Lucasfilm and Disney XD have released clips, stills, and plot synopses for two new Star Wars-related animated premieres: the new short “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue” (featuring the premiere of heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in LEGO form); and “Homecoming,” the next new episode of Star Wars Rebels. “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises” is set to premiere on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 8:00 PM, while “Homecoming” premieres Wednesday, February 17, at 9:00 PM (all times ET/PT) — both on Disney XD.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: An all-new animated short “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue” featuring popular heroes and villains from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will premiere MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD.
“Poe to the Rescue” is the first episode in “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,” a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order’s attack on Jakku and tell never-before-told stories including Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more.
Premiering immediately after Disney XD’s highly anticipated Gravity Falls finale, the short will follow Resistance pilot Poe Dameron as he comes to the aid of Admiral Ackbar who is being held captive by Captain Phasma. Kylo Ren, C-3PO and BB-8 will also appear.
Airdates for the additional episodes will be released at a later date.
OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS: In need of a carrier to house their growing fleet, Hera must reluctantly reach out to her estranged father Cham Syndulla, who fans first met in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Cham needs help to fight off the Imperial bombing attack on his planet and the rebels need the Imperial carrier. Coordinating on a plan to overtake and steal the carrier housing the bombers, our team discovers that Cham may have a plan of his own.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans may also recognize a familiar voice when Catherine Taber (“Padme” in “The Clone Wars) reprises her role as Numa in this episode.
Find out more about Hera’s relationship with her father when Star Wars Rebels debuts WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.
And as always, the latest episode of “Rebels Recon” goes behind the scenes of the latest episode “The Call.”
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