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Go Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Rebels (Concept Art + Video)

Shine up those lightsabers, Jedis. Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni (who served as supervising director of the Emmy Award-winning Star Wars: The Clone Wars) pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm Animation’s highly anticipated animated series during Star Wars Celebration Europe, talking about original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie’s major influence on the look and feel of the new show.

Related: Lucasfilm Ends ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and Promises New Adventures

And while details have been chained up tighter than Princess Leia in Jabba’s Palace, we do know that the action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades that has never been explored on screen before. It’s 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.

Star Wars Rebels won’t make its television debut until fall 2014 — broadcast as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, followed by a series on Disney XD — but until then, we do have some concept art to get us by:

Star Wars Rebels | Babble

Star Wars Rebels | Babble

 

Star Wars Rebels | Babble

And this. Because Pablo Hidalgo and Filoni are hilarious:

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Get more information about this developing project on StarWars.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/starwarsrebels.

Photo credit: Lucasfilm Animation

Video credit: Star Wars

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Travelhound Pilar wouldn’t mind being at Walt Disney World eating the ears off a Mickey ice cream bar right about now. But, since she can’t be at her “second home” year round, she curates happy thoughts on Disney Social Media Magic, a virtual springboard where breaking news and other Disneyfied thingamabobs are shared. For more mouse-minded geekery, join Pilar on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagram and personal site, One Mom Media.

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