This July in Essen, Star Wars Celebration Europe will offer a first look into
the production of Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television
series. Slated for a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel in 2014, it
will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. Star Wars
Rebels is described as an action-filled series set between the events of
Episodes III and IV – an era spanning almost two decades of Star Wars stories
that have not yet been explored on screen.
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. Details about the show are a closely-guarded secret at this point,
but fans at Celebration Europe can catch a first glimpse into
Don’t miss Star Wars Rebels at Celebration Europe.
couldn't be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” says
Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture
the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star
Dave Filoni, supervising director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is
an executive producer of Star Wars Rebels. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg
(X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive
producer, and will write the premiere episode.Executive producer Greg Weisman
brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young
Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.
“I love the Star Wars
Celebrations,” says Filoni. “It is a great chance to connect with fans, and see
their reactions to our work first hand. This summer at Celebration Europe in
Essen, Germany, I am extremely excited to see the fan reaction as I bring a
first look at some of the development behind our new animated series, Rebels.
Please come out to the panel where you can get a look at the future of Star Wars
Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation,
featuring many of the key talents who created Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans
attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will be the first to get an exclusive
look at the new series. Be sure to visit the Celebration Europe II
site for more information.