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As Disney pushes ahead with its plans to launch a new Star Wars trilogy with J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm has decided to shake up its animated output, with the studio announcing today that it will bring the curtain down on the hit series Star Wars: The Clone Wars at, as well as postponing the proposed comedy series Star Wars: Detours from Todd Grimes and Robot Chicken's Seth Green and Matthew Senreich.

"We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming," reads the official announcement on StarWars.com." As part of this shift, we have also made some key decisions affecting Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours. After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. »

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