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Star Wars Rebels
SWCA - Star Wars Rebels (17015158998)
Genre Action, Comedy, Animation, Adventure
Created by
Written by
  • Simion Kenberg
  • Greg Weisman
  • Kevin Hopps
  • Henry Gilroy
Directed by
Country of origin United States
Language(s) English, Spanish
No. of episodes 13
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Greg Wiesman
  • Dave Filoni
  • Simion Kenberg
  • Carrie Beck (assocaite producer)
Producer(s)
  • Kirt Hart
  • Athena Yvetta Portillo
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm Animation
Distributor Disney ABC-Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channel Disney XD
Disney Channel
ABC
Original run October 3, 2014 (2014-10-03) – present
Chronology
Preceded by Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Other websites
Official website
Production website

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 one-hour movie special, titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.

Episodes

Shorts

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

  • 1. The Machine Ghost
  • 2. Art Attack
  • 3. Engagement
  • 4. Property of Ezra Bridger

Season One

  • 1-2. Spark of Rebellion
  • 3. Droids in Distress
  • 4. Fighter Flight
  • 5. Rise of the Old Masters
  • 6. Breaking Ranks
  • 7. Out of the Darkness
  • 8. Empire Day
  • 9. Gathering Forces
  • 10. Path of the Jedi
  • 11. Idiot's Array
  • 12. Vision of Hope
  • 13. Call to Action
  • 14. Rebel Resolve
  • 15. Fire Across the Galaxy

Season Two

Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed a second season.

Release

Broadcast

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

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

Home media

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

Reception

Ratings

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.

Critical reception

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".

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.


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