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With today being May the 4th – Star Wars Day –  fans thought we might get some sort of announcement regarding Episode VII. While that remains to be seen, there is a little something to come out of the Disney/Lucasfilm camp. The trailer to the upcoming Star Wars Rebels series just hit. The animated show, set between Episodes III and IV, that will premiere this fall on The Disney Channel before taking its regular spot on Disney XD. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

You don’t need to see the trailer…This is not the TV programming you are looking for…

Somehow this looks cheaper and dumbed down in comparison to The Clone Wars Animated Series. I’m still really sore that Clone Wars was cancelled for this, but I’ll give it a chance. No point in knocking it before a full episode has even been aired I guess. Rebels has a lot to live up to, but on the other hand, early episodes of Clone Wars weren’t that great. Over time the animation and stories got better and better, leading to (in my opinion) the best Star Wars story told since Empire. What did you think of the trailer?

Also, according to JediNews Obi-Wan Kenobi will be a character in the series. It will be interesting to see if James Arnold Taylor continues his voice work for Obi-Wan as he did in The Clone Wars.

Here’s a description of the trailer:

Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.

Here’s a description of the series:

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

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