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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2 Sets October Premiere, Plus First Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 2 days ago
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
We know, we know. Star Wars Rebels Season 2 already premiered a sample of its second round by the stellar “Siege of Lothal,” but the real debut of new Star Wars Rebels has at last set its premiere. Lock down your hyperdrives for October, when the crew of the Ghost takes on the mantle of Star Wars Rebels once more for Season 2.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Shows Drax’s Softer Side in New Origin Clips

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 6 days ago
Marvel / Disney XD
We don’t yet know how deeply the next Guardians of the Galaxy will delve into the history of its core five (save for Star-Lord’s pappy), while Disney XD’s upcoming animated series has taken care to introduce detailed origins glossed over by the films. Next up is Drax the Destroyer, whose history with Ronan the Accuser may have been more complicated than we realize.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 2 Sets New York Comic-Con Panel, Screening

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 20, 2015 @ 4:22 PM
Lucasfilm / Disney XD
Disney kept Star Wars Rebels out of Comic-Con 2015 and only had so much to offer at D23, but us New Yorkers are in for a treat come NYCC in October. Not only will New York Comic-Con screen the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, but so too have we intercepted the Empire’s panel plans.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Blasts Out Rocket Raccoon’s Backstory in New Clips

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 17, 2015 @ 3:22 PM
Marvel / Disney XD
One of the more interesting elements of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series has afforded movie-influenced backstories to each character, that while not necessarily canon, offer insightful looks into the character history James Gunn could only exposit in the film. Next up comes Rocket Raccoon, whose gruesome origins are a tough one to tackle for Disney XD.

‘Star Wars’ Lands Announced for Disneyland and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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by Britt Hayes August 15, 2015 @ 3:14 PM
Lucasfilm
And the Star Wars news keeps coming. In addition to officially confirming Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode 9 and revealing the first photo (and new casting) for Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney chief Bob Iger gave fans another treat: Star Wars lands are coming to Disney theme parks, and they’re going to be friggin’ huge.

Disney’s ‘Gigantic’ Animated Film Will Be the ‘Definitive’ Version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’

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by Britt Hayes August 14, 2015 @ 6:38 PM
Warner Bros.
During today’s animated presentation at D23, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar head John Lasseter announced Gigantic, a new, “definitive” take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story — because apparently Disney feels the need to have the final say on this whole Beanstalk business.

Disney’s Latest ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Promo is a Love Letter to Raccoons

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 14, 2015 @ 3:23 PM
Marvel / Disney XD
Anyone initially skeptical of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy quickly changed their tune at the prospect of talking raccoons and trees, something Disney XD’s upcoming animated rendition knows full-well. Our latest look at Guardians of the Galaxy writes a love letter to all raccoons, talking or otherwise.

Rumor: Disneyland Is Getting ‘Star Wars’ and Marvel Expansions

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by Jacob Hall August 12, 2015 @ 10:14 AM
Disney
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and Marvel, theme-park fans have wondered when the company would start to take advantage of their shiny new properties in their theme parks. And for a good long time, there was nothing. Marvel presented a tangled web of rights issues. Star Wars proved a creative challenge. But now, the floodgates look like they’re about to open. New rumors concerning the presence of both franchises at California’s Disneyland have emerged and it sounds like Disney isn’t kidding around.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reveals Groot’s Origin, Ronan and More in New Clip

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 10, 2015 @ 6:58 PM
Marvel / Disney XD
Guardians of the Galaxy gave (or at least alluded to) backstories of only four of its five members, but haven’t we all wondered who puts the Groot in “I am Groot?” Get the full story of Groot’s growth (as well as our first animated look at Ronan the Accuser) in a new short from Disney XD’s animated Guardians of the Galaxy!