Meet Sabine, the no-nonsense heroine from 'Star Wars Rebels'by jmaloni
Sabine is a key member of the Ghost crew in "Star Wars Rebels." As seen in this special video, featuring early design concepts, animation tests and final art, Sabine is unlike any "Star Wars" character - especially in her love for blowing things up and tagging her work with graffiti. (http://youtu.be/-_0A2-YDexw)
Dave Filoni, executive producer of the animated series, discloses Sabine is a Mandalorian. She has a great understanding of weapons and combat like few others, and has turned against the Empire.
"She is spunky, she's feisty, she's got a little bit of attitude," says actress Tiya Sircar, who is voicing the character. Additionally, Sabine is an artist, which is reflected in her hair, personalized armor, and graffiti calling cards.
After the Ghost crew hits the Empire, Sabine makes sure the Empire knows who did it. Concept artist Amy Beth Christenson says the "Star Wars Rebels" animation team has created a library of graffiti tags for Sabine and is constantly adding to it.
In the end, Sabine is a strong, no-nonsense heroine. As Sircar says, "I think she's kind of an inspiration."
"Star Wars Rebels" is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on the Disney Channel. It will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.