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'Star Wars Rebels' introduces new reluctant series hero, Ezra -- VIDEO

The new animated series Star Wars Rebels is the latest spin-off to come out of George Lucas’ epic space opera, and when the show premieres on the Disney Channel later this year, fans will see the rise of the Rebellion through the eyes of a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra.

Executive producer Dave Filoni and voice actor Taylor Gray share some insight into Star Wars‘ new reluctant hero in a behind-the-scenes video that premiered Friday. Find out more about Ezra in the new clip below: READ FULL STORY

'Star Wars Rebels' teaser trailer: The saga's next chapter begins -- VIDEO

The Clone Wars are over — but the rebellion has only just begun.

Strike that: The rebellion begins next year, when Disney premieres an all-new animated Star Wars series. Star Wars Rebels, first announced in May, takes place during the 19 years that pass between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope. Details are still scarce, though The Hollywood Reporter writes that David Oyelowo of Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Freddie Prinze Jr. are in talks to join its voice cast.

Check out the tantalizing teaser below.


Scoop on the 'Phineas and Ferb' tribute to 'Star Wars'; Plus, what would a 'Star Wars'/Marvel universe crossover look like?

Disney has started to cash in on the countless crossover opportunities presented by the studio’s 2012 purchase of LucasFilm. Last month, the House of Mouse announced that a one-hour TV special will feature characters from both Star Wars and Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb. EW now has more details on the special that will air in 2014.

As previously announced, step-brothers Phineas and Ferb will appear as residents of Tatooine who are thrust into a galactic rebellion when the plans for blowing up the Death Star accidentally fall into their hands.

While promoting their upcoming crossover with the Marvel universe, Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh told EW that the Star Wars tribute takes place during the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


'Disney Fandom' to celebrate fans of Disney, Pixar, 'Star Wars,' Marvel, and more -- EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK

Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean fans are done celebrating. Starting tonight, Disney XD will air a three-day programming event called Disney Fandom in honor of fans that will showcase exclusive looks at the latest from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars. The special channel takeover aimed at fans 13 and older will highlight fan favorite content, airing the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films as well as specials such as the Star Wars Tech documentary and Once Upon a Time: For the Fans. On The Red Carpet: Disney Fandom Edition kicks off the event with a look at what went down at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Also featured are sneak peeks into the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Two, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Guardians of the Galaxy. The programming event has an online presence with features such as a printable show schedule, fan polls, and games from Marvel and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Check out what serious Star Wars dedication looks like in this sneak peek for Live Well Network’s special edition My Family Recipe Rocks – Star Wars, airing Thursday at 8 p.m.:

'Phineas and Ferb' planning hour-long 'Star Wars' tribute episode

May the synergistic force be with you!

When Disney purchased LucasFilm in 2012, all sorts of tantalizing crossovers immediately became possible — and now, the acquisition is finally starting to pay dividends for fans of Phineas and Ferb.

The Mouse announced today that the popular cartoon will premiere an “epic ode” to Star Wars on Disney Channel and Disney XD next year. The one-hour special “places the characters of Phineas and Ferb in the same space and time as the world of Star Wars,” though according to a synopsis, it doesn’t seem as though they’ll necessarily interact with any of the sci-fi franchise’s own characters.

Here’s a lengthy, official description of what creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh have in store:


'Star Wars' takeover coming to Disney's Club Penguin

Stormtroopers and Penguins?

Your kids may want penguins added to the official Star Wars story after Disney’s Club Penguin has its first event with the iconic franchise. The Star Wars Takeover, available to play beginning July 25, will feature Darth Herbert and the evil Empire threatening the island. Your child (or, let’s be honest, you) can then join the rebel forces to battle Stormtroopers, steal the secret plans and destroy the Death Star (seen in the exclusive image above). Penguins will also be able to dress up like some favorite Star Wars characters while they try to save the galaxy.

Takeovers aren’t new to the game site — Marvel, Shake It Up! and Monsters University have all had turns — but fans have long been clamoring for a Star Wars one. Check out a game trailer below: READ FULL STORY

LEGO's 'The Yoda Chronicles': EP previews premiere -- EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

Last week, LEGO unveiled a full-sized X-wing starfighter straight out of the Star Wars universe. Tonight, LEGO will debut The Yoda Chronicles on Cartoon Network, a three-part animated dive back into that universe (airing throughout the year) that follows a new Sith plan to create Force-enhanced clones and Yoda’s attempts to stop them. The result continues the LEGOs/Star Wars tradition of mixing references with irreverence. It’s a style familiar to anyone who has played a LEGO video game or watched previous LEGO animated specials, such as The Empire Strikes Out. READ FULL STORY

Behind the scenes of the world's largest LEGO model: A life-sized X-wing starfighter

LEGO is breaking its own record: Today, the toy company unveiled a life-sized model of the Star Wars X-wing starfighter in Times Square. It’s the world’s largest LEGO model, 42 times larger than the retail set and 43 feet long, with a 44 foot-wide wingspan. It’s a project more than a year in the making, requiring 32 builders to work for some 17,000 hours in the Czech Republic. Last week, LEGO invited EW to the hangar where the model was kept, in top secrecy, for several days after being shipped by boat from Europe. “Honestly, I didn’t think we could pull it off,” says Erik Varszegi, a LEGO master builder who worked as a consultant on the project. “I mean I’ve worked on some big things before, but nothing quite like this.”


'Schoolhouse Rock!' meets 'Star Wars': Love!

I’ve already proclaimed my love for Schoolhouse Rock!, and our Star Wars obsession around here (and here) is without question, so it should be no surprise that this mash-up of Star Wars scenes to the tune of “Interjection!” would make my heart sing. Not to mention put the song into my head (and yours) for the rest of the day. You’re welcome!

While it’s not as Twitter friendly as the president’s “Jedi mind-meld” of Star Trek and Star Wars, it’s still a lot of fun. Take a look at the clever video after the jump but WARNING: one of the last interjections isn’t really for kids.


'My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic': 10 great pop-culture homages, from 'Lucy' to 'Lebowski'

Yes, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic is designed primarily for children. But adults who watch the show will be delighted to discover a world of references engineered to go right over its target audience’s tiny heads — specifically, homages to grown-up touchstones like Star Wars, Top Gun, and even The Big Lebowski (pictured above).

Before the cult hit airs its season finale this Saturday, get acquainted with it by watching Friendship Is Magic‘s 10 best nods to entertainment classics, placed in the order in which they appeared on the show.

1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

After saving the land of Equestria from the wicked spirit Discord in season 2’s “The Return of Harmony,” the six pony pals at the center of the series are lauded as heroes — much like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo at the end of the first Star Wars movie. See the pony version of this scene below — then watch the second video to see how perfectly it syncs up with A New Hope‘s conclusion.


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