Concept Art from the Upcoming Animated Series, STAR WARS REBELS; Complete Series Box Set Announced for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

     July 28, 2013


In addition to the announcement that John Williams will compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII, fans who attended Star Wars Celebration Europe got a look at the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels.  It will be the first Star Wars animated series after the Disney-Lucasfilm merger, and the designs are meant to echo the designs of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.  One of the notable designs was the protagonist’s ship, Ghost.  Fans also got to see CG renderings of a stormtrooper, interiors of a star destroyer, and more.  As we previously reported, the series will take place during the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV, and shows “a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”

Hit the jump to check out some of the concept art as well as the announcement for the Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 and another box set for the entire series.  Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD in fall 2014.




star-wars-the-clone-wars-season-5-blu-ray-box-coverHere’s the press release regarding Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 and The Complete Series Box Set.  We’ve also included the trailer for the set and the box art for Season 5:

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, will release on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director’s cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.

In its Emmy-winning fifth season, the gripping Star Wars story moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Planets are rocked by revolution, ancient Jedi secrets are explored, and Ahsoka Tano — the spirited Padawan so central to the series — faces a major crisis that will change her forever.

For those wanting to relive every moment of the epic series from the beginning comes the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Collector’s Edition, also releasing on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (14-disc, $149.99 MSRP) and DVD (19-disc, $119.98 MSRP). All previous complete season sets have been collected here for the first time. With unique packaging, the Collector’s Edition also includes a brand new 54-page Art of The Clone Wars booklet that showcases concept art from across all five seasons, with many pieces never before published.

  • Lance

    Heck yeah. This is the right era, and these are the droids… starships… spacestations… and other McQuarrie-esque designs you’ve been looking for.

  • HydrogenChaos

    Setting it in between the prequels and the original trilogy is a smart move. Satisfy both types of Star Wars fans. Really hope the box set for the complete Clone Wars series looks snazzy. And hopefully there will be more on disc bonus features for it too.

  • Old Soldier

    Hopefully the characters won’t have that ugly carved wood look of the Clone Wars.

    • Scott

      I was thinking the same thing. I hope the characters aren’t overly stylized, like every incarnation of animation since the Holiday Special.

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  • Bronsolino

    I could smoke a quarter ounce and eat a porterhouse watching this.

  • Joseph M

    Rebels looks promising, but it would be wrong to cast Clone Wars to the bin of Star Wars culture. Although not set in the ‘classic era’, there were some excellent SW universe storylines and excellent underlying sociological themes (the episode where the senate bombs its own buildings to justify a war budget). Add to this some glorious visuals and artwork – in spite of the somewhat wooden human characters – and I say we have a show worthy of respect.


    Man I am gonna miss the clone wars, After season one it just got so strong!
    Good thing is that with “Rebels” we’re gonna have some Darth Vader action and Stormtroopers!. Good thing Dave Filoni is still at the helm and bring on more Paul Dini!!