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Star Wars Rebels: Meet Greg Weisman, Executive Producer
Jay Cochran - December 03, 2013


Greg Weisman, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, chats with StarWars.com about Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series, his career journey, and more.



Star Wars Rebels leans towards Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in terms of tone, Weisman explains, and shows the early days of the Rebellion. When the series begins, the Rebellion is not yet organized, and the series will show how the Alliance forms over the course of seasons. "That is tremendously exciting," he says.

Weisman says he is a longtime geek, having read comics from a young age and getting his start as an editorial assistant at DC Comics. He worked his way up to associate editor and then transitioned into animation, eventually creating the Gargoyles cartoon for Walt Disney Television Animation, and recently worked on Young Justice.

Weisman saw Star Wars for the first time in 1977, when he was 13 years old, and loved it -- but The Empire Strikes Back stands as his favorite film the series. "Empire...blew my mind," he says, and also talks about his favorite Star Wars character and scene.

Despite all the hard work that goes into it, Weisman is very excited about Star Wars Rebels. "It's just really cool," he says.



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Bespin refugee
2015-03-05
5:57 pm

[url= (link) Witwer to voice Emperor Palpatine?[/url] 
Wheeljack35
2015-03-05
1:24 am

If anybody missed it or just would like to see it again...Here is the last few minutes of the season finale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqpDupMPfNA 
Bespin refugee
2015-03-04
5:05 am

[quote name='Wheeljack35' timestamp='1425432302' post='16819554'] [quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1425365538' post='16819545'] [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggYEpemcck]Rebels Recon #14 - Inside "Fire Across The Galaxy"[/url]... read more 
Wheeljack35
2015-03-04
1:26 am

[quote name='Kill Solo' timestamp='1425430147' post='16819553'] I see this being a two season show. Um.....No... 
Wheeljack35
2015-03-04
1:25 am

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1425365538' post='16819545'] [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggYEpemcck]Rebels Recon #14 - Inside "Fire Across The Galaxy"[/url] Personally, I thought the 'Vader's back' was a little bit of an over sell, ... read more 
Kill Solo
2015-03-04
12:49 am

Aw, I liked the Clone Wars crossover. That was nice. It's now over for the Rebels. Vader will crush them. I see this being a two season show. 
Bespin refugee
2015-03-03
6:52 am

[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xggYEpemcck]Rebels Recon #14 - Inside "Fire Across The Galaxy"[/url] Personally, I thought the 'Vader's back' was a little bit of an over sell, considering the was no James Earl Jones ('less is more' yeah yeah...) maybe in season ... read more 
hamsterboy
2015-03-03
3:00 am

So what did everyone think of the season finale? 
Bespin refugee
2015-02-26
5:46 pm

[url= (link) Finale Sneak Peek[/url] [url= (link) "Fear of the Past"[/url] 
jedimaster-c
2015-02-26
12:42 am

[quote name='Wheeljack35' timestamp='1423926748' post='16819071'] Has anybody find the figures yet? I see the two packs at TRU but i'm looking for chopper I have only seen Chopper a few times. I tell you what I have an extra I got in a trade if you need him. 
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