Destiny, each short will focus on one female hero like Rey, Leia, or Padme and give them a side-story based on the main films!
The first one with Rey just came out and its set right after she finds BB-8 in Force Awakens! While its only 3 minutes long, it adds some dynamic to how Rey and BB-8 became super close in about a day's time!
After this one, I'm stoked to see the Leia or Ahsoka one! Plus, Lupita Nyong'o is narrating all of them while each character is voiced by their original actor!