Star Wars Rebels gave hungry fans a taste of the old world with its Vader-centric Season 2 premiere, but with fresh installments months away, the acclaimed animated series has its own Season 1 Blu-ray / DVD ahead. Preview the return of Star Wars Rebels’ landmark opening season, and see what features lie in store!
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If you keep your eyes peeled during Tangled you can catch a glimpse of some other Disney classics. In the background, there are nods to Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, plus other references from classic Disney fairy tales. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which lets it hair down with Tangled!
We’ve known since Star Wars Rebels’ first season finale that Darth Vader would put in a more significant Season 2 appearance than James Earl Jones’ early cameo, but this Saturday’s premiere can’t help showing off the original Star Wars baddie. Vader again shows his skill in a new clip from Season 2, while a cast featurette shows off the significance of his return.
Star Wars Rebels will continue the fight for Season 2 as early as this coming Saturday, but “The Siege of Lothal” will hardly prove the greatest challenge. Darth Vader himself, again voiced by the legendary James Earl Jones, decimates our titular Rebels in the first clip of the new season.
It’s common for early teaser trailers to act as announcements, introducing a the existence of a film before proper previews show up to talk about little things like plot and character. It’s less common for a trailer to give its viewers — ostensibly, in this case, children — the definition of “anthropomorphic” so they can easily digest a high concept. Welcome to the internet, Zootopia trailer. You are certainly one of the more unique teasers we’ve seen in a little while.
Thanks to computer animation’s relatively quick turnaround, Star Wars Rebels will already bring us “The Siege of Lothal” on June 20, picking up Season 2 with Darth Vader (James Earl freakin’ Jones!) firmly on the hunt for the titular Ghost crew. The latest trailer for Season 2 has arrived, along with a new character piece exploring the return of Ahsoka Tano.
75 years after its release, Fantasia remains one of the most unique animated movies ever made and an anomaly in the Disney canon. There is little-to-no story to be found, just a series of gorgeous and evocative (and unconnected) sequences that dramatize various pieces of classical music. It’s the absolute definition of “movie that would never, ever get greenlit in the year 2015.” Still, that won’t stop Disney from taking one of the film’s most iconic sequences and adapting it into a live action movie. Because why think up a new idea, right?
The modern animated fare of Disney and Dreamworks are no stranger to TV series tie-ins, but rarely to the film’s stars get Tangled up in the effort. The Disney Channel has done exactly that however, roping in Zachary Levi and Mandy Moore for a new Tangled series to debut in 2017.
Marvel and Disney have an understandable habit of tailoring the animated series to match the films (just look at Guardians of the Galaxy), and both Avengers Assemble and Ultimate:Spider-Man are in line for makeovers. Not only will either get new seasons, but they’ll do so as Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6.
Star Wars Rebels feels the force of a largely unexplored period in Star Wars history, but did you know the Disney XD animated series owes quite a bit to Ralph McQuarrie’s original movie concept art? Or that it needs its own continuity expert on the films? These are just some of the Imperial intelligence to uncover in the eighth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which ignites the spark of Disney’s Star Wars Rebels!