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    May 20, 2013, 9:36 AM - STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #1

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    May 20, 2013, 9:49 AM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #2

    Wow! McQuarrie style X-Wing and TIEs. I could not be more excited about this. I hope they skip some time after ROTS as I do not care to se Jedi Purge type stories. I am so sick of Jedi. Nothing but Jedi since 1999. I need a break from them.
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    May 20, 2013, 9:53 AM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #3

    Interesting. I could be convinced to check it out, based on the timeframe, depending on what the animation style is. I really could NOT get into the first Clone Wars thing due in no small part to despising the Tartakovsky animation style.
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    May 20, 2013, 12:22 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #4

    Mara Jade's Father said: View Post
    Wow! McQuarrie style X-Wing and TIEs. I could not be more excited about this. I hope they skip some time after ROTS as I do not care to se Jedi Purge type stories. I am so sick of Jedi. Nothing but Jedi since 1999. I need a break from them.
    I'm sure it wont be all about Jedi...but I'd expect to see them at least on occasion.
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    May 20, 2013, 12:51 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #5

    I've definitely taken the bait that it will be based on McQuarrie's art hook, line, and sinker.

    but I'm almost certain they'll spice that with the dayglow kid friendly design elements that make the prequils and the clone wars cartoons so hard to look at and enjoy.
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    May 20, 2013, 12:56 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #6

    Finally, a series that isn't based around a fake struggle or has a child murdering psychopath for a main character.... well, at least not yet.
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    May 20, 2013, 1:11 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #7

    I hope it is 2D cel animation. It has an organic, unpredictable nature that gives it an advantage over sterile CG animation.

    If they do go with CG, let's hope they start over on the character models. I think we can all agree the blocky Thunderbirds look of the Clone Wars models was a misstep that nobody ever warmed up to.
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    May 20, 2013, 1:21 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #8

    I would argue the quality of animation in the Cline Wars in the final season was spectacular and as they have developed their animation technology to that point would suspect they will continue that style.
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    May 20, 2013, 1:26 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #9

    I was really hoping for a post ROTJ series to lead into Episode 7, but this premise sound fun. Although it does fall into that same issue that many had problems with the prequels and the clone wars (we already knows how it ends).

    As long as the stories are good, I really do not care about the animation style. I trust that we will get something cool.
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    May 20, 2013, 1:27 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #10

    Bryancd said: View Post
    I would argue the quality of animation in the Cline Wars in the final season was spectacular and as they have developed their animation technology to that point would suspect they will continue that style.



    I agree. The quality of the animation was great. But the character models of the human characters were just awful. Joel Aron knew how to light it and make it look beautiful, but those human character models given to him were like handing a box of Crayolas to Frank Frazetta.
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    May 20, 2013, 3:40 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #11

    I am not sure what's with all the hate with the CW animation. People watch anime and do not have a problem with the pointy hair, really round eyes and non realistic mouth. Jeeze, I really hate anime. Now I will admit that given a choice between CW style and a more realistic modeling, I would choose the more realistic approach. But no matter what, I am watching.
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    May 20, 2013, 3:45 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #12

    awesome... just as I had hoped and predicted in our talk about The Clone Wars coming to an end. I had figured the time frame between Rots and New Hope or at least just before new hope would be done... because with that not only does Vader live again but we still have Artoo and Threepio working for Capt. Antilles aboard the Tantive IV, we will get stormtroopers, and in theory, they could stretch a little and there are still Jedi hold outs that Vader has to "hunt down and destroy" we could even see soem of them visiting Yoda on Dagobah perhaps... a bit of a stretch but GL did have a "list" of those that visited Yoda while he was in seclusion in his bible he handed over to Disney and Kathleen Kennedy... Yoda is a beloved character so why not? Also a young Leia Organa on her "mercy missions" working spy networks while building up the rebel alliance! ooooh I'm so stoked for this!

    "Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. " YES!
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    May 20, 2013, 3:45 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #13

    Not particularly a fan of the CW style but you could tell it was very well done and it certainly had my kids enthralled. This series spans a time that I think could make for some really cool stories. I hope they do it well!
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    May 20, 2013, 3:46 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #14

    vader1974 said: View Post
    ...Although it does fall into that same issue that many had problems with the prequels and the clone wars (we already knows how it ends).
    You must really hate roller coasters.

    It is not about the destination, it is about the journey.

    CW did a really good job with dealing with many overlying issues that affected or were affected by the war. That type of story really filed out the series and also enhances the actual movies too. I have always wanted to know things about the rebellion.
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    May 20, 2013, 4:06 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #15

    the fact that Filoni is wanting to use concept art from McQuarrie and the color palette he chose will give it a great authentic look. Filoni was already doing this in CW using many of Joe Johnston's concept art ("Ben" Kenobi's early concept Mandalorian suit is one example) and I always loved picking out little things that only die hard SW fans would understand... this show is going to be really fun!
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    May 20, 2013, 4:21 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #16

    Mara Jade's Father said: View Post
    I am not sure what's with all the hate with the CW animation. People watch anime and do not have a problem with the pointy hair, really round eyes and non realistic mouth. Jeeze, I really hate anime. Now I will admit that given a choice between CW style and a more realistic modeling, I would choose the more realistic approach. But no matter what, I am watching.
    I hate anime too. Funny, your avatar looks manga inspired actually.

    I think later on, the designs got better with Clone Wars, but when you take a look at the dreadful Dooku and Obi Wan models with those woodcut beards... Ugh. I'm sure Filoni wished he could go back and do a re-do.

    I hope everyone involved sees this as an opportunity to redesign character styles and up their game. The fact that they are starting with McQuarrie art is a good sign.
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    May 20, 2013, 4:51 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #17

    Hedjii72 said: View Post
    I hate anime too. Funny, your avatar looks manga inspired actually.
    You are correct. It is a modified version of an artist rendering of an anime style TPM Obi Wan (Padme was also in the original image). I have used that avatar in one form or another since I became a member back in 1999 and it is easily recognizable of my account here. Most likely if i had to chose one today, it would not be Anime.
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    May 20, 2013, 4:59 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #18

    I would rather they continue with the Clone Wars style animation.

    The stories in the 2d Clone Wars were great and all, but I think all in all, the 3d series came together much nicer. The series has a distinctive visual style which is very cinematic. I don't know if anyone has had the chance to see Clone Wars on a theater screen, but I've been to two of the screenings at Lucasfilm, and it looks simply fantastic on the big screen. Filoni has basically said that they think about visual presentation from a "big screen" perspective.

    I think the title "Rebels" is kind of a dead giveaway that it won't be too Jedi-centric.
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    May 20, 2013, 5:38 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #19

    I'm so excited for this, but disappointed that it's on Disney XD.
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    May 20, 2013, 7:45 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #20

    This sounds cool. I also don't want to see Jedi all the time, BUT this is the period where Vader was supposed to be hunting the remaining Jedi. On a side note I'd like to here an official number from Lucas on how many Jedi survived Order 66, and then how many were left by the time of the OT.

    Really I'd like to see a lot of commando type operations. The McQuarrie concept stuff sounds cool, but the Rebels weren't supposed to have gotten anything as new as an X-Wing until close to ANH. What would be cool is to see them removing the plating from the Y-Wings.
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    May 20, 2013, 8:21 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #21

    Fingers crossed. I love Clone Wars so another animated show covering different material is quite welcome.
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    May 21, 2013, 8:05 AM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #22

    Sluis Van Shipyards said: View Post
    I also don't want to see Jedi all the time, BUT this is the period where Vader was supposed to be hunting the remaining Jedi.
    All we know is what time frame this falls, but not the exact start. There is no reason the series has to pick up right after the end of the war. Personally I would like to see it start 10 years later, right in the middle of the timeframe.

    The purge stuff is not official enough to to be adhered to. LFL has no obligation to follow it. For all we know, the empire never knowingly encountered another Jedi from a few days after Order 66 till Luke.

    I do hope we get some insight of the change from clone troopers to Stormtroopers. Are there clones still in existence? If not, why did they stop using them?

    I also hope to see how the rebellion is funded. Are there secret corporate backers or just donation of equipment from resisting worlds. Do Hutts worry that the empire may be a threat?

    I would also think it would be cool to establish the R Mc art showing two Death Stars being built.
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    May 21, 2013, 8:32 AM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #23

    That'd be cool. As far as the animation style goes, I think you can do something along the lines of anime-inspired stuff while still having it look...hmm....grounded? Not necessarily "realistic" or "close to human" but a little less stylized. There are a range of anime styles out there. I didn't see much of the later Clone Wars show, but the earlier one by the guy who did Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack I couldn't STAND. Mostly because I just hate his style across the board. It's fine for wacky kids shows, but for something like Star Wars it's TOTALLY wrong. From the still frames I've seen, something like the Tron: Uprising style would be fine. It's still out there enough to be relatable to kids, but grounded enough to look realistic for adults.

    Or maybe something like the animation for the missing episodes of Doctor Who: The Invasion. Again, stylized, but still grounded.
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    May 21, 2013, 1:55 PM - Re: STAR WARS Rebels new animated series! #24

    It'll never happen in a million years but I would squeal like a little girl if it was animated like this:

    Star Wars Tie Fighter Animation (WIP) by otaking77077 with sounds SFX! - YouTube

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