Star Wars Rebels made its long-awaited one-hour debut last night with Spark of Rebellion. The animated movie sets up the characters and storyline of this exciting new chapter in the Star Wars universe, and whether you enjoyed it or are saving it for later, a new 5 minute preview takes us deep inside this premiere while kicking off a new video series from Lucasfilm. It also offers our first peek at iconic droids R2-D2 and C-3PO as they are brought into the animated series.

In the first installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com shows off cast and crew interviews, coverage of the premiere's L.A. screening, and an exclusive clip from next week's all-new Star Wars Rebels episode.



At the premiere, Lucasfilm's Andi Gutierrez spoke with the cast about the experience thus far. "It's been overwhelmingly positive and wonderful," Tiya Sircar, voice of Sabine said. Jaime King, actress and longtime fan, says her child was introduced to Star Wars "since he came out of the womb." Dave Filoni, the show's executive producer, revealed that he showed Spark of Rebellion to George Lucas last week - and he loved it.



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In the StarWars.com offices in San Francisco, the show's creators discuss its development and what they like most about the era of Star Wars Rebels. For Joel Aron, CG supervisor, it's being chronologically close to A New Hope. Kilian Plunkett, art director, loves working with the Empire.



Check out this in-depth look at the first episode, along with never-before-seen footage from next week's Droids in Distress which promises the arrival of a couple of beloved and very iconic droids.

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