Turner Broadcasting and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced that Cartoon Network has landed the much-anticipated and fiercely battled over new "Star Wars" animated series, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." In addition, there will be an animated feature film by the same name set for release Aug. 15. The television series – scheduled for the fall but with no official date yet – will pick up where the new movie leaves off. George Lucas has created 30 episodes, each running 30 minutes.

The show’s first season will comprise 22 of the 30 episodes. And more are in production ("The Clone Wars," mentioned in the original "Star Wars" movie, takes place between the big-screen versions of "Episodes II" and "III"). The new animated movie and TV series will feature some new characters as well as returning favorites.

No doubt the new series will send "Star Wars" fans into a frenzy. But what could be potentially confusing to the casual viewer is that Cartoon Network also previously aired the Emmy-winning and critically praised animated series "Star Wars: Clone Wars." That was a more traditional, 2-D form of animation, and Lucasfilm reiterated that the two are completely different. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" is different not only because it has "The" in the title – it’s CG animated. It’s new school.

Here is the trailer:


Posted on February 14, 2008, in Movie Trailers and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Wow, just wow. I just hope it meets the hype.  Just because something is CGI doesn’t mean it is necessarily better but we will see.  Hopefully it will be a part of the Adult Swim block.

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