Disney sure is taking advantage of the Star Wars franchise!
The studio has just announced that their new animated series Star Wars Rebels has been put into production and will share many of the creatives from the franchise’s other animated series, Star Wars Clone Wars. It is set to premiere this Fall with a one-hour Disney Channel pilot, after which the series will move to Disney XD.
We know the show will center on events that take place between Episode II and IV, but Disney is keeping a lid on the details. Here’s the only snippet they’ve released:
"Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
While the show’s first sneak peek will air in Germany at a Star Wars convention this July, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy added:
"I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”
Sounds pretty good to us! Everybody loves cartoons!
[Image via LucasFilm.]
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