Star Wars: Episode 2 1/2

On August 15th, 2008 Star Wars hits the big screen once more, but this time as an animated film titled “Star Wars: Clone Wars.” Animated? Yeah…sweet CG with an animation style that really turns me on. The film itself is geared as a kick-off for the upcoming Star Wars animated series of the same name that will be airing on Cartoon Network (and eventually TNT)…all of which takes place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

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Star Wars writes:

On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains — led by Darth Sidious, 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 that fill Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

I am extremely excited to see both this movie and the animated series. The cinematics look amazing. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out…it looks freaking awesome.

The fact that the new movie (and series) will be focusing on a larger cast of characters beyond Anakin’s storyline makes this The Clone Wars very appealing to me. We’ll see focuses on Kit Fisto, Ahsoka, Clone Trooper Rex, General Grevious, and many more. That is quite exciting to me! I’ll definitely be waiting in line on August 15th.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Series

SWTCW_CIV_Poster Announced at Comic-Con in 2005 and slotted for release in 2008, Star Wars: Clone Wars actual content is somewhat shrouded in mystery. All that has been confirmed is that the show will not be centered around the Skywalker family history, but rather have an episodic feel. George Lucas has stated that there will be episodes that focus on Stormtroopers and an episode that focuses on Kit Fisto. No matter the focus of the show…I’ll be watching.

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I was happy to see that Lucasfilm had released their first teaser for the new CG Animated Series Star Wars: Clone Wars. The animation style is very reminiscent of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, a style that I find quite appealing. Sadly I’ve only been able to find the video on StarWars.com…I’ll post a YouTube version when it becomes available. Until then, check out the trailer here.

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