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Walking into the theater to view the premiere was very exciting, it felt very Hollywood and I totally enjoyed seeing all the super fans dressed in costumes to view the new series. However, there was a voice in the back of my mind questioning myself. Would I really enjoy it? Sure, I loved the movies but an “animated” version of Star Wars? I knew it had been done before, in fact my husband and son loved the Star Wars Clone Wars series but I just never “found the time” to watch it with them. I told you, I’m so not that hardcore fan. So, going into this sneak peek, I just wasn’t sure.
Fast forward about an hour and a half after the final credits rolled, I was on the phone with my husband raving about it! In fact, I was calling to make sure he set the Tivo to record it premiere night. Yes, the series is that good! I instantly became a fan of the new series, I even developed an animation crush on the lead character Kanan Jarrus voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.
He is totally not your typical Jedi, in fact Freddie Prinze Jr. even commented about his uniqueness during the interview. “Cause he’s not the normal Jedi. He’s not together. He doesn’t have it all figured out. He has maybe 3 answers. Forget all the answers and then two of them, he’s guessing on. You’ll literally see him sort of BS Ezra on some of these horse things that something like Master Yoda would be like, you know, there is no try, there’s only do. Where’s Kanana will be like give it your best shot. You’re not supposed to do that. He makes mistakes cause he was young and he didn’t get to complete his training in the way that an Anakin or the way that Luke could, you know what I mean?“
Dave Filoni: Well, we were kind of wrapping up the Series, Clone Wars with the big Disney purchase, you know, it was time for a change and Fans felt very strongly about the Show. It didn’t air so long, so many years but in all honesty, it just felt like something that we probably shouldn’t continue without George. So we wanted to come up with something new that represented this kind of new era of Star Wars and working with, Lucas Films Story team, we all quickly came up with the idea of Star Wars Rebels, carried back, the Story Team introduced the idea to make an A-Team like scenario and It just makes sense.
After the interview, the stars were kind enough to take a photo with us. After braving this group of Mom bloggers, we thought Freddie totally deserved his Light Sabre, a plastic one anyways!
It was a very fun day indeed and the cast of Star Wars Rebels are not only very talented but extremely nice. The Force would be proud!
Don’t forget to catch the premiere tonight at 9PM ET on the Disney Channel and the series begins October 13th at 9PM ET on Disney XD.