or


[01/28/14 - 01:41 PM]
Video: Disney XD Introduces Chopper, the Newest Droid in the Star Wars Universe
"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.

[via press release from Disney XD]

Meet Chopper, the newest droid in the Star Wars universe!

In Star Wars, droids are always eager to help out their human masters, drop whatever it is they're doing when called upon, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves to save others. Right?

Not quite. Introducing Chopper, a lazy, cranky (if ultimately goodhearted) astromech droid, and the latest character revealed from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series.

"If Artoo is the family dog," said Dave Filoni, executive producer of the show, "Chopper is the cat." Chopper is an essential crew member of the Ghost, tasked with keeping the starship running and operable for its band of heroes. In reality, thanks to his many "unique" upgrades and customizations, no other alien, human, or droid could handle the job.

The design of Chopper, a.k.a. C1-10P, takes cues from early Ralph McQuarrie concept art for R2-D2, especially the expressive arms that fold out of his head. As Star Wars Rebels takes place four years prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, Chopper's retro look creates an aesthetic continuity with droids of the original trilogy.

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.

About Disney XD

Disney XD is a basic cable channel and multi-platform brand showcasing a compelling mix of live-action and animated programming for Kids age 6-11, hyper-targeting boys and transporting them into worlds full of humor, unexpected fun and inspiring action-filled adventures. Disney XD-branded content spans television, online, mobile and VOD platforms. The programming includes series, movies and short-form, as well as sports-themed programming developed with ESPN. In the U.S., Disney XD is seen on a 24-hour, advertiser supported network that reaches over 81 million households via its basic cable and satellite affiliates. There are 29 Disney XD channels available in 25 languages around the world.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.

Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & (C) 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.





  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· STAR WARS: REBELS (DISNEY XD)









most recent video | view all posts
[06/30/15 - 06:35 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases "BoJack Horseman" Season 2 Trailer
The darkly hilarious, serialized animated adult comedy will premiere 12 new episodes only on Netflix on Friday, July 17.

[06/29/15 - 11:39 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases First Promo for the "Prime Crime" Line-Up Featuring Coveted Acquistions "Elementary" and "Person of Interest" Airing This Fall
The two popular procedurals, which will join fan-favorite "Blue Bloods" on weekdays in prime, will give viewers a binge-worthy opportunity to watch these series from the very beginning, diving into the cases and capers that unfold.

[06/29/15 - 09:39 AM]
Video: "Tig" - Main Trailer - Netflix
Comedian Tig Notaro finds life in the face of death in the Netflix original documentary "Tig," premiering Friday, July 17 only on Netflix.

[06/25/15 - 10:24 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases the First Teaser for Season Two of Its Critically Acclaimed Drama "Manhattan," Returning in October 2015
The first-look teaser for the critically acclaimed drama, returning this October, begs the question: "How much evil does it take to do good."

[06/25/15 - 10:00 AM]
Video: New Footage Revealed as NBC Launches New 60-Second Trailer of "Heroes Reborn"
Plus: "Heroes Reborn" has also revealed the official series synopsis.

[06/25/15 - 09:17 AM]
Video: AMC Releases a New On-Air Promo for "Fear the Walking Dead"
The network released today a new on-air promo for "Fear the Walking Dead," which is set to debut this August.

[06/19/15 - 08:25 AM]
Video: AMC Releases New "Fear the Walking Dead" Promo
The much-ballyhooed spin-off is set to debut this August.

[06/17/15 - 07:33 AM]
Video: First Trailer - IFC Teases "Documentary Now!"
This "slightly off" look at history is created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers, and stars Armisen and Hader.

[06/16/15 - 07:38 AM]
Video: "The Spoils Before Dying's" Jazzy New Trailer
This three night comedy miniseries event on IFC will air two back-to-back half-hour episodes Wednesday, July 8, Thursday, July 9 and Friday, July 10.

[06/15/15 - 10:34 AM]
Video: "A Deadly Adoption" - Official Extended Trailer
The film, starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, premieres this Saturday, June 20 on Lifetime.

[06/08/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: MTV Debuts All-New Trailer for Highly Anticpated Thriller "Scream" Premiering Tuesday, June 30th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
MTV and Dimension TV's "Scream" is based on the eponymous, international hit horror franchise.

[06/08/15 - 07:43 AM]
Video: BBC Earth Celebrates World Oceans Day June 8 with Global Multiplatform Launch of Original Short Film "A Thank You Would Be Nice" Starring SpongeBob SquarePants
In "A Thank You Would Be Nice," Sheldon J. Plankton makes the case for his kind as the world's most important lifeform.

[06/04/15 - 01:31 PM]
Video: "7 Days in Hell": "Eternal Flames" Tease (HBO)
This sports "documentary" brings together Andy Samberg and Kit Harington for a look back at a pair of fictional players from the not-too-distant past, who played the longest and greatest tennis match of all time.

[06/04/15 - 12:03 PM]
Video: Starz Releases First Video Featurette from "Blunt Talk" Starring Patrick Stewart
The series is set to premiere on Saturday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c.

[06/04/15 - 11:27 AM]
Video: Watch "Basketball Commentary," an All-New Video from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele - "Key & Peele" Returns July 8
Watch Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele as two basketball announcers offering candid observations about the game they're covering.