Perhaps the biggest reason I wish I could have been at Celebration: Europe in Germany is the panel for Rebels. Since it's replacing a show as good as The Clone Wars as the television representation of a galaxy far, far away.
I've talked many times to Dave Filoni and had a moment to talk to Greg Weisman at Denver Comic-Con and I have no doubt that they are the right team to be putting this together. With Simon Kinberg consulting and a genius like Joel Aron behind them, there's really no way I can see that this show won't blow us all away.
They released to the public a logo and some more images about the show.
I can't say that I'm anything but excited. And it looks like they're working to perfectly capture the feeling of Ralph McQuarrie.
Here's the official press release:
Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm's highly anticipated animated series for Star Wars Celebration Europe attendees today, discussing the huge influence of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on the look and feel of the show, and revealing the series’ unique logo and select designs. Filoni talked at length about the use of McQuarrie art as a springboard for the series, showcasing many works from the original trilogy, including landscapes and characters, and detailing how they inform the visual identity of Star Wars Rebels.
While unable to attend in person, Executive Producers Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman shared their excitement for the series in a video message recorded specifically for Celebration attendees.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
For more information about the Star Wars Rebels panel at Celebration Europe 2, visit www.starwars.com
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