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.
Star Wars Rebels The Complete Season 2 Blu-ray | DVD
Starring Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar, Jr. Freddi Prinze, Steve Blum
Walt Disney Studios
Release date: August 30, 2016
Picture the quality in sound, visuals, and storytelling of a television series like Game Of Thrones, and then imagine those qualities in a CGI-animated show that’s relatable to both children and adults, and you’d have Star Wars Rebels.
Set within the nearly two decades between the Episode III and Episode VI live-action feature films, Rebels introduces a new hero to the Star Wars universe — Ezra (Taylor Gray), a young orphan from Lothal, which is one of the Imperial-occupied Outer Rim worlds. In Season 1 of the series, Ezra — who previously made his way in life as a petty thief — joins the crew of the rebel ship Ghost, piloted by the Twi’lek Hera (Vanessa Marshall); Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a Jedi survivor of the Order 66 massacre; the gruff Lasat Zeb (Stephen Blum), Sabine (Tiya Sicar), a teenaged Mandalorian weapons expert and artist; and C1-10P aka “Chopper,” an astromech droid C1-10P pieced together from scraps by Hera.
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.
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Blu-ray | DVD | Video On Demand
Directed by: Chris Berkeley, Lauren Montgomery, Jay Oliva
Written by: Eddie Berganza, Alan Burnett, Todd Casey, Dave Gibbons, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim, Geoff Johns, Peter J. Tomasi
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Jason Isaacs, Elisabeth Moss, Kelly Hu, Arnold Vosloo, Grey DeLisle, Steve Blum, Henry Rollins, Roddy Piper
DC Entertainment/Warner Bros.
Release Date: June 8, 2011
DC’s animation department has done a terrific job with all of their animated features showcasing some of the biggest names in DC’s library, and the next film in this legacy is the anthology style film, Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. When I popped this into my Blu-ray player, honestly, I wasn’t sure to expect. I’ve been a fan, overall, of the DC animated films and their adaptation of All-Star Superman was almost perfect, it captured the heart and story of the comic while also making things cohesive for the animated medium. All-Star Superman is probably my favorite of the films, but I had an emotional tie to that story, and while I’ve loved the majority of these animated titles, I can’t say the same about Green Lantern: First Flight, the least favorite out of all the features.