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Star Wars Rebels
Genre Science Fiction
Action/Adventure
Drama
Comedy
Format
Created by Simon Kinberg
Dave Filoni
Carrie Beck
Directed by
Creative director
Starring
Voices of
Composer(s) Kevin Kiner
Opening theme
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 7 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Simon Kinberg
Dave Filoni
Greg Weisman
Producer(s) Athena Yvetta Portillo
Running time
Production company(s) Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm Animation
Disney Television Animation
Broadcast
Original channel Disney XD
Disney Channel
ABC
Picture format
Audio format
Original run October 3, 2014 – present
External links

Star Wars Rebels is an animated series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. The series takes place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, in which the Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the surviving Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape!

The series premiered on October 3, 2014 on Disney Channel with a one-hour special - Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, and aired as a series Monday nights at 9:00 pm on Disney XD channels worldwide starting October 13. The Spark of Rebellion DVD is scheduled for release on October 14, 2014.

It was confirmed that it would have a second season on October 2, 2014.

Plot summary

Rebels concept art 1

Ralph McQuarrie-derived concept art of the transport Ghost being chased by TIE fighters.

Main article: Star Wars Rebels episode list

The series will begin in approximately 5 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin), fourteen years into the reign of the Galactic Empire. The general premise is described as follows:

"It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes."

Cast

Main article: List of Star Wars Rebels characters
  • Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) - A charismatic 14-year-old con artist, thief, and pickpocket living on the Outer Rim world of Lothal. Unbeknownst to him, he is able to use the Force, and has used it to get out of certain predicaments. Stealing to survive, he has no real loyalty to anyone.
  • Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) - A renegade Jedi and leader of the Ghost crew. He keeps his lightsaber under lock and key and brandishes a blaster instead to avoid the attention of the Empire. He is sarcastic but also distraught over the destruction of his culture and former way of life.
  • Garazeb Orrelios (Steve Blum) - A seasoned and intelligent Lasat enforcer who serves as the muscles of the Ghost crew.
  • Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar) - A female Mandalorian with expert knowledge of weapons, combat, and explosives. She is also a graffiti artist who tags Imperial facilities with anti-Imperial propaganda after an attack, decorates her quarters on the Ghost, and frequently modifies her armor with conflicting color schemes.
  • Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall) - The Twi'lek female who owns and pilots the Ghost. She is the mother-figure of the crew, and brings them all together.
  • Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) - A high ranking agent of the Imperial Security Bureau who serves under the Inquisitor.
  • The Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs) - The main antagonist of the series. The Inquisitor is an unnamed Pau'an who wields a double-bladed lightsaber and is tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi left in the galaxy.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) - A Jedi Master and former friend of Darth Vader (when he was known as Anakin Skywalker), who currently resides on the desert planet of Tatooine.

Production

Lucasfilm Ltd. veteran sculptor Darren Marshall, who worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars prior to its cancellation in 2013, developed sculpts for the core characters of Star Wars Rebels before leaving Lucasfilm in June 2013. By December 2013, the production crew had finished developing the series' first season and had begun animating the first script.

Release

Star Wars Rebels was first announced on March 11, 2013, as an unnamed animated series set to replace Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Its name and premiere date were announced in a press release on May 20, 2013. It will premiere in October 2014 with a televised movie on Disney Channel written by Executive Producer Simon Kinberg. Following the premiere, the series will move to Disney XD in the fall.. It is likely to use the same animation style as The Clone Wars, and Ahsoka Tano is likely to appear after quitting the Jedi in the series finale of The Clone Wars.

Crew

Several crew members from The Clone Wars, which was pulled from the air in 2013, are returning for Rebels:

  • Dave Filoni - Executive producer
  • Joel Aron - CG supervisor
  • Athena Portillo - Producer
  • Kilian Plunkett - Art director
  • Keith Kellogg - Animation supervisor
  • Paul Zinnes - Asset supervisor

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Films: Sequel trilogy | The Force Awakens | VIII | IX | Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion | Gareth Edwards stand-alone film | Josh Trank stand-alone film | Lawrence Kasdan spinoff | Simon Kinberg spinoff

Television: Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Star Wars Rebels (Episode List) | Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars

Video Games: Club Penguin Star Wars Takeover | Star Wars: Battlefront (DICE) | Star Wars: Tiny Death Star | Star Wars: Attack Squadrons | Star Wars: Assault Team | Angry Birds Star Wars | Angry Birds Star Wars II | Star Wars: Scene Maker | Star Wars: Commander

Music: Star Wars (Main Theme) | The Imperial March | Binary Sunset | Mad About Me | Lando's Palace | Duel of the Fates | Yoda's Theme | Lapti Nek

Books: Star Wars Rebels: Ezra's Wookiee Rescue | Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero | Chopper Saves the Day | Ezra's Gamble | Rise of the Rebels | Zeb to the Rescue | Ezra and the Pilot | Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide | Star Wars Rebels: Head to Head | Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Rebels | Star Wars The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight | Star Wars Rebels: Meet the Rebels | Star Wars: A New Hope Illustrated Novel | Star Wars Rebels: The Inquisitor's Trap | Star Wars: Prequel Trilogy | Star Wars: Classic Trilogy | Star Wars: The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader | Star Wars: The Wrath of Darth Maul | Star Wars Rebels Servants of the Empire: Edge of the Galaxy | Star Wars: Escape From Darth Vader

Comics: Marvel Comics

Disney Parks: Star Tours (company) | Star Tours | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue | Tatooine Traders | Endor Vendors | Jedi Training Academy | Star Wars Weekends | Carbon Freeze Me | Behind The Force

Characters
Jedi: Luke Skywalker | Anakin Skywalker | Obi-Wan Kenobi | Yoda | Mace Windu | Qui-Gon Jinn | Shaak Ti | Kit Fisto | Ahsoka Tano | Adi Gallia | Depa Billaba | Luminara Unduli | Ezra Bridger | Kanan Jarrus
Sith/Dark Jedi: Darth Vader | Palpatine | Darth Maul | Count Dooku
Bounty Hunters: Boba Fett | Bossk | Greedo | Jango Fett
Clones/Stormtroopers: Clone Troopers | Captain Rex | Stormtroopers | Sandtroopers | Snowtroopers | Scout Troopers
Others from Prequel Trilogy: Padmé Amidala | Jar Jar Binks | General Grievous | Watto | Lama Su | Taun We | Sebulba | Max Rebo | Clegg Holdfast | Bail Organa
Others from Star Wars Rebels: Zeb Orrelios | Sabine Wren | Hera Syndulla | Agent Kallus | Inquisitor | Cikatro Vizago | Zare Leonis | Maketh Tua | Valen Rudor | Cumberlayne Aresko | Myles Grint | Zare Leonis | Jai Kell | Tseebo
Others from Original Trilogy: Princess Leia Organa | Han Solo | Chewbacca | Lando Calrissian | Grand Moff Tarkin | Admiral Ackbar | Mon Mothma | Wedge Antilles | Wicket W. Warrick | Owen Lars | Beru Whitesun Lars | Bib Fortuna | Figran D'an and the Modal Nodes | Emperor's Royal Guard | Salacious Crumb | TIE Fighter Pilots | AT-AT drivers
Others from Sequel Trilogy: Kira

Droids: R2-D2 | C-3PO | RX-24 | G2-9T | G2-4T | Aly San San | Pit Droids | R2-MK | Gonk droids | 2-1B Surgical droid | LEP Servant Droid | C1-10P | ROX-N | WEG-1618 | AC-38 | R5-D2

Creatures/Races: Wampa | Sarlacc | Tauntaun | Krayt Dragon | Bantha | Ewoks | Wookiees | Gungans | Twi'Leks | Jawas | Togruta | Gran | Rodians | Gamorreans | Ugnaughts | Tusken Raiders | Mon Calamari | Massiff | Kaadu | Mastiff Phalone | Womp Rats | Dianoga | Dewbacks | Space Slug | Acklay | Yuzzums

Organizations: Rebel Alliance | Galactic Empire | Jedi | Jedi Council | Confederacy of Independent Systems | Sith | Galactic Republic | Mandalorian

Objects/Weapons: Lightsaber | Ezra's Energy Slingshot | Holocron

Spacecrafts/Vehicles: StarSpeeder 3000 | Millennium Falcon | X-Wing | Y-Wing | A-wing | Snowspeeder | Naboo Starfighter | Anakin Skywalker's Podracer | Imperial Shuttle | Imperial Star Destroyer | Slave I | TIE Fighter | Darth Vader's TIE Fighter | TIE Bomber | TIE Interceptor | TIE Advanced | Jedi Starfighter | AT-ST | AT-AT | AT-XT | Super Star Destroyer | Jedi Mickey's Starfighter | Naboo Royal Cruiser | Blockade Runner | StarSpeeder 1000 | Ghost | AT-DP | Phantom | 614-AvA Speeder Bike | Imperial Landing Craft

Locations: Tatooine | Mos Eisley | Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina | Death Star | Alderaan | Yavin 4 | Hoth | Dagobah | Yoda's Hut | Cloud City | Bespin | Death Star II | Endor | Bright Tree Village | Ryloth | Naboo | Mos Espa | Mos Espa Grand Arena | Coruscant | Jedi Temple | Senate Office Building | Senate Building | Outlander Club | Kamino | Geonosis | Utapau | Pau City | Kashyyyk | Mustafar | Polis Massa | Felucia | Cato Neimodia | Dac (Mon Calamari) | Tipoca City | Christophis | Kohlma | Grievous's Castle | Maridun | Orto Plutonia | Mandalore | Dathomir | Hypori | Harnaidan | Kadavo | Wasskah | Dantooine | Vanqor | Third Moon of Vessek | Vassek | Corellia | Korriban | Lothal

Merchandise: Star Wars: Star Tours (toy line) | Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends

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