Published on August 20th, 2014 | by admin
STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION” PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY XD
STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION”
PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEY XD
–Telecast Will Usher in the Highly Anticipated “Star Wars Rebels” Series for Disney XD Around the World–
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” is set to premiere day-and-date with the US, on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, at 5 p.m., simulcast on Disney Channel and Disney XD in Australia. The highly anticipated “Star Wars Rebels” series will then follow with its premiere on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, at 6 p.m. on Disney XD. Worldwide, the series will air in 33 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.
Set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
At the “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” Fan Event at San Diego Comic-Con this year, the movie garnered rave reviews from fans who found the story and look akin to the classic trilogy of films. The series’ designs are influenced by the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).
The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus.