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New Star Wars animated series announced; set to take place between episodes III and IV

May. 20, 2013by: Niki Stephens
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For those of you who were sad to see STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS go, you might be happy to know that another animated series has already started production.

Set to premiere on Disney XD in Fall of 2014, STAR WARS REBELS is set between episodes III and IV, also known as "the dark times". During this gap, which has never been seen on-screen, "the Empire is fortifying its hold on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion is taking shape." However certain plot details are being kept under wraps. The look will be inspired by the work of conceptual designer and illustrator Ralph McQuarrie, who designed the look of the original trilogy. On the crew for the show they have Dave Filoni (supervising director of Clone Wars) and Greg Weisman (Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man. Can I throw in that Weisman created 1994s GARGOYLES? You know you watched that. It's kind of a big deal.

Simon Kinberg (SHERLOCK HOLMES, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST) will serve as executive producer, and is set to write the first episode.

The official YouTube page for all things STAR WARS uploaded a video that has a one on one with executive producer Dave Filoni. Check that out below.

Extra Tidbit: Who would like an ending for CLONE WARS in order to get some answers?
Source: DeadlineThe Wrap

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8:52PM on 05/20/2013

Now with 100% less George Lucas

Considering George Lucas brought in the more idiotic decisions in the CLONE WARS pilot (Truman Capote-Hutt, bringing back Jar-Jar, the stupid duel between Anakin and Dooku), his absence does make my heart grow fonder for this series. CLONE WARS was a solid series; here's hoping he can keep it going with REBELS.
Considering George Lucas brought in the more idiotic decisions in the CLONE WARS pilot (Truman Capote-Hutt, bringing back Jar-Jar, the stupid duel between Anakin and Dooku), his absence does make my heart grow fonder for this series. CLONE WARS was a solid series; here's hoping he can keep it going with REBELS.
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1:59PM on 05/20/2013
My man at that bottom mentioned the development hell the live action show going through, it was mostly the budge. It would be too expensive for regular TV, it happened to Terra Nova. ImI'm sure there were other issues, but the budget was the biggest
My man at that bottom mentioned the development hell the live action show going through, it was mostly the budge. It would be too expensive for regular TV, it happened to Terra Nova. ImI'm sure there were other issues, but the budget was the biggest
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1:46PM on 05/20/2013

More CG...Probably Not Interested...

The fact that they are basing it on McQuarrie's concepts and the time frame in which it will take place are pluses, but I just can't get into CG. I'll at least give it a shot, but I'd be all in if it were traditional animation.
The fact that they are basing it on McQuarrie's concepts and the time frame in which it will take place are pluses, but I just can't get into CG. I'll at least give it a shot, but I'd be all in if it were traditional animation.
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1:54PM on 05/20/2013
In disagree, while I love traditional animation (not anime) I think CG is a good way to go with the series, like the clone wars (second version)
In disagree, while I love traditional animation (not anime) I think CG is a good way to go with the series, like the clone wars (second version)
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1:31PM on 05/20/2013
it's basically like every project attached to this new wave of starwars stuff, all across the board, is gaining the help of the most credible people who KNEW THE PREQUELS SUCKED...and giving them a chance to rebuild STARWARS to what it once was...
it's basically like every project attached to this new wave of starwars stuff, all across the board, is gaining the help of the most credible people who KNEW THE PREQUELS SUCKED...and giving them a chance to rebuild STARWARS to what it once was...
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1:11PM on 05/20/2013
They had me at Dave Filoni.
They had me at Dave Filoni.
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12:48PM on 05/20/2013
Hopefully this being animated and Disney having bought over Lucasfilm means there's less chance of it falling into development hell the way the live-action show did. Greg Weisman does some really good work, Young Justice was a great take on those characters. Him and Dave Filoni teaming up should yield very cool results.
Hopefully this being animated and Disney having bought over Lucasfilm means there's less chance of it falling into development hell the way the live-action show did. Greg Weisman does some really good work, Young Justice was a great take on those characters. Him and Dave Filoni teaming up should yield very cool results.
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