‘Star Wars’ Animation Roundup: October 6, 2014

Star Wars Rebels SDCC Poster

Star Wars Rebels Season Renewal

A day prior to its television debut, Disney Channels Worldwide ordered a second season for the widely praised series Star Wars Rebels. Both critics and fans have responded with positive and genuinely heartwarming comments, resulting in an early renewal. Talks of executive producer Greg Weisman not returning for the next season started to float around again, but the topic had surfaced earlier in the summer via Big Shiny Robot. The official Star Wars post states, “The creative team behind the second season of Star Wars Rebels includes Executive Producers Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni, and Co-Executive Producer and Supervising Writer Henry Gilroy.”

Personally, I suspect Weisman is looking to have more time to work on his book series, Rain of the Ghosts. He’s also dropped hints of working on a separate project with more information to be revealed at New York Comic Con.

If you are a verified subscriber, “Droids in Distress” is now available for an advanced preview on the WATCH Disney XD app and site. No matter how you intend to view it, I highly recommend watching it when it airs and commenting on social media to demonstrate your support!

The Inquisitor vs. Kanan Jarrus in USA Today

The Inquisitor and Kanan clash in the latest clip from USA Today. The clip is from “Rise of the Old Masters,” an episode that was shown at the Star Wars Rebels NYC press screening I attended. Though he appears briefly in Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, he appears for the first time in the flesh during this episode. Not only does he have an intimidating presence, but he is quite skilled, knowledgeable, and able to determine every single detail of his opponent through simple observations. He is the type of villain that plays mind games with you, and I can’t wait to see more of him!

USA Today also published a brief article and video that featured executive producer Dave Filoni and CG supervisor Joel Aron discussing the look and feel of the lightsabers, specifically from the old trilogy and Star Wars Rebels.

Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla in The Wrap

Meanwhile, the clip of Sabine and Hera that originally premiered back in WonderCon 2014 finally made its way to the public via The Wrap. In it, Sabine and Hera encounter an overwhelming number of nocturnal creatures in an old Republic base. Needless to say, I went full fangirl when I saw the Republic gunship in the background.

Star Wars and Social Media

Just a cool reminder that Star Wars has a Vine account. The latest Vine video promoted the premiere of Spark of Rebellion on Friday, October 3. Additionally, the crew celebrated the premiere with a toast!

Rebels Recon #1

Following the premiere of Star Wars Rebels, a new weekly video series greeted fans Friday evening. Rebels Recon gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the latest episode and other related news. Also, if you haven’t done so, check out the Spark of Rebellion episode gallery, trivia gallery, and concept art gallery on the official website.

In the first installment of Rebels Recon, takes you inside Star Wars Rebels’ debut episode, “Spark of Rebellion,” with cast and crew interviews, coverage of the premiere’s L.A. screening, and an exclusive clip from next week’s episode.

Sabine Wren and Agent Kallus LEGO Minifigures

Bricks and Bloks published the latest previews of the LEGO Star Wars 2015 wave coming in January. Included in the wave of new LEGO sets are Ezra Bridger’s Speeder Bike with a Sabine Wren minifigure and an AT-DP set with Agent Kallus! (via Rebels Transmission)

Star Wars Rebels Voice Actors

Here are the latest voice actor names attached to Star Wars Rebels. (via Rebels Report)

Her Universe and Star Wars Rebels

Ashley Eckstein flaunted the new Star Wars Rebels design coming soon to Her Universe!

Her Universe's Ashley Eckstein Flauting Star Wars Rebels

Disney Store’s Exclusive Star Wars Rebels Event

On Saturday, October 11, and Sunday, October 12, Disney Store will have in-store events to promote Star Wars Rebels. There will be a free giveaway, various other activities, and a glimpse of the new series. Head over to Jedi News to see the full flyer for additional details.

Star Wars Rebels Event at the Disney Store

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Updates

Season six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD this fall! Previous rumors stated that the set would be coming out during November. Here’s hoping we might get an update this weekend at New York Comic Con!

The Digital Bits also has a cover for the Blu-ray, but nothing is official until an announcement appears later this fall.


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1 comment on “‘Star Wars’ Animation Roundup: October 6, 2014

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