Animated "Star Wars Rebels" Hits 2014

By Garth Franklin Monday May 20th 2013 12:50PM

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.

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