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'Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion' available on Watch Disney XD, Sept. 29

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Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:05 pm
`Star Wars Rebels`: Sabine, Chopper, Kanan, Ezra, Zeb and Hera on the Ghost. `Star Wars Rebels` is scheduled to premiere in October as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. (Lucasfilm image)
"Star Wars Rebels": Sabine, Chopper, Kanan, Ezra, Zeb and Hera on the Ghost. "Star Wars Rebels" is scheduled to premiere in October as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. (Lucasfilm image)

Premiere telecast on Disney channels around the world Oct. 3

Continuing the epic tradition of the legendary "Star Wars" saga, an 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, Sept. 29. WATCH Disney XD allows consumers to watch on tablets, phones, computers and set-top boxes.

The global television debut of "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" is set for Friday, Oct. 3 (9 p.m. in the U.S.) on Disney channels around the world, ushering in the series "Star Wars Rebels," beginning Monday, Oct. 13 (9 p.m.), on Disney XD. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in more than 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.

Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg and Carrie Beck created "Star Wars Rebels". The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman.

The 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.

The multi-platform schedule in the U.S. is:

Monday, Sept. 29, "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" one-hour movie will be available to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. It will also be available on Disney Channel SVOD.

Friday, Oct. 3, Premiere telecast of the one-hour movie "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" (9 p.m.) on Disney Channel.

Saturday, Oct. 4, "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available on Disney XD VOD and for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

Monday, Oct. 6, "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" (8 p.m.) premieres on Disney XD.

Monday, Oct. 13, "Star Wars Rebels" (9 p.m.) series premieres on Disney XD.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" will be available to own on DVD in retailers nationwide. The DVD includes the movie, a free Ghost 3D model ship, four "Star Wars Rebels" shorts, plus a never-before-seen piece that takes viewers deeper into the world of "Star Wars Rebels" and the upcoming season.

 

"Star Wars Rebels": The global television debut of "Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" is set for Friday, Oct. 3, on Disney channels around the world, ushering in the series "Star Wars Rebels" on Disney XD. The series will air in 34 languages across 163 countries in more than 400 million households. (Lucasfilm image)

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