In anticipation of the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels Lucasfilm has debuted some new artwork which is part of the Galactic Empire’s new patriotism campaign.
According to The Force.net:
Star Wars Rebels marks the first original Star Wars entertainment produced by Lucasfilm as part of The Walt Disney Company. This all-new animated series tells the never-before-seen story of new heroes that dare to stand up to the ever-growing might of the Galactic Empire in the days before the Rebel Alliance formed.
To celebrate the launch of the series, Lucasfilm has created a set of limited edition cards that represent the world of Star Wars Rebels, a time when the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist, and the loyalty of its citizens is entrenched through fear and deception.
This image is one of the six cards included in an exclusive mailing being sent to 2500 people around the world on February 5th.
These are original illustrations from Amy Beth Christenson, a member of the Lucasfilm Animation art department working on the series.
The upcoming series is set between the events of Episode III and IV, an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It 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.
Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” It is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Source: The Force.net