Animated “Star Wars Rebels” Hits 2014

Disney has given the green light to Lucasfilm Animation’s new television series “Star Wars Rebels” which will launch Fall 2014.

The cartoon will premiere as a one-hour special on Disney Channel before commencing as a TV series on Disney XD, with production already underway.

Set between the prequels and the original trilogy, the story is set in 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.”

Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: First Class,” “Sherlock Holmes”) is executive producing and will write the premiere episode. Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”) and Greg Weisman (“Young Justice”) will also executive produce.

Source: The Live Feed