Disney unveils the first seven minutes of its upcoming animated CGI series, “Star Wars Rebels.” Read on for more details on this story.
After “Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars” premiere, Disney has unveiled the first seven minutes of its upcoming Disney XD Star Wars CGI animation, “Star Wars Rebels.” The upcoming animation was first revealed during the recently held San Diego Comic-Con and is the only item for the “Star Wars” franchise.
Set between 14 years after “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” and five years before “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 Jedi Knights, the series follows a motley group of rebels, all of whom have been affected by the Galactic Empire in one form or the other, that band together in a small group aboard a freighter starship called the Ghost. The series will also feature the origins of the groups that form the Rebel Alliance.
The series will feature the voices of the cast including: Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, a renegade Jedi keeps his lightsaber hidden and wields a blaster instead. He is the sarcastic leader of the crew of the Ghost and is highly eager to fight against the Empire; Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, a young con artist, thief and pickpocket who, unbeknownst to himself, is able to use the Force; Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios, a seasoned and intelligent Lasat enforcer who serves as the muscle of the Ghost crew; Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, a female Mandalorian with expert knowledge of weapons, combat, and explosives who is also a graffiti artist; Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, the Twi’lek female who owns and pilots the Ghost. She is the mother-figure of the crew that brings the team together; C1-10P aka Chopper, Hera’s astromech droid; Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor, 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; and David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, a member of the Imperial Security Bureau who serves under the Inquisitor.
“Star Wars Rebels” is produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation with “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” executive producer Dave Filoni , Young Justice producer Greg Weisman and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” scribe and producer Simon Kinberg. The series is scheduled to premiere in October 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel and will then move to Disney XD channels worldwide.
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