Disney releases ‘Star Wars Rebels’ preview clip

After releasing a few trailers and teasers, Disney has uploaded the first seven minutes of its new animated series, which premieres on the Disney Channel this October.

While director J.J. Abrams is still shooting “Star Wars: Episode VII,” the animated series “Star Wars Rebels” will become Disney’s first audiovisual production within the franchise since acquiring Lucasfilm in fall 2012.

 

 

Developed for ages seven and up, the show is set 14 years after “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” or five years before the start of “Episode IV: A New Hope”, when the Rebellion was still little more than an idea.

The extended preview introduces the planet Lothal, which has fallen under the brutal rule of the Imperial Forces. But some of the local inhabitants have decided to join forces and resist the Stormtroopers. On their spacecraft known as the Ghost, the rebels Ezra, Sabine and Zeb will face the dark side of the Force.

“Star Wars Rebels” is due to premiere on the Disney Channel this October.-AFP/Relaxnews

 

Cover image: Ezra rebels against the Sith Empire in Disney’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels.”©2014 YouTube, LLC

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