Star Wars Rebels
|Star Wars Rebels|
|Based on||Star Wars|
by George Lucas
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||75 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||Approx. 22 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney–ABC Domestic Television|
|Original network||Disney XD|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||October 3, 2014 –|
March 5, 2018
|Preceded by||Star Wars: The Clone Wars|
Star Wars Rebels is an American 3D CGii animated series produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation. It is set 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The visual style of Star Wars Rebels is heavily inspired by the original Star Wars trilogy concept art by Ralph McQuarrie. The series premiered on October 3, 2014 on Disney Channel, with a movie special, titled Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.
Episodes[change | change source]
Shorts[change | change source]
Adapted from books turned in to short one minute to promote the series and made available online.
|1||The Machine Ghost||August 11, 2014||101A|
|2||Art Attack||August 18, 2014||101B|
|3||Engagement||August 25, 2014||101C|
|4||Property of Ezra Bridger||September 1, 2014||101D|
Season One (2014-15)[change | change source]
|No. overall||No. in season||Title||Date||Code|
|1||1||Spark of Rebellion||October 3, 2014||102-103|
|2||2||roids in Distress||October 13, 2014||104|
|3||3||Fighter Flight||October 20, 2014||105|
|4||4||Rise of the Old Masters||October 27, 2014||106|
|5||5||Breaking Ranks||November 3, 2014||107|
|6||6||Out of Darkness||November 10, 2014||108|
|7||7||Empire Day||November 17, 2014||109|
|8||8||Gathering Forces||November 24, 2014||110|
|9||9||Path of the Jedi||December 1, 2014||111|
|10||10||Idiot's Array||December 8, 2014||112|
|11||11||Vision of Hope||December 15, 2014||113|
|12||12||Call to Action||December 22, 2014||114|
|13||13||Rebel Christmas||December 25, 2014||115|
|14||14||Rebel Resolve||February 23, 2015||116|
|15||15||Fire Across the Galaxy||March 2, 2015||117|
Season Two[change | change source]
Lucasfilm and Disney have confirmed a second season.
|No. overall||No. in season||Title||Date||Code|
|16||1||The Siege of Lothal||June 20, 2015||201-202|
|17||2||Heating Malfunction||June 27, 2015||203|
|18||3||The Lost Commanders||October 14, 2015||204|
|19||4||Relics of The old Republic||October 21, 2015||205|
Release[change | change source]
Broadcast[change | change source]
The series began airing in the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 16, 2014. In Australia, premiered on October 17, 2014. The series started airing in South Africa on October 18, 2014 and in Canada on October 19, 2014.
Home media[change | change source]
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion was made to DVD on retailers that came including character shorts, plush toy and prievew of season one.
Reception[change | change source]
Ratings[change | change source]
The one hour special garnered 2.743 million viewers in the United States, the second most on the network that night. Worldwide, it delivered a total of 6.5 million viewers.
Critical reception[change | change source]
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 78, based on 4 reviews indicating "generally favorable reviews".
IGN and Variety in particular had strong praise for the pilot movie, Spark of Rebellion, but their only real criticism was the appearance of the Wookiees in the film, being cited as not all that impressive compared to the rest of the animation.[source?]
References[change | change source]
- Hibberd, James (January 23, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels' interview: New series goes to dark places, embraces 1977 film's spirit". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
- "STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION PREMIERES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3 ON DISNEY CHANNEL". starwars.com. Star Wars. August 19, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
- Newbold, Mark (2014-10-07). "Star Wars Rebels is back and it's all kinds of amazing". Metro. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
- ""Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion" premieres Friday, October 3". www.foxtel.com.au/whats-on/foxtel-insider. Foxtel. August 22, 2014. Archived from the original on October 31, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- "Disney Channel presents new and upcoming shows". screenafrica.com. Screen Africa. August 20, 2014. Archived from the original on May 4, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- "Family Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior put the "all" into Fall with stellar 2014 programming lineup". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. August 26, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- Kondolojy, Amanda (October 6, 2014). "'Star Wars Rebels' Delivers 6.5 Million Viewers on Disney Channel and Disney XD Around the World". tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. TV By the Numbers. Archived from the original on October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
- "Star Wars Rebels – Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 7 October 2014.