Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Producer:

George Lucas

Director:

Dave Filoni

Company:

20th Century Fox

Release Date:

August 15, 2008

Website:

StarWars.com

  [Source]


Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a new computer-animated motion picture and cartoon series from Lucasfilm, depicting events that occur between Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.

Contents

The Movie

The animated Clone Wars story started as the upcoming television show. George Lucas decided the animation and story was good enough for a feature film.

The story has Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Yoda, and introduces a "new feisty female Jedi sidekick called Ahsoka Tano."

The animation style is similar to Japanese Anime, and the characters move like the puppets from the Thunderbirds television show. [1]

The movie opened in 3rd place, meaning more people went to see The Dark Knight than the brand-new Star Wars movie. Reviews were mixed and mostly negative, earning the film a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. [2] Many critics have compared it to an over-long Saturday morning cartoon.

The TV Show

Fully armored Y-Wings from the TV show

The TV series is being produced in High Definition and airs on the cable channel Cartoon Network.[3] There will be at least forty 22-minute episodes.

The first episode, "Ambush," aired Friday, October 3, 2008.

SciFiWeekly has reviewed the series premier and given it a "B" rating. [4]

Novelizations

The ever-popular Karen Traviss' novelization of the movie was published in June, 2008. [5] Stargate novelist Karen Miller based the second book, Wild Space, on the TV series and will be published in November, 2008. [6]

Three more Clone Wars novels will be published, with one more by Traviss and two more by Miller. [7]

Notes

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7542451.stm
  2. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/clone_wars/
  3. http://theclonewars.cartoonnetwork.com/
  4. http://www.scifi.com/sfw/screen/sfw19598.html
  5. http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Clone_Wars_Books_Summary_115558.asp
  6. http://www.amazon.com/Untitled-K-Miller-Star-Wars/dp/0345509013/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214263570&sr=8-1
  7. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Clone_Wars_(novelizations)
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