Star Wars Rebels: 9 Reasons You Need To Be Watching

It's pretty wizard.

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A huge hit with fans of all ages, Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels has set a new standard for animation. Now in its explosive third season, it has become essential viewing for anyone who is remotely interested in the Star Wars universe.

Rebels takes place before the events of A New Hope, focusing on a unique crew of rebels who ultimately become part of a much bigger picture. Providing the foundations for the rebellion forces, their adventure is the perfect expansion to what came before one of the best sci-fi franchises of all time.

The show boasts a selection of characters both old and new, and it manages to be a true successor to The Clone Wars cartoon. Fan-favourites pop-up throughout the show and new characters are established with some stellar writing.

With the release of Rogue One around the corner, there really is no better time to start watching Rebels. Lucasfilm’s superb cartoon has improved immensely since it started, and it showcases nail-biting drama, hilarious comedy and most importantly, epic lightsaber duels.

So, if you’re a fan of any sci-fi or animation, you’re doing yourself a disservice by not following Rebels already. And if that doesn’t sell you, here's why you need to start watching.


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