Today Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni appeared at a panel to give a first look at Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series Rebels for Star Wars Celebration Europe attendees, discussing the huge influence of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on the look and feel of the show, and revealing not only the series’ unique logo but select designs.
The official press release:
Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series for Star Wars Celebration Europe attendees today, discussing the huge influence of original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on the look and feel of the show, and revealing the series’ unique logo and select designs. Filoni talked at length about the use of McQuarrie art as a springboard for the series, showcasing many works from the original trilogy, including landscapes and characters, and detailing how they inform the visual identity of Star Wars Rebels.
While unable to attend in person, Executive Producers Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman shared their excitement for the series in a video message recorded specifically for Celebration attendees.
Star Wars Rebels 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.
FTN’s team at Celebration report that this ship (below) is called Ghost, and will be the main character’s ship and play a big part in the series.
Nerd Leader (Marc) was even able to pick up a Rebels shirt.