Lucasfilm has announced the release date for Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Fourth Season on home video platforms, as well as the special features that will be included in the release.
Star Wars Rebels is a critically acclaimed 3D CGI animated TV series, produced by Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg, set before the events of A New Hope. The series stars Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Tiya Sircar, and Steve Blum. In the last year Star Wars Rebels was nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, and took the prize for best Best Animated Series or Film on Television at the 44th Saturn Awards held on June 27th.
You can find all of the details on the home video release in the press release below.
During Star Wars Celebration, fans of the Star Wars Rebels animated series, were provided insight into the characters’ mindsets and directorial decisions made in season 3, as well as hints of what to expect in season 4. The panel was led by David Collins, and featured an introductory interview with director Dave Filoni followed by the cast of Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, and Steven Blum.
The first trailer for the last season of Star Wars Rebels, Season 4, premiered at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today.
The trailer was shown during the Star Wars Rebels panel, which was hosted by actor and Star Wars aficionado David Collins, and featured director Dave Filoni and the cast with Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steven Blum, and the newly announced actor Warwick Davis.
Star Wars Rebels The Complete Season 1 Blu-ray | DVD
Created by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck
Starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Steve Blum, David Oyelowo, Jason Isaacs
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Release date: September 1, 2015
As a life-long Star Wars fan, I’ve always kept my ear to the ground for anything new in the universe, especially during those post-Jedi drought years. I would take anything I could get, even an Ewok adventure, if it meant more Star Wars and I devoured the offerings of the Expanded Universe. But, as with many fans like me, I became jaded and partially disinterested after the disappointing prequel films. While the Clone Wars animated series helped reinvigorate my love of the franchise and J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens feature film has given me hope that Star Wars can be restored to its former glory, I didn’t know what to expect of Star Wars Rebels, a new CGI-animated series airing on Disney XD.
After Disney acquired Lucasfilm, the company eventually revealed that all their new Star Wars projects — movies, TV show, books, video games, you name it — would be considered “canon,” with Rebels to be the first new on-screen project to meet this qualification. That means that everything that happens in Rebels would be considered official, sanctioned, true, untouchable, unchangeable — that’s a huge deal.
Let me just put it out there right up front: Star Wars Rebels is awesome and I love it.
Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels launched back in June with the one-hour animated TV movie Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal, but now regular episodes of the season are set to begin airing on Disney XD on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 9:30pm ET/PT, Disney announced today.
Check out a preview clip here below from the first regular episode of Season 2, “The Lost Commanders.”
For this new season, Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar will be a part of the voice cast in an undisclosed role; husband Freddie Prinze Jr. has been voicing one of the main characters, Kanan Jarrus, since the start of the series and will return in these new episodes.
Star Wars Rebels Season 1 will be available on Blu-ray and DVD starting Tuesday, September 1, 2015, and will contain all 15 regular episodes for the first season, along with bonus content, some of which has never been released before.