The Star Wars Mythos Continues With The Clone Wars

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star wars the clone wars The Star Wars Mythos Continues With The Clone Wars

If for some reason you just can’t get enough of “The Force,” well, “The Force” is with you! Lucasfilm Animation is presenting a 22-episode series called Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network.

The Clone Wars follows Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and other heroes as they deal with the troubles that come from the likes of Count Dooku, Asajj Ventress, Darth Sidious and other evil forces from the empire.

A pair of episodes will premiere Friday night on Cartoon Network, and the first one is titled Ambush.

We watch as the Jedi Master Yoda and three clone troopers face off against Count Dooku’s assassin Asajj Ventress and the massive Separatist droid army, trying to prove that the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet, and thus, help forge a new treaty for the Republic.

In the second episode (titled Rising Malevolence), the clone Starfleet deals with a Separatist mystery weapon in  the hands of General Grievous.

The first episode, Ambush is directed by David Bullock (Justice League: The New Frontier) from a script written by Steve Melching (The Batman). Dave Filoni is supervising director, George Lucas is the series’ creator and serves as executive producer, and Catherine Winder is producer.

star wars the clone wars yoda The Star Wars Mythos Continues With The Clone WarsBecause Yoda was so serious in Episodes I, II & III, part of the creative team’s goal was to bring back some of the impish-like clever behavior we first saw Yoda wield about in Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back), as well as his inspirational and warrior side.

So joke around, he will, I say! (Don’t forget to read that with that pitchy little Yoda voice we all know, love and respect! Be happy I didn’t write this whole article in Yoda-ish!)

David Bullock had this to say about Yoda:

“When I was storyboarding Yoda’s big fight scene in Ambush, Rob (Coleman) told me that George (Lucas) liked to flip a switch so that Yoda would go from very reserved to “springy. Overall, the episode is a good mix of the impish Yoda of The Empire Strikes Back, some serious, reflective moments, and Rob’s ‘Ninja Yoda’ for the action bits. And Yoda kicks some serious butt in this episode.”

Which I think is an excellent way to introduce the series. I remember when Yoda broke out in battle wtih Count Dooku in Episode II. I was just taken aback watching him bounce all over the place like a Ninja Superball with a light-saber! It was too cool.

The series premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is at 9 p.m. ET/PT Friday, Oct. 3 on Cartoon Network.

Source: Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The Clone Wars images: TM & © 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd.. All rights reserved.

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  1. I think the pilot film turned off my excitement for the series.

  2. yeah they need to do something about Yoda! he’s far too serious in the newer trilogy

  3. Even though I haven’t yet seen the ‘film’ (*cough*pilot-getting-a-needless-cinema-release*cough*) I have a feeling that the series will come off as far more acceptable.

    Let’s face it, this was never meant for the big screen and will probably work out far, far better on the small screen — plus, the fact that this will be spread out over several episodes means that there will be further scope for adding some meat to what is a fairly shallow story.

    I’ve a feeling that this series will be dumb, brainless fun.

    Look at it this way…George Lucas isn’t writing or directing, always a good thing! :)

  4. I’ve encountered some of the books geared at the teen population, and I wasn’t fazed in a bad way by them, and this will be a great tool for Lucasfilm to draw in new fans.

    Now we wait and see how it really is!

  5. @SunNightRaider
    Look at it this way…George Lucas isn’t writing or directing, always a good thing!

    That is definately a good thing. The man needs to stay with effects and leave the directing to the ones who know how to direct actors.

    I don’t like the animation style involved with this. It just looks marianationish, and I hate those shows.

    George, why don’t you produce Episodes 7, 8 and 9 for goodness sake??!!

  6. Its never enough for Lucas. He’ll be milking this forever and ever…

  7. Have to say when I saw Yoda start boinging about like Zebedee (Magic Roundabout reference) I thought it was daft.

    I loved Yoda in the first moives, being this half mad, half sage character. In the prequels he went far too one way, even if that was understandable. Would like to see him more nutty again.

    But my love for this universe has been drained. I’m not even sure when or if this is shown over here. If can catch it, will have a look, but not looking out for it.

  8. I’ve been done with Star Wars for a LONG time.

    Vic

  9. check out the full director interview here:
    http://www.ifanboy.com/content/articles/Dave_Bullock_-_Animation_Director_on_Star_Wars__Clone_Wars

  10. @ jedi cookie

    Cool handle!

  11. I think I’ll catch the “Atlantis” reruns instead.

  12. I think I’ll watch “fresh paint dry” instead.

  13. I just saw a blade of grass grow 1/10th of a centimeter. That was much better than this movie. :-)

  14. Was that daytime, or nighttime?
    Clear or cloudy?
    Cold, tepid or warm?
    Trampled or virgin?
    Paper tape, or hard ruler?
    Laser or manual measurement?

    This can get very complicated.
    It might be easier to watch the movie again! LOL

  15. Ah Bruce we measure at the quantum level, where seeing it changes it.

  16. Saw them last night and they were all right. Geared little more to kids than adults with little morals at the begining. I was’nt impressed enough to tune in every week though.

  17. Was star wars the clone wars a kiddy movie? I saw the original animated star wars the clone wars series and that was gritty enough to hold my attention. However when the cgi clone wars hit the big screen and I made plans to see it my younger cousins laughed at me. So now all cgi movies are kiddy movies?

  18. I like the star wars the clone wars TV show and the movie.

  19. Cool. Thanks for coming by Jamie.

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