Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D animated science fiction television series produced by Lucasfilm Animation and set in the Star Wars galaxy five years before A New Hope.
It takes place during an era when the Galactic Empire is hunting down the last of the Jedi while a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form.
The visual style of the series is inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy concept art by Ralph McQuarrie.
The series features new characters, along with some from the original trilogy and from the previous CGI series, The Clone Wars.
Street thief Ezra Bridger is an orphan on Lothal, an Outer Rim world. He interferes with the theft of blaster rifles from the Empire by three Ghost crew members: leader Kanan Jarrus, Mandalorian sharpshooter Sabine Wren, and Lasat strongman Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios. Ezra ends up stuck with the crew while making their getaway and also meets Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndulla and her C1 astromech droid Chopper. Ezra finds a lightsaber and a holocron in Kanan’s room and steals the holocron. The rifles are sold to buy food and information from black market dealer and crime lord Cikatro Vizago. The food is given to the displaced people of Lothal while the information leads them to the location of several Wookiees captured by the Empire. However, this is a trap, and Ezra is captured by Agent Kallus. Ezra somehow opens the holocron and sees a message from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Ezra is saved by the Ghost crew after learning where the Wookiees have been sent. During the rescue of the Wookiees, Kanan draws his lightsaber, revealing himself as a Jedi, and together with the Wookiees, he defeats Agent Kallus and escapes. Having proven himself by opening the holocron, Kanan offers to make Ezra his apprentice.
Star Wars: Rebels Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Steward Lee and Steven G. Lee.
- Writer(s): Simon Kinberg.
- Release Date: 03 October 2014.
- Running Time: 22 minutes (per episode, approximate).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.