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Old Yesterday, 05:30 PM   #856
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

I'm hoping they refine the Stormtrooper helmets as time goes by so that they don't feel so awkwardly different from the classic OT helmet look, but if they don't I can live with them. It's just nice to have Imperial Stormtroopers back on the screen after all these years.
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Old Yesterday, 07:31 PM   #857
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

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who is the droid behind Chopper...?
It's McQuarrie's concept version of 3PO to go along with the concept version of R2 they're using for Chopper.

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Much like the Stormtrooper's helmets and their "mouths." Maybe this is what they looked like in the years before A New Hope or maybe from Disney's perspective it's just a cartoon and they wanted to "cartoon up" all of these familiar designs.
I'm not really seeing the problem with the Stormtrooper design myself. The helmets are obviously a bit larger, but the design still looks pretty faithful to me (albeit more simplified). And it's not like TCW didn't greatly simplify a lot of prequel designs over the years as well.

And I don't get why people keep saying this is all Disney's doing, as if the producers had no creative input at all or something. It seems much more likely to me that the simpler designs are only a result of the budget, and not some order or directive from Disney to "cartoon things up" as much as possible.
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Old Yesterday, 07:42 PM   #858
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

One of the first shots in TPM is based on an old Mcquarrie painting (Of the Falcon landing back when it used a different design which eventually evolved into the Correlian Corvette/Blockade Runner as well as the EU Correlian gunship):

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And that's certainly not exempt from criticism.

Also,the Special Edition added SFX in Cloud City in ESB also borrowed a few Mcquarrie concepts such as the other mining station seen in the "Cloud City at day" shot, and you can also see one of the gas balloons when the Millenium Falcon approaches the city. Plus ROTS's Kashykk owes a few things to Mcquarrie's designs for the Holiday special (Although not to the EU, which had the Wookies live in giant trees with no sea).
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Old Yesterday, 07:44 PM   #859
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

I'll submit that the design of that ship/shot is beneath notice regarding criticism - certainly less so than any X-wing or stormtrooper redesign.
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Old Yesterday, 07:54 PM   #860
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davejames wrote: View Post
And I don't get why people keep saying this is all Disney's doing, as if the producers had no creative input at all or something. It seems much more likely to me that the simpler designs are only a result of the budget, and not some order or directive from Disney to "cartoon things up" as much as possible.
I agree. A quick survey of Disney's TV shows will handily disprove the notion that there's any kind of uniform "house style" imposed upon them. On the contrary, for the past two decades, thanks to the influence of animators like John Kricfalusi, Matt Groening, and Bruce Timm, the design styles of American TV animation have become increasingly diversified, and now it's standard for each show (or multi-series franchise) to have its own extremely distinctive design sensibility, so that you can instantly tell what show a character belongs to just by the art style. Disney has been as much a part of that as any studio; nobody would mistake a Phineas and Ferb character for a Gravity Falls character or a Replacements character. And nobody would confuse the look of Disney's last 3D-animated series, Tron: Uprising, for the look of Star Wars: Rebels. The look of Rebels isn't a "Disney" look, it's the look chosen by the art director and character designers of this particular series.
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

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Plus ROTS's Kashykk owes a few things to Mcquarrie's designs for the Holiday special (Although not to the EU, which had the Wookies live in giant trees with no sea).
I like how James Luceno did some continuity spackle there: Chewie's hometown is "on the other side of the escarpment".
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

I really enjoyed the new trailer.
I especially got a kick out of the appearance by the original McQuarrie C3P0 design.
I was also a little surprised by the reveal that Luminara Unduli is still alive. I would have assumed all of the higher ranking Jedi Master would be killed on sight. I wonder if she'll play a role in the series past the first episode?
As for the stuff looking different in the show than in the OT, I had just assumed it was the art style, not necessarily an in universe thing.
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Old Today, 12:54 AM   #863
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

Maybe Luminara will features as a regular villain? I was very surprised to see her...
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