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Future Feature: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”
Article published on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008
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Padawan learner Ahoska and Jedi mentor Anakin Skywalker find themselves in a perilous situation in a still from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,”.
A new era of Star Wars entertainment begins in 2008 when “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” from creator George Lucas, premieres as an all-new feature film in August, followed by the television series debut in the fall, in a partnership recently announced between Lucasfilm Ltd., Warner Bros. Pictures and Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

Produced by Lucasfilm Animation, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will take audiences on incredible new Star Wars adventures, combining the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm with an eye-popping, signature animation style. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will open in North American theaters on Friday, Aug. 15.

“I felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell,” said George Lucas, executive producer of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” “I was eager to start telling some of them through animation and, at the same time, push the art of animation forward.” The film’s theatrical debut is only the beginning of all-new Star Wars adventures that continue in the fall when the long-awaited television series premieres on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT.

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will showcase an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away – combining the expansive scope of the Star Wars Saga with state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. Each week, viewers will see a thrilling, 30-minute “mini-movie” created by the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation.

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 Padme Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. 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 that fill “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

The first in a planned series of special Web-only documentaries that chronicle the development of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” can be found at www.starwars.com.
Article published on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008
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