Star Wars Rebels

Last Updated on: June 10th, 2024

Star Wars Rebels (Disney XD Show)

“Star Wars Rebels” is an animated television series set in the Star Wars universe. It aired on Disney XD from 2014 to 2018 and was created by Lucasfilm Animation.

The series is set between the events of “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope,” bridging the gap between the fall of the Galactic Republic and the rise of the Galactic Empire. It follows a group of rebels who band together to fight against the oppressive rule of the Empire.

The main protagonist is Ezra Bridger (voiced by Taylor Gray), a young Force-sensitive orphan who becomes a key member of the rebel group known as the Ghost crew. Other members include Kanan Jarrus (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.), a Jedi Knight in hiding; Hera Syndulla (voiced by Vanessa Marshall), the Twi’lek pilot and leader of the crew; Sabine Wren (voiced by Tiya Sircar), a Mandalorian explosives expert and graffiti artist; Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios (voiced by Steve Blum), a Lasat warrior; and the droid Chopper (voiced by Dave Filoni).

Throughout the series, the crew of the Ghost conducts covert operations against the Empire, working to undermine its control and support the growing Rebel Alliance. They encounter various iconic Star Wars characters, both from the original trilogy and from other animated series, such as “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

“Star Wars Rebels” explores themes of hope, sacrifice, and the fight for freedom. It delves into the characters’ struggles and growth as they learn to work together as a team and fight for a cause greater than themselves. The show also delves deeper into the mystical aspects of the Force, with Kanan serving as a mentor to Ezra in his Jedi training.

“Star Wars Rebels” has a dedicated fan base, appealing to both long-time Star Wars enthusiasts and newer fans of the franchise. Its combination of compelling characters, exciting action sequences, and its connection to the larger Star Wars mythology has solidified its place as a significant part of the Star Wars canon.


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Cast:

  • Taylor Gray: Ezra Bridger
  • Freddie Prinze, Jr.: Kanan Jarrus
  • Vanessa Marshall: Hera Syndulla
  • Tiya Sircar: Sabine Wren
  • Steven Blum: Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios
  • Dave Filoni: “Chopper”
  • Dee Bradley Baker: Captain Rex
  • Nathan Kress: Wedge Antilles
  • Forest Whitaker: Saw Gerrera
  • Genevieve O’Reilly: Mon Mothma
  • Phil Lamarr: Bail Organa
  • Julie Dolan: Princess Leia Organa
  • Anthony Daniels: C-3PO
  • Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka Tano
  • Sam Witwer: Emperor Palpatine
  • Ian McDiarmid: Emperor Palpatine
  • James Earl Jones: Darth Vadar
  • Stephen Stanton: Grand Moff Tarkin
  • David Oyelowo: Agent Kallus
  • Jason Isaacs: Grand Inquisitor
  • Philip Anthony-Rodriguez: Fifth Brother
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar: Seventh Sister
  • Robbie Daymond; Eighth Brother
  • Lars Mikkelsen: Grand Admiral Thrawn
  • Billy Dee Williams: Lando Calrissian
  • Jim Cummings: Hondo Ohnaka
  • James Arnold Taylor Young Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Stephen Stanton: Older Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Sam Witwer: Darth Maul
  • Frank Oz: Yoda

Crew:

  • Creators: Simon Kinberg, Dave Filoni and Carrie Beck
  • Producers: Kiri Hart, Athena Yvette Potillo and Carrie Beck
  • Executive Producer: Simon Kinberg, Dave Filoni and Greg Weisman

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