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Star Wars Rebels

American 3D CGI animated television series

Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGii animated series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. It is set 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The visual style of Star Wars Rebels is heavily inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy concept art by Ralph McQuarrie. The series premiered on October 3, 2014 on Disney Channel, with a movie special, titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.[1]

Star Wars Rebels
Genre
Created by
Based onStar Wars
by George Lucas
Voices of
Composer(s)
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes75 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kiri Hart
  • Athena Yvette Portillo
  • Carrie Beck
Running timeApprox. 22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkDisney XD
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseOctober 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) – March 5, 2018 (2018-03-05)
Chronology
Preceded byStar Wars: The Clone Wars
External links
Official website
Production website

EpisodesEdit

ShortsEdit

Adapted from books turned in to short one minute to promote the series and made available online.

No. Title Date Code
1 The Machine Ghost August 11, 2014 101A
2 Art Attack August 18, 2014 101B
3 Engagement August 25, 2014 101C
4 Property of Ezra Bridger September 1, 2014 101D

Season One (2014-15)Edit

No. overall No. in season Title Date Code
1 1 Spark of Rebellion October 3, 2014 102-103
2 2 roids in Distress October 13, 2014 104
3 3 Fighter Flight October 20, 2014 105
4 4 Rise of the Old Masters October 27, 2014 106
5 5 Breaking Ranks November 3, 2014 107
6 6 Out of Darkness November 10, 2014 108
7 7 Empire Day November 17, 2014 109
8 8 Gathering Forces November 24, 2014 110
9 9 Path of the Jedi December 1, 2014 111
10 10 Idiot's Array December 8, 2014 112
11 11 Vision of Hope December 15, 2014 113
12 12 Call to Action December 22, 2014 114
13 13 Rebel Christmas December 25, 2014 115
14 14 Rebel Resolve February 23, 2015 116
15 15 Fire Across the Galaxy March 2, 2015 117

Season TwoEdit

Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed a second season.

No. overall No. in season Title Date Code
16 1 The Siege of Lothal June 20, 2015 201-202
17 2 Heating Malfunction June 27, 2015 203
18 3 The Lost Commanders October 14, 2015 204
19 4 Relics of The old Republic October 21, 2015 }

ReleaseEdit

BroadcastEdit

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion premiered on October 3, 2014 on Disney Channels worldwide.[2]

The series began airing in the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 16, 2014.[3] In Australia, premiered on October 17, 2014.[4] The series started airing in South Africa on October 18, 2014[5] and in Canada on October 19, 2014.[6]

Home mediaEdit

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion was made to DVD on retailers that came including character shorts, plush toy and prievew of season one.

ReceptionEdit

RatingsEdit

The one hour special garnered 2.743 million viewers in the United States, the second most on the network that night. Worldwide, it delivered a total of 6.5 million viewers.[7]

Critical receptionEdit

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 78, based on 4 reviews indicating "generally favorable reviews".[8]

IGN and Variety in particular had strong praise for the pilot movie, Spark of Rebellion, but their only real criticism was the appearance of the Wookiees in the film, being cited as not all that impressive compared to the rest of the animation.[source?]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hibberd, James (January 23, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels' interview: New series goes to dark places, embraces 1977 film's spirit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  2. "STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 ON DISNEY CHANNEL". starwars.com. Star Wars. August 19, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. "http://metro.co.uk/2014/10/07/star-wars-rebels-new-disney-series-launches-to-fantastic-numbers-4896579/". metro.co.uk. Metro. October 7, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014. External link in |title= (help)
  4. ""Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" premieres Friday, October 3". www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider. Foxtel. August 22, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  5. "Disney Channel presents new and upcoming shows". screenafrica.com. Screen Africa. August 20, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  6. "Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior put the "all" into Fall with stellar 2014 programming lineup". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. August 26, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  7. Kondolojy, Amanda (October 6, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels' Delivers 6.5 Million Viewers on Disney Channel and Disney XD Around the World". tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. TV By the Numbers.
  8. "Star Wars Rebels – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 October 2014.