Yoda, as voiced by Frank Oz, to appear on Rebels, TV Guide reveals today. Alrightly then. There won’t be a physical appearance, but you’ll hear his voice in the show’s next episode:
“I felt personally to keep Yoda as this disembodied thing it would confuse the audience less,” says executive producer Dave Filoni, who also directed the installment. “I didn’t want you to think Yoda could be teleporting from planet to planet.”
Rebels returns from hiatus with ‘Path of the Jedi’ on January 5th.
The Disney Channel will run every episode of Rebels so far on Saturday, beginning at 11:20 a.m. They’ll run on Disney XD beginning at 4:00 p.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. Sunday, concluding with ‘Inside The Force Awakens’ Sunday. It doesn’t have an actual slot on the schedule, so I wouldn’t expect anything in-depth.
Season 2 of Rebels to premiere at Celebration Anaheim. Dave Filoni and the lion’s share of the show’s cast will be there as well.
Rebels helps give Disney XD their best month in primetime ever, per a press release. It was their #1 series in November among Boys 2-11, and #2 in total viewers. The show also more than doubled its audience based on live + 7 ratings.
→ /Film today says that plans are already in the works for a post-Rebels series set during the sequel era and starring all-new characters. Not a tough call, though I am rather suprised that they’d skip right over the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which is what I called for the next cartoon right after we learned about Rebels. (Not to mention that Reclamation thing that popped up back in 2013.) Still, we don’t know what the new movies will bring – or maybe they’ll leave the gap era to books and comics, for old time’s sake? Something to chew on, in any case.
→ Making Star Wars describes how we meet Daisy Ridley’s character, and what she’s wearing.
→ /Film also has a pair of fan-made trailers for The Force Awakens.
→ And on that note Furious Fanboys has viewing tips for the inevitable trailer bootlegs this weekend. Still hoping it won’t come to that, but…
‘Gathering Forces’ closes out the first half of the season as Rebels heads into winter hiatus. The series returns with ‘Path of the Jedi’ on January 5.
Meanwhile, all the aired episodes are up on StarWars.com through December 7.
Del Rey to give out Heir to the Jedi ARCs. You could get an early copy of Kevin Hearne’s Luke Skywalker book during the Rebels on Monday, November 24. The book is coming out in March.
Rebels will go on hiatus after next week. Next Monday’s ‘Gathering Forces’ will be the last episode before the holidays. The show will return on January 5th.
For tonight’s ‘Empire Day,’ we get some in and outs on animation, VIPs on the Empire, and Pablo answers a question about fyrnocks and mynocks.
Last night’s Out of Darkness focused on Hera and Sabine. The latest Rebels Recon features Killian Plunket talking about design, talk about Hera and Sabine’s characters. And Pablo answers a question about Kyber crystals.