Clone Wars Have Begun...
boys, we're going in a different direction..."
is not quite how the rumors originally had the series happening.
Originally, it was reported that this would be CG, and the
press release makes no mention of that. But still, this sounds
know that Genndy Tartakovsky has a really solid style, a quirky
sense of humor, and (boy, this vaults this project above Attack
of the Clones) an excellent sense of storytelling.
sigh you just heard was thousands of souls exhaling in relief.
the offices of Cartoon Network:
Network and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today a partnership to
create Star Wars: Clone Wars, a series of 20 animated
shorts that will air on Cartoon Network in 2003-2004 between
Wars: Clone Wars continues the saga where the live action
feature film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
left off - at the beginning of the Clone Wars, an epic civil
war that pits the old Republic against a vast separatist movement
led by the forces of evil.
short will be two- to three-minutes in length and will air
exclusively on Cartoon Network at regularly scheduled times
during the network's regular programming beginning later this
fall. Clone Wars will be produced at Cartoon Network
Studios by a team led by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of
Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory.
Wars unfolds, the valiant Jedi Knights lead the Republic's
Clone Army against many new and ruthless adversaries across
the galaxy. These new characters, epic battles and intricate
stories will add an exciting new dimension to the Star
are incredibly excited to be working with Lucasfilm in creating
an animated story that extends one of the world's most beloved
entertainment properties," said Sam Register, senior
vice president of development for Cartoon Network. "Cartoon
Network's creative team will work hand-in-hand with Lucasfilm
to make sure that our common vision for Clone Wars
thrills Star Wars fans around the world."
Tartakovsky and the team at Cartoon Network are tops in their
field," said Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing.
"Their work on Samurai Jack shows that they can
tell an epic story in a unique way, lavishing equal attention
on dramatic battle scenes as well as the dramatic development
of the characters."
isn't this just an awesome way to keep us on the edges of
our seats, waiting for each new installment?