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Disney unveils first clip from 'Star Wars: Rebels' animated series

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It's nearly time to get your animated Star Wars fix. The new original animated series Star Wars: Rebels will premiere this fall with a one-hour special on Disney XD, and now we're getting our first real look at the show. Executive producer Dave Filoni and actress Vanessa Marshall, who voices rebel leader Hera in the clip, revealed the brief scene yesterday during a panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, California.

The art style may remind you of The Clone Wars, and that should come as no surprise — much of the key staff from that show made it over to Rebels despite the shakeup following Disney's blockbuster purchase of LucasFilm. Filoni said on the panel that the team was looking to capture the look of "classic Star Wars — what I saw when I was a kid in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back." He added, according to IGN, that the show will focus on a core group of rebels, which puts it more in line with the films than The Clone Wars. The series takes place between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, and we should see much more soon. For now, this brief clip will have to satiate you.