Depending on how much you loved the Star Wars universe or hated the last three movies in the saga, you will either love or hate the news that an animated movie based on the Star Wars universe is going to be shown in theaters this year.
The new movie will be entitled Star Wars: The Clone Wars and will be shown this August. This will then be followed by the Star Wars television series that will start airing this fall. A unique CGI animation style is touted to be one of the selling points of the new movie. Of course, nothing will sell the movie more than the continuation of what has happened during the so-called clone wars.
Expect the Star Wars geeks to line up in front of theaters in full costumed regalia for this one.
“Nothing like this has ever been produced for television,” said Stuart Snyder, President/COO Turner Animation,Young Adults & Kids Media. “For 30 years, Star Wars has shown that it appeals to a huge breadth of fans. The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network will be appointment television for everyone in the family. We’re thrilled to be working with Lucasfilm again and very excited to be playing a role in bringing this remarkable adventure to viewers.”With a new story each week, Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues the tradition of thrilling stories, astonishing visuals and extraordinary music that have always been the hallmarks of the Star Wars Saga.
Lucasfilm Animation, which is based in Marin County, Calif., with a studio in Singapore, has produced more than 30 all-new episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and production continues on even more exciting episodes.
The first in a planned series of special web-only documentaries that chronicle the development of Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts online today, and can be found here.