Star Wars: Rebels and The Cantina Forum Updates!

Rebels has updated its site with some Rebels news and we have a few announcements of our own after the jump!


First and foremost, has revealed that the premiere for Star Wars: Rebels: Spark of Rebellion has been moved up:

As the force grows stronger and Star Wars fans become more eager for the debut of the animated television movie Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, Disney XD has moved up the debut by three days, to Friday, September 26 for verified users of and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.


The new date will give verified WATCH Disney XD viewers a seven-day exclusive window to watch Star Wars Rebels before the global television debut Friday, October 3 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT in the U.S.) on Disney Channels around the world, ushering in the series beginning Monday, October 13 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.


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This only applies to people with access to these platforms and services. For the rest of us, we’ll have to wait until Friday October 3rd at 9 PM. Speaking of which, be sure to join us in The Cantina for the Star Wars: Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Premiere Party. Watch the show and then join all of your fellow fans in discussing everything new and exciting about the latest entry into the Star Wars universe canon. The staff will be handing out a couple prizes to lucky participants, so be sure to check the official thread to find out what they are.





Also, would like to proudly announce that we have just unveiled our latest development — Casino Cantina! Yes, fellow freaks and geeks, and Star Wars fans the world over. You can join us in The Cantina “Game Lounge” for a variety of gaming endeavors. It has just opened, so be sure to check it out as this is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg as we have much more planned for the future. AND if you’re not already a member, What on Tatooine are you waiting for?! Hop to it and join the fastest growing Star Wars community on the internets! Be one of the brave, the proud, the scum and villainy that can claim they joined-up at the very beginning!


See you inside!


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36 thoughts on “Star Wars: Rebels and The Cantina Forum Updates!

  • September 24, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I’ll be watching Rebels…. I won’t be expecting much, but I’ll be watching.

  • September 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    That’s one hell of an article, Echo-07. Good job!

  • September 24, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I’m 33 Years old and I’m actually pretty excited about Rebels! I just upped my cable package just so I can watch this. I’m sure It will be a fun show, and hopefully make me feel like a kid again. I wanted a show like this so bad when i was a young Jedi in training!

    • September 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      It’s ironic how so many people criticize the PT because it’s too kiddy-ish, and yet one of the main reasons people tune ino Rebels and follow the OT incessively is becuse it makes them feel like…. you guessed it,

      a kid.

      • September 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm

        star wars has always been for kids no matter what people say. Sure, adults can watch it too, but Lucas himself said that the saga was made as a new mythology for kids.

          • September 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

            Yes, they are. The fact that SW is entertaining for folk of all ages doesn’t mean Lucas didn’t make these films with children in mind, first and foremost.

          • September 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

            No, they’re not. they are made for a general audience, not the same thing.

          • September 24, 2014 at 9:19 pm

            Don’t delude yourself. No offense, but I’m interested in your personal opinion about this. I’m talking about facts, and the fact is that Lucas said many times that he made these films for 13 yr. old boys.

            Also, SW is Disney’s property now, only like the world’s leading children entertainment company. In short, like it or not, SW is made for children, period.

          • September 24, 2014 at 9:40 pm

            If Star Wars was made for children in mind, “first” and “foremost” they would “not” be as popular as they are. Because i’m sure the kids loved all the political debates. I don’t care what Lucas has to say, he’s contradicted himself on many occasion. Saying Star Wars was made “for” kids and not just everybody is like saying Ghostbuster was made for kids or Back To The Future. They’re movies made for a general audience and you’re telling me not to delude myself when i’m telling you the truth. Just because a’lot of kids watched it and liked it doesn’t mean its made for kids. A’lot of kids watched Raiders Of The Lost Ark , Jurassic Park, The Avengers that doesn’t mean that they’re kids movies. Reply back if you can restrain yourself from making insinuations about me.

          • September 24, 2014 at 10:06 pm

            Kids are only interested in Star Wars because of the political elements and human emotions/relationships. They want to know if any organizations are dominating the trade routes in the galaxy. They want to know the burning desires Anakin has for Padme. They want to know about the internal struggles of good vs. evil that Luke experienced. They want to understand the awkward early relationship between Luke and Leia. Kids want the love story between Han and Leia.
            AND, of course, they want to know that political stability has finally been achieved during the time period of Episode 7.

          • September 25, 2014 at 12:26 am

            “I’m talking about facts, and the fact is that Lucas said many times that he made these films for 13 yr. old boys.”

            But “13 year old boys” implies a completely different audience than “kids”. When you say something is “for kids”, most people are gonna think “children”.

            Star Wars is modern mythology. Myths tend to appeal to humans on a very basic level, and then acquire additional meaning as we go through life. So it’s no wonder the myth of Star Wars captures the imagination of kids and adults alike.

            The problem as I see it with the PT is that much of it seems aimed squarely at children. It lacks the timeless, mythical feeling of the OT that appealed to a larger audience.

          • September 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm

            You don’t care about what Lucas said, Duke? Fine. But still, he did create SW and sold it off to the world’s leading children entertainment corp. Now those are facts, not opinions.

            But if it’s opinions that count for you, then let me tell you that I also have one. And in my opinion SW is, was, and will always be for kids. Whether it’s kids at heart or literal kids, it is still for kids all the same.

            The proof is overwhelming: The reason why SW is still such a phenomenon to this very day is precisely because of the OT generation, who were obviously kids from ’77-83. Grownups did like it, sure. But it wasn’t them that kept it going all this time by buying toys, comic books, t-shirts, posters, etc. for 30+ yrs.

            And finally, the fact that full-grown folk would really say things like “I don’t care what Lucas said” or “the PT sucks” or some such childish nonsense, clearly means that some SW fans are still children at heart indeed.

          • September 25, 2014 at 7:13 pm

            Disney has nothing to do with Star Wars they weren’t willing to pay for the fisrt one and that they bought Star Wars after they came out and i can guarantee the next Star Wars movie will be PG-13. Disney puts out more movies aimed at an audience of all ages more than just children now. You like facts right? (PG) Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give parental guidance as the motion picture contains some material that parents might not find suitable for their young children. (PG-13) Parents are urged to be cautious as the motion picture contains some material that parents might consider inappropriate for children under 13 years. Why would movies for children have content that keeps it for being rated (G) ? (G) All ages admitted. This movie contains little or no content that would offend parents for viewing by children. Because they’re not children’s films. If you can’t acknowledge what i just presented i’m going to have to deem you unreasonable on this subject. Also, Its not childish to not care about what someone else says if you have sufficient reason.

      • September 25, 2014 at 2:09 am

        Anon @ 20:44 PM

        The OT doesn’t have fart jokes, a bunch of kids who speak or a cartoon rabbit that steps in poop for a reason. It’s made for general audiences, except for the Ewoks.

      • September 25, 2014 at 4:03 am

        They “fallow the ot insessetly” because they were great movies loved for generations the world over. While the pt were complete garbage hated by almost everyone

      • September 30, 2014 at 7:40 am

        Oh, you just opened a can of worms. I’ve already taken a look at the comments and sure enough, the debate starts again.

        I saw Star Wars (this will give my age away, but oh well) when I was 5 years old. I loved it, and became a fan-boy. However, I do remember that when I went to see A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, there were more adults in the theater than kids. In fact, I remember my aunt (who took me to see ANH) worried that maybe the film would be too adult for me.

        The difference, in my opinion, between the prequels and the originals is this; the originals were amazing to both young and old. Hell, I remember taking my grandfather to it who said it was one of the most exciting films he’d ever seen.

        The prequels just didn’t do it for the adult audience. At least most of them. What I find interesting and funny now is when I hear people in their twenties saying, “I can’t believe I liked the prequels.” The panel on AMC, for example.

        The Phantom Menace played out like a video game. Every scene was like a new level with bosses and the like. Attack of the Clones certainly had a better feel to it, but (unlike ESB, the second in the original trilogy) there really was no sense of mortality. It was a fun movie, but you never really worried about the characters. And the love story was just horrid. Revenge of the Sith certainly was the best of the three.

        Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, so to each their own. But to be honest with you, I never bought Lucas’ “They were made for kids” line. If you watch the making of a New Hope, Lucas desperately tried to convince studios the opposite; that this wasn’t some silly kids movie.

        In the end, I just felt Lucas said they were made for kids because he needed an out for all the flack he was getting.

        After watching the first episode of Rebels, I’m pretty excited. It certainly has got the humor back and the chemistry of characters. We’ll just have to see where it goes.

    • September 24, 2014 at 10:07 pm

      I like Star Wars today because I liked it as a kid. Had I never seen any of the movies until yesterday would I like them? Probably, but not on the same obsessive level as I do. I also think the movies are definitely made for a general audience though. The cartoons are specifically for kids and nerds like me. And I don’t hate the PT but I’m sorry, it’s no OT. I just watched attack of the clones the other day, and it’s a little cartoony and the dialog is rather drab at times, but I like it for what it is: MORE STAR WARS! I’m pretty sure that Disney and Lucasfilm know who there audience is at this point, and EPVII will have something for everyone. They would be flat out ignorant to pigeonhole themselves towards one single demographic like “Kids” or “Adults” or even “Fans”… There’s 20 plus years of profit on the line here and every last bit counts

      • September 24, 2014 at 11:23 pm

        I like the OT, but I’m sorry, it’s no PT.

        • September 25, 2014 at 1:06 am

          thats all you got out of that, huh?

  • September 24, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Hi there, maybe someone can help me, i live in Montreal/Quebec/Canada, and i am with Videotron ( CABLE DISTRIBUTOR ), and Disney XD is not available there……Is there any other channel or other way to watch the show?

    • September 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      You got two options (maybe):

      1. YouTube after the show airs
      2. Bootleg copy!!!
      if the shows sucks, you won’t be missing anything

      • September 25, 2014 at 12:22 pm

        Ask one of your local nerds to record it for you.

  • September 24, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I’m interested to see this damn show too but like others have mentioned, it’s probably best to go into this with low expectations.
    If nothing else, it’ll b nice to hear familiar Star Wars sounds (lasers, ships, music?, etc.). It’d also b cool if they have an opening logo/crawl just so we can have something that looks and feels like Star Wars.

  • September 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Hopefully I can stomach ths show without wanting to throw up all over the tv screen, which is what I almost did with the 7-minute preview on Disney Channel a few weeks ago…

    • September 24, 2014 at 9:15 pm

      Well, if you can’t stomach shows made for children don’t watch tv networks that make shows for children.

  • September 25, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Noooooooo! I’m gonna miss the premiere!
    I’m leaving for a mini vacation tomorrow morning.

    • September 25, 2014 at 3:31 am

      You can still watch it on tv. I was gonna try to catch it on my phone the 26th but Direct tv doesn’t carry the free Watch Disney in my area. Oh well, no biggie.

      • September 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        Going Camping for 4 days, no Tv haha

  • September 25, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Could someone explain how to watch this on Friday? I have Disney XD on Demand, from Xfinity that I watch through my 360. Will that work? Is it a separate app? How do we do watch this?

    • September 25, 2014 at 3:34 am

      I went to to see if it was available in my area. Its not. But try that.

      • September 25, 2014 at 7:28 am

        It shows I can watch it on my PC but there seems to be some type of app available. Very little information on it.

        Thanks for the link to check, however.

  • September 25, 2014 at 3:35 am

    This show better be this or that or else. GET DA FK OUT OF HERE 1!!!!

  • September 25, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    That guy Kyle on your forums is a bit of a Twat.

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Well, I just watched it… and it was fantastic! The first scene was right out of the clips they’d been showing with the chase for the crates, but then it was all new and exciting. Quite a few nail biting moments too.

    I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. Like I said, the first scene was kind of spoiled for me as I had watched it before.

    The characters; so far so good. Great chemistry. The story; spectacular! The bad guys; evil but fun. The last scene with the commander made me horrifically laugh.

    I’m glad to see Star Wars going on this road. It’s a far better road than the prequels and gives me a new hope for the future of Star Wars.

    Pun completely intended.

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