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Old July 18 2014, 11:28 PM   #811
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

If some stormtroopers bang their heads together, or a formation of them knock each other over like bowling pins, that will be Disney-esque and I'll be getting pissed.
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Old July 19 2014, 01:53 AM   #812
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

As long as the scripts are good and the dialogue is competent and entertaining most of the time that's probably the concern of most fans who are going to bother to watch Rebels in the first place. There are some who want nothing to do with a cartoon of the Star Wars universe and I respect their personal tastes and choices, but after watching The Clone Wars become one of the greatest and most impressive animated television series of the past one or two decades I'm not about to ignore the existence of the new show.

TCW often had stories that were just as good as if not superior to those of some of the live-action movies. I trust Dave Filoni.

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Well I think the assumption is it's the general style seen in Disney animated movies (and I do admit, Ezra does look an awful lot like Aladdin).
It's this. You more or less nailed it. Many in the fan community hold this view and I see it expressed with similar words on an almost daily basis.

That said, the tips of the hat to Ralph McQuarrie designs and other callbacks to the films and The Clone Wars (both televised and comic books) gives me a lot of hope that this show will be visually impressive albeit different from what came before.
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Old July 19 2014, 02:22 AM   #813
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Still though, looking at all the Rebels characters again, I don't see what the big deal is. They just look like pretty standard animated figures to me.
Yes, exactly. Disney has no monopoly on that 3D design style. Most 3D animated human characters look kind of similar, unless they go for rather drastic caricature like in The Clone Wars or Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, or for a cel-shaded look like Iron Man Armored Adventures.
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Old July 20 2014, 05:44 AM   #814
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Re: New Star Wars animated show "Rebels" coming fall 2014

The Rebels prequel novel, A New Dawn, is one of the excerpts included in Del Rey's new 2014 free sampler. It also includes excerpts for the other upcoming books.
I already read the excerpt, and it mostly focuses on some Imperial characters who I haven't heard off, but there is a tiny bit with Hera.

A there is a short description at the end of excerpt that says the book will tell the story of how Hera and Kanan first met and ended up working together.
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Old July 20 2014, 06:00 AM   #815
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The Phineas and Ferb Star Wars Special is next weekend and while I'm only peripherally curious about it I'm wondering if they won't have some kind of preview of Rebels.
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Old July 20 2014, 03:28 PM   #816
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the tips of the hat to Ralph McQuarrie designs and other callbacks to the films and The Clone Wars (both televised and comic books)
What are the callbacks to the comic books?
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Old July 20 2014, 05:26 PM   #817
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Well, apparently....
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Old July 20 2014, 06:09 PM   #818
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Oh, I thought you meant the Clone Wars comics from between 2002 and 2005.
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Old July 20 2014, 06:16 PM   #819
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Hey, who knows: there could always be shout-outs to older comics like those. Decanonized or not they could pick and choose elements from older written stories and recycle them in a new setting.
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Old July 21 2014, 12:51 PM   #820
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The Information Superhighway is teeming with Star Wars news/spoilers, I saw a lot of Rebels love over the weekend. There's a very shaky video of the Wolfpack unboxing a Star Wars Rebels Visual Dictionary for a podcast that causes seasickness with a potential frigate-load of spoilers for the series including new ships and villains.

On new villains:


On release dates/titles:


On old faces:
The flavor of good guys' support here is exciting and the book features
Coupled with a near-confirmation of
as well as a description from someone who either saw an extended clip or the whole thing including
In the book I was quite surprised to see


My thoughts on cooleddie74's spoiler about the building:
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Old July 21 2014, 04:00 PM   #821
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I read through the "Visual Guide" yesterday. I like the overall structure of the story, and the various characters seem interesting.
The part of the series that I am most interested in as of right now is the hand weapons. The Sith Inquisitor has a lightsaber with a blade that spins in a circle, the young hero has a combo lightsaber/blaster, and both the ISB agent and the alien warrior Zeb have a combination blaster rifle/force staff that is similar to those wielded by General Grievous' body guards.
All of them look very cool.
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Old July 21 2014, 06:37 PM   #822
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Well I think the assumption is it's the general style seen in Disney animated movies (and I do admit, Ezra does look an awful lot like Aladdin).
At least in feature CG there's a stylistic convention where "sexy" lead male characters should have really long noses with a huge bridge and eyebrows so straight across you could use them a ruler. Plenty of 2D examples since Aladdin, but for recent CG ones, you have Flynn Rider and Nod from Epic.
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Old July 21 2014, 06:43 PM   #823
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Weren't Aladdin and Flynn both Glen Keane designs? That would explain the resemblance.
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Old July 21 2014, 10:50 PM   #824
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I read through the "Visual Guide" yesterday. I like the overall structure of the story, and the various characters seem interesting.
I'm definitely more excited about the new series after seeing parts of the new Visual Guide on YouTube. I haven't yet had the chance to see and read through the actual book itself but if the online videos posted by fans are any indication then it's definitely one fun Visual Guide and a worthy addition to a personal Star Wars reading collection.
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Old July 22 2014, 10:40 AM   #825
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And the extended trailer is out...

Nice way to have Kenobi on the show without *actually* having him on the show. A bit weird though to see him in the new style. His head looks all round and squishy...
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