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News Star Wars Rebels Animated Series Announced For 2014 (Video)

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 10:33

Disney has announced the new animated Star Wars Rebels series that is set for 2014.

Star Wars Rebels is set between Return of the Sith and A New Hope, and sees the Empire 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.

Star Wars Rebels will premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel; it will then be followed by a series on Disney XD.

Back in the first week of May saw TIE-fighter art released online, and now we see exactly where it fits within the time period. also revealed the following "Star Wars Rebels: The Rebellion Begins" video:


Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.