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Star Wars Rebels starting on Disney XD in spring

2014-05-07 12:00
Cape Town – Star Wars Rebels, the brand-new animation TV show from Lucas film and Disney set in that galaxy far away will be starting in South Africa on Disney XD (DStv 304) in spring, sometime between September and November.

Star Wars Rebels will roll out much quicker for South African viewers on Disney XD than what predecessor series Star Wars: The Clone Wars ever did on Turner Broadcasting's Cartoon Network (DStv 301).

Star Wars Rebels is set to start showing in South Africa sometime between September and November this year, basically the same as in the United States.

Where Cartoon Network perpetually showed seasons of the much under-appreciated Star Wars: The Clone Wars at least a year to a year and a half after it started in America, the Force is clearly strong with Star Wars Rebels.

Channel24 has been told the roll-out dates for Star Wars Rebels in South Africa on Disney's channels are very much "in line with the US" and with episodes which will be seen in South Africa "at pretty much the same timeframe".

An exciting new 60 second trailer for Star Wars Rebels has just been released. Don’t mind the hardcoded "Autumn" in it and don't throw Banta poodoo – it’s a global trailer but focused on the Northern hemisphere, so it will be South Africa's spring.

Disney in South Africa also just launched a brand new Star Wars Rebels website, called "Master the Force" – it’s a one-stop shop for everything Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

Channel24 as been told Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD (DStv 304) in South Africa – first as a one hour special in spring, followed by Disney Channel (DStv 303). Star Wars Rebels will then premiere soon thereafter with new episodes of the first season on Disney XD.

Star Wars Rebels will follow the new adventures of a motley crew of rebels that includes a renegade Jedi and is set between the Episode III and Episode IV movies.

Watch the trailer here:

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