We brought you a trailer for the new Star Wars Rebels animated series a month ago and last week we learned that this new animated series will be important because the bad guys in Star Wars Episode VII are introduced in this new animated series. Now, we have the Star Wars Rebels premiere date for you as well.
The Star Wars Rebels premiere date will come with a one hour movies on Monday, Sept. 29, to those verified WatchDisneyXD.com members. For everyone else, the television premiere of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion on the Disney Channel will be Friday, Oct. 3. The next day, it will be able to be purchased on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play. It will premiere on Disney XD on Monday, Oct. 6.
Then, the actual Star Wars Rebels premiere date for the television series itself will kick off on Monday, Oct. 13, on Disney XD. The movie will then go on sale on DVD on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with special features.
Until then, check out the following Star Wars Rebels preview video, which includes a controversial addition of a character who died in the EU (which is non-canon now).
And, check out the Star Wars Rebels press release:
Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga, an exciting animated one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will be available first to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app beginning MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29. WATCH Disney XD allows consumers to watch on tablet, phones, computer and set top boxes.
The global television debut of “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” is set for FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT in the U.S.) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the series “Star Wars Rebels” beginning MONDAY, OCTOBER 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in over 400 million households.
The television movie garnered rave reviews at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con fan event for its story (set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV) and its look — akin to the classic Star Wars trilogy. The series designs are influenced by the work of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.
The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).
The talented voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus and Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor.