It is a time of great rejoicing in the galaxy…
After premiering on the Disney Channel earlier this month, the new animated series STAR WARS: REBELS will be making its debut TONIGHT on Disney X D! (Check your local listings.)
I attended an advanced screening of the series pilot, and as a “classic trilogy fan” I was taken in by how much the series ‘felt’ like the films I grew up and fell in love with. There is a definite vibe to this series that sets it apart from “The Clone Wars” which preceded it.
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the skinny on STAR WARS REBELS:
“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.”
“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sherlock Holmes), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg as well as Greg Weisman (Gargoyles).
“The talented 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.”
I’m really looking forward to seeing what Dave Filoni and his merry crew come up with in the seasons ahead!
Now, to celebrate the series debut on Disney XD, the folks at Disney has given me 5 COPIES of the STAR WARS: REBELS DVD to give away! And yet again I’m doing so with one of my ridiculously easy contests!
If you’d like to qualify to win, all you have to do is e-mail me with your name and shipping address (no P.O. Boxes please) along with the answer to the following trivia question:
“What is The Force?”
Everyone who answers correctly will be entered into a random drawing for 1 of 5 copies of STAR WARS: REBELS on DVD. The DVD will be going ON SALE TOMORROW!
“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 you deeper into the world of “Star Wars Rebels” and the upcoming season.”
Contest drawing to take place at Midnight on Friday, October 24th, 2014. One entry per household please. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of entries received. Winner to be notified by e-mail. Prize to be shipped to address provided by entrant. Prize to be shipped directly to winner by ALLIED-THA courtesy of Disney Home Video. The author of this blog is not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected mail.
UPDATE: All the winning names have been drawn and the DVDs will be sent out shortly! Thanks for playing!