Star Wars Rebels
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Genre: Science fiction
Format: CGI Animated series
Created by: George Lucas

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 Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. The series premiered Fall 2014 as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel before airing regularly on Disney XD.

Plot summaryEdit

Rebels concept art 1

Ralph McQuarrie-derived concept art of the transportGhost being chased by TIE/LN starfighters.

The series will begin in approximately 5 BBY, 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."


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 makes a appearance in season one finale after Ahsoka quits the Jedi Order in the season 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
Rebels concept art 2

Concept art of a TIE/LN starfighter crashing into a mound.



The Inquisitor SWR

The Inquisitor, a prominent villain who is "tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights."

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