First Look: The First Seven Minutes of Star Wars Rebels!

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Disney XD has just made the first seven minutes of Star Wars Rebels available online. To my mind, it appears that the same kind of quality storytelling that we got from Clone Wars is present here. Check it out after the jump.

Star Wars Rebels premieres in a one-hour special on Disney Channel in October before the series premieres on Disney XD.

In this special extended preview of Star Wars Rebels, the Empire arrives on Lothal — bringing tyranny with them. Imperials and stormtroopers establish an intimidating presence on the planet, enforcing strict new laws for trade and arresting citizens for expressing dissent of any kind. A young boy named Ezra, however, discovers that a mysterious group is attempting to steal cargo from the Empire. Intrigued, he tries to take it for himself – and ends up on the run from both Imperials and this small band of rebels.

Star Wars Rebels, set between Episodes III and IV of the Star Wars saga, will premiere in October 2014 with a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.