First 7 Minutes Of Disney's STAR WARS REBELS

Walt Disney Pictures have just released a seven-minute preview of their upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels. The DisneyXD show takes place between the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Check it out.

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By nailbiter111 - 8/4/2014
The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it's clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.

Voice Cast: Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams.
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ThemightyDucks - 8/4/2014, 11:38 PM
First!
IronAngelX - 8/4/2014, 11:50 PM
I'm stoked!
Urubrodi - 8/5/2014, 12:01 AM
NICE! I liked it!
EzioKenway1225 - 8/5/2014, 12:15 AM
again..so excited for this show
bonesmcgee - 8/5/2014, 12:20 AM
Not bad. Not bad at all!
DredStar - 8/5/2014, 12:21 AM
People really come out of the wood works to say first.
PrinceAwesome - 8/5/2014, 12:31 AM
Just as bad as I'd imagined it to be.
KillerTomato - 8/5/2014, 12:48 AM
So, the kid is like Alladin, IN SPACE?
TheSoulEater - 8/5/2014, 1:16 AM
This show blows...it's gonna suck worse than it's predecessor
batman001 - 8/5/2014, 1:30 AM
can't watch it not available in the uk
bigdaddy313 - 8/5/2014, 3:07 AM
Man the Storm Troopers are getting killed man and blown up on a Disney channel, Marvel Animations got no excuse any longer.

I very much looking forward to this series as it's an all ages show that brings us closer to a family demographic
Lert - 8/5/2014, 3:19 AM
look, we know that the narration is elementary but its catered to kids, (kids that don't mind a death now and again) but I do enjoy the animation and the sounds of Star Wars..
nikgrid - 8/5/2014, 3:28 AM
I hope he's not going to be a f.ucking jedi. It'd be nice to have a SW show without jedis for once.
bigdaddy313 - 8/5/2014, 3:30 AM
Well it can cater towards kids but at the end of the day it appeals to family with everything I have seen with the series so far and this clip just puts icing on the cake.

I feel the kids and the kids at heart thing going on and I feel like they know it.
bigdaddy313 - 8/5/2014, 3:32 AM
@nikgrid well he is going to become a Jedi didn't you see he felt the force on the roof?
nibs - 8/5/2014, 3:43 AM
So it looks like Disney has switched the story from being about dictatorial power abuse to the classic right-wing argument against any and all big government. Great.
Other than brainwashing kids, looks okay. I'll watch it. I'm hoping the series will end with this team dying to get the blueprints for the first death star.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 8/5/2014, 4:11 AM







@nibs - "So it looks like Disney has switched the story from being about dictatorial power abuse to the classic right-wing argument against any and all big government."




Your definitions of governance are a bit confused:



Dictatorial, Totalitarian or Authoritarian governance is Right-Wing.

Anti-govenment or Anti-big-government is Libertarian, Minarchistic or Anarchistic.









Grimfoe - 8/5/2014, 4:27 AM
Haven't all of the best dictatorships of our time come from Socialist and Communist governments?

Wouldn't that be considered Left-Wing?

If the government is large and authoritarian, does it really matter if it started in the left or right wing?

Isn't teaching kids that we don't want a large, imposing government telling us what to do and taxing us with allowing us a voice rather American? Also, isn't there value and showing the struggle to practice your own religion in the face of government oppression, like the Jedi Order, for example. Pretty sure that how this country was originally formed.

A story that parallels our own isn't brainwashing. It's a story.
nibs - 8/5/2014, 5:14 AM
@instantjustice @grimfoe

Dictatorial/Totalitarian/Authoritarian can actually be formed from any type of government. While we do typically associate them with left-wing ideology, that is propaganda, it can be either side. Libertarianism/anarchy are extremely right-wing ideologies.

The star wars story was Palpatine taking control of the democratic senate through legal wrangling, creating a galactic military-dictatorship, and then the rebels taking him out. People hate on the prequels, but the political back-drop of Palpatine's take-over with tactics like trade embargoes is actually genius, and leap-years ahead of most movies.

Right-wingers in America, anywhere on the spectrum, believe that federal government powers should be next to nil (usually for defense/military only). I have noticed that the latest trend in corporate schill is having a plot where the good guy is joe regular and the bad guy is the over-bearing government forcing things out of him like unnecessary taxes or imposing regulations that hurt business (one recent example being Dallas Buyers Club, where the bad guy was the FDA).

So just the opening SW Rebels scene where the empire is hasseling the guy selling fruit, it seems like they are going to take the empire away from being about an abuse of power to just being a bad thing in general. Maybe I'm wrong, but I doubt it.
nibs - 8/5/2014, 5:19 AM
Not that I want to argue about politics on here. I was just amking a snide comment that I hope they don't switch-up the Star Wars plot for Disney's corporate interests.

I will still watch this show, it looks like it could be fun, and I love star wars.
CyberBishop - 8/5/2014, 5:34 AM
Ill watch it..
grif - 8/5/2014, 5:37 AM
i was rooting for the storm troopers the entire time. unfortunately they did not kill all the shit hole rebel losers.
Grimfoe - 8/5/2014, 5:43 AM
I don't disagree with any of your points, nor do I really need the explanation of one vs. the other. I'm not writing that to be snide only to illustrate that I think you've missed the central point that I'm trying to make. Your snide comment was somewhat dismissive of the notion that big government is an inherently bad thing.

"So it looks like Disney has switched the story from being about dictatorial power abuse to the classic right-wing argument against any and all big government."

My point is that it's not a right-wing argument that big government is bad, it's an American argument. That's why we formed our country, to get away from large, oppressive, centralized government. It's interesting to note that the younger generation doesn't see that as our origin and that the anti-big government sentiment has become viewed as propaganda.

The story of the overreach of the galactic empire can be very easily correlated to the overreach of any centralized government. Padme's line about democracy dying to thunderous applause can be very easily applied to today's politics as the executive branch continues to ignore the separation of powers built into our constitution and the legislative branch does nothing about it. All the while the media champions the cause of the big government because "it's for our own good."
micvalpro - 8/5/2014, 5:53 AM
It's funking aladdin! This was horrible. The animation, dialogue.... Yuck.
TuckstheHalls - 8/5/2014, 5:54 AM
looks pretty decent.. but is that guy supposed to be Ezra Miller? the animation isn't exemplary by any measure but the sound effects are spot-on, especially the TIE fighter, though I'm not entirely sure Simon Kinberg knows how to invent new characters.
TuckstheHalls - 8/5/2014, 5:59 AM
but what Kinberg can do with an iconic pre-existing character like Obi-Wan will be really something, and that Kenobi model looks waaaay better than the wooden marionette doll with LEGO-hair seen in Clone Wars.
nibs - 8/5/2014, 6:08 AM
@grimfoe

It was the American argument...in 1776. There have been numerous times since then that both parties had extrmemely progressive federal agendas. It is only since Reagan that Republicans have re-adopted the idea. If you think liberal democratic Americans still think that, you need to read about FDR, John Maynard Keynes and the New Deal.

It's interesting to note that the older generation seems to forget about the advances we have made with an enabled, centralized federal governement. A lot of people don't seem to recognize or understand the positive changes this has brought to living conditions for millions upon millions of people.

The story of the overreach of the Galactic Empire can be used as a reflection of centralized government overreach, but that is not what Lucas was doing with it.
And if you think Disney is doing it as an homage to the founding fathers as opposed to their own promotion for a lack of corporate regulation, you're comical.

Don't buy into rhetoric, the media champions whatever cause is paying for it.
GeekyCheekyChic - 8/5/2014, 6:17 AM
I SHALL WATCH THIS.....binge watch after all episodes have aired. I don't like the week to week wait for shows like this.
TyrantBoss - 8/5/2014, 6:25 AM
So basically he looks like Aladdin, sounds like Aladdin, steals like Aladdin, wise cracks like Aladdin........so he is Aladdin.
ndwwrestler2 - 8/5/2014, 6:26 AM
Looks and feels like Star Wars. They nailed it.
Nomis - 8/5/2014, 6:33 AM
@ ndwwrestler2 - Agreed! i'm In!
XF14 - 8/5/2014, 7:11 AM
At least its not as corny as I thought it'd be. I'll wait for bluray, as usual.
PeterParker1991 - 8/5/2014, 7:13 AM
Not sure how I feel about the revamped "street rat" vibe. Would've preferred a series about Asoka and tying up loose ends from Clone Wars.. This is why there needs to be a SW series set AFTER the films. Cause this.. this.. *ugh*
nibs - 8/5/2014, 7:35 AM
@peterparker
From what I've read, ahsoka will be in this show, but I guess I'm not sure if these pics are legit.



ndwwrestler2 - 8/5/2014, 7:41 AM
@nibs The Pics aren't legit. But Dave Filoni said that he thought it would be crazy to do another Star Wars show and not have his characters in there somewhere.

So it's very likely that Ashoka will show sometime during this series.
nibs - 8/5/2014, 7:44 AM
@ndwwrestler2
thanks. I realized as I was posting them that that isn't the same Obi Wan model as shown above. Oh well, I'm sure we'll see some familiar faces.

I was thinking it would also be pretty cool if this series was spread over a huge amount of time and the main characters aged/changed and maybe we could see an aging Obi-Wan or a young Han Solo/Chewie late in the show. And like I said above, I would also love if this show ended with these guys dying as they get first death star blue prints to the rebels.
TheBrownHornet - 8/5/2014, 8:07 AM
I'll wait to watch a full episode before I give an opinion.
RynerLute - 8/5/2014, 10:14 AM
nibs getting wrecked in this thread left and right. Price of being a pompous asshole.
RynerLute - 8/5/2014, 10:15 AM
"Looks and feels like Star Wars. They nailed it."

Feels very OT.

nibs - 8/5/2014, 11:31 AM
lol wrecked me? give it a re-read I thinks.
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