|Star Wars Rebels|
The official logo shown at Star Wars Celebration Europe II
|Genre|| Science fiction|
|Format||CGI Animated series|
|Created by||George Lucas|
|Country of origin||United States|
| Simon Kinberg|
|Distributor||Disney-ABC Domestic Television|
|Original channel|| Disney XD (2014)|
Disney Channel (premiere)
|Original airing||Fall 2014|
|Preceded by||Star Wars: The Clone Wars|
|Followed by||Star Wars live-action TV series|
|Disney XD website|
Star Wars Rebels is an upcoming animated series that will be 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 Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. The series is scheduled to premiere in Fall 2014 as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel before airing regularly on Disney XD.
The animated series will chronicle "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." The main character will travel in a ship called Ghost, which will serve as one of the main locations of the show. Other known locations will be the inside of an Imperial Star Destroyer and possibly the Killik Mounds of Alderaan.
Lucasfilm Ltd. veteran sculptor Darren Marshall, who worked on Star Wars: The Clone Wars prior to its cancellation, developed sculpts for the core characters of Star Wars Rebels before leaving Lucasfilm in June 2013.
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 Fall 2014 with a one-hour special on Disney Channel written by Executive Producer Simon Kinberg. Following the premiere, the series will move to Disney XD. 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 Clone Wars.
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