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Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

My family is a big fan of Star Wars. We’ve seen all of the movies and own the DVDs. In fact, my daughter watched all six movies with my husband over the summer. So she was very excited to hear about the new animated one-hour movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion that will premiere on the Disney Channel. We’ve seen the previews for it and it looked so exciting! She also knew that the time frame that the story takes place is between movies Star Wars: Episode III and Star Wars: Episode IV.

Star Wars Rebels_Poster

The story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, explosives expert Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

 

 

We were invited to a special showing of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. My daughter was thrilled to be able to see it on the big screen! It was a fun treat to take part in the activity centers – coloring stations, balloon artists making lightsabers for kids to play with and even Star Wars tattoos.

Star Wars Rebels_Coloring

Executive Producer Dave Filoni introduced the movie to the fans in the movie theater. You could feel the excitement from the kids and even some of the adults too!

At the beginning of the movie, you meet Ezra, the blue-haired rebellious teenager. He teams up with Kanan – a Jedi survivor, droid Chopper (think R2D2), warrior Sabine, starship pilot Hera and mighty Zeb. Together they make up the crew of the starship Ghost. Their mission? To rescue the Wookies who have been taken to the mines of Kessel.

Star Wars Rebels_Cast

Sabine, pictured here with my daughter, is our favorite character. She’s a tough cookie who, time after time, is able to outmaneuver Agent Kallus.

Star Wars Rebels_Sabine
This one-hour movie is fun and fast-paced. Your kids will be begging to see more after it is over. But not to worry, as this movie kicks off the brand new animated series Star Wars Rebels!

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion premieres on the Disney Channel on October 3, 2014. Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere on October 13th on Disney XD.
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I attended a media preview of Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion. All opinions are my own.

Jennifer

Jennifer

Jennifer is a news and pop culture junkie. Her day job at a national online babysitting resource keeps her busy. During her spare time she volunteers at her daughter's school, works on her blog, Real Mom of SFV, freelances for various online publications and watches too much reality TV. You can follow Jennifer on Twitter @RealMomOfSFV & check out her many foodie pics on Instagram @realmomofsfv.

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5 Comments

  1. October 6, 2014 at 8:46 am — Reply

    My son loves this show already, can’t wait to see more episodes.

  2. October 6, 2014 at 8:12 am — Reply

    My son was watching something like this on the Disney Channel the other night. We are defintiely big fans of the Star Wars franchise.

  3. October 6, 2014 at 6:50 am — Reply

    My kids are really looking forward to seeing this movie. And I LOVE Freddie Prinze Jr. so it must be good!

  4. October 6, 2014 at 6:47 am — Reply

    I’m still an old skool Star Wars kinda gal. Give me Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi any day. Otherwise I’ll stick with the rom-coms. It does look like a fun event though!

  5. October 6, 2014 at 4:39 am — Reply

    I caught a bit of it and thought it was great. So I stopped watching it and have it recorded so I can watch it with the boys.

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