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post Leaked Clone Wars Movie Trailer

April 15th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 3:35 pm

Hurry up and check out this Star Wars Clone Wars Trailer before Warner Bros. pulls it off the Web!




post Ahsoka Tano – Anakin’s Padawan learner

April 5th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 7:19 pm

The 11-year-old girl George Lucas mentioned is the character Ahsoka Tano, a new Star Wars character to be introduced as part of the animated Clone Wars series premiering next Fall.

Thanks to reader Guiguioh for tipping me off on this!

I did some looking about this character and here is what I found:

Little has been publicly announced about this new Star Wars character except that she will be a Padawan learner of the Jedi Knight, Anakin Skywalker. She is said to be of the same species as Shaak Ti, Togruta. Ahsoka is described to have a personality between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. She is to be voiced by Ashley Drane.

I have to admit I hope this is not going to be as much of a main character as Lucas made it sound. It just that an young pre-teen girl character seems a little too young audience focused for me. I guess we will see.

post Lucas said what?

April 5th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 4:33 am

Someone tell me what the hell George Lucas meant when he referred to Clone Wars animated series as ” “It’s ‘Star Wars’ starring an 11-year-old girl.”

Lucas apparently said that after showing off a short clip of the upcoming Clone Wars series to advertisers as part of the Cartoon Network’s upfront presentation of upcoming fall lineup.

Who is this 11-year-old girl he is referring to? Am I missing something?

I guess I will dig around for what others are reporting from the event and see if I can find out what that comment means.

post Clone Wars trailer to run with Speed Racer in May

March 29th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 8:42 pm

ComingSoon.net has learned that Warner Bros. Pictures is currently planning to reveal the trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theaters with the studio’s own Speed Racer on May 9th. We are uncertain at this point when the trailer would debut online, though studios usually bring trailers online that same week.

The August 15 release will feature such characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. In the film, Sinister villains – led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous – are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the “Star Wars” universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations.

The theatrical debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be followed in the fall when the TV series premieres on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT.

post Lucas talks more about Clone Wars show and movie

March 17th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 6:03 pm

George Lucas was at ShoWest convention to promote the upcoming theater release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which will come to theaters August 15th before the animated television series of the same name debutes this fall on Cartoon network.

Besides Lucas breaking the news that the live-action show will likely not come out until 2010 he also shared some more insights in to the animated series:

“It’s not that episodic. Some of the episodes are stand-alone and some are two, some are three, some are four [parters], and there’s no cliffhangers. It’s not like the current vogue of 24 and The Wire and stuff where you actually have to watch the entire series in order to understand what’s going on. This is an old-fashioned episodic show.”

Lucas has stated he will plans to do 100 episodes of The Clone Wars, and it appears he is well on his way saying: “We have one year finished, we’re in the middle of the second year. I’ve written the third year. We expect this to go on for at least five or six years.”

post Star Wars: Clone Wars theater version – is a stand-alone movie not episodes

February 14th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 12:13 pm

Despite earlier reports that the theater release was going to be the first three episodes in of the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars show that will appear on television, it is in fact a stand-alone movie. Hooray!

“The movie is an original full-length story that brings this new look and new energy to the Star Wars galaxy,” according to Lucasfilm spokesman John Singh. “It has a full and self-contained story.”

After the August 15 theater release runs its course, the Cartoon Network will begin airing 30-minute episodes. And then eventually (to-be-determined when) TNT will reair the episodes.

“It is serialized, but Lucas did it in such a way that they also can stand on their own,” says Turner animation president Stuart Snyder. More than 30 episodes have already been produced, and the show will be broken down into 22-episode seasons. Snyder says Turner has “a multiseasonal agreement” with Lucasfilm.

post Time Warner offers Clone Wars TV and Movie Deals

February 13th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 9:20 pm

Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an animated film, will open in theaters Aug. 15 and be followed by a TV series of the same name, to air on the Cartoon Network and TNT this fall.

Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, both the film and TV show will be distributed through Time Warner Inc., which owns TNT, the Cartoon Network and the film’s distributor, Warner Bros.

“Warner Bros. and Turner are uniquely positioned to deliver on the enormous potential of The Clone Wars because together they offer a world-class opportunity: the theatrical and home-video distribution of Warner Bros. and the broad reach of the Turner Networks,” said Micheline Chau, President and Chief Operating Officer of Lucasfilm Ltd. “This terrific combination hits the key demographic groups, ranging from kids to adults, that make up the Star Wars audience.”

Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution, added, “This is a breakthrough project – returning Star Wars to the big screen in a completely new way while beginning an exciting new chapter in George Lucas’ legendary saga. We immediately felt that it would be a fantastic theatrical event and are thrilled to be bringing it to moviegoers.”

“Nothing like this has ever been produced for television,” said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation,Young Adults & Kids Media. “For 30 years, Star Wars has shown that it appeals to a huge breadth of fans. The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network will be appointment television for everyone in the family. We’re thrilled to be working with Lucasfilm again and very excited to be playing a role in bringing this remarkable adventure to viewers.”

post Clone Wars gets theater date and tv channel home

February 13th, 2008

Turner broadcasting has acquired the TV rights of George Lucas’ upcoming CG-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc. made the announcement Tuesday that new episodes of the Lucasfilm animation series will premiere on Cartoon Network in the autumn following its theatrical release on August 15, across the US. The series will later be rerun on TNT.

Lucas said, “I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell. I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward.”

Lucasfilm has produced more than 30 new episodes of the series. They will premiere weekly on Turner’s networks.

post First 3 Episodes of Clone Wars Might Release in Theaters

February 4th, 2008

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 10:39 am

Clone WarsThere is more talk of the new Clone Wars animated series being first released in theaters before coming to television.

Action-Figure.com has been talking to some of Lucasfilm’s toy licensees, whom they say confirmed to them that the first three episodes of Clone Wars may get a theatrical release as a single, 90-minute film as early as this September.

After the theater release runs it’s course, the rest of the show’s episodes and presumably the first three episodes as well will then be aired on television, that is once George Lucas makes a deal with a network.

post Star Wars: The Clone Wars May Debut in Theaters

November 15th, 2007

Filed under: Star Wars on Tv,Star Wars: The Clone Wars — admin @ 7:41 pm

Star Wars: The Clone WarsHasbro announced at the Hasbro Fall 2007 Analyst Event that the upcoming Star Wars animated TV series The Clone Wars will have a theatrical launch on August 8, 2008 as part of their Star Wars Cinemation before airing on TV later that fall.

Chief Operating Officer, Brian Goldner speaking about their partnership with Lucasfilm said: “Yes, Star Wars will be back in theaters August 8th, 2008, then the series will appear on TV throughout the fall.”

TheForce.net contacted Lucasfilm who said that no release strategy has been decided yet:

“I’d like to clarify Hasbro comments this AM about the Clone Wars TV Series. We see it as a breakthrough animated television series and are exploring a number of innovative ways to introduce it to the public. No decisions regarding release strategy have been made yet.”

I followed up with just one question. Is a theatrical release introducing the series in the works and received this response: “It’s one of the many things being discussed but we have no decisions yet. For us it’s all about finding a creative way to launch a creative TV series.”

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