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What is R2-D2 made of? Audiences will find out, both literally and figuratively, in “Duel of the Droids,” an all-new episode of the hit animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiering at 9 p.m. Et/Pt Friday, Nov. 14, on Cartoon Network. In the episode, Anakin, Ahsoka and replacement droid R3-S6 (aka “Goldie”) embark on a dual rescue/sabotage mission when they discover R2-D2 is being held at General Grievous’s secret enemy listening post. Writer Kevin Campbell (”Disney’s House of Mouse,” “Jackie Chan Adventures”) created a little extra work for the Lucasfilm Animation crew when he used the unusually vivid word “splayed” to describe how R2-D2’s internal mechanisms would be removed and exhibited across an examining table. That gave the production team [...] »
- Brian Corder
The Force was strong for Cartoon Network as "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" became the channel's most-watched series premiere ever.
The CG-animated series, from Lucasfilm Animation, averaged 4 million total viewers in its debut at 9 p.m. Friday, according to Nielsen Media Research. That's 1 million more than the April 18 series premiere of "Ben 10: Alien Force," the previous record holder with 2.9 million total viewers.
Cartoon said it ranked as the No. 1 channel among all major kids networks in the time slot among total viewers as well as in the key youth demos of kids 2-11 (1.8 million), kids 6-11 (1.4 million) and tweens 9-14 (1.2 million, the largest in the demo for any premiere telecast of an original Cartoon series). It also posted triple-digit viewership increases compared with the same time period a year ago.
At 8 p.m. Friday, new series "The Secret Saturdays" averaged 2 million viewers. The two series kicked off Cartoon's new Friday night fantasy-action-adventure lineup. »
- By Kimberly Nordyke
“It’s crazy but great”
Well I for one, think the opposite.
It’s not crazy because Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made a ton of money. George Lucas likes said money and likes continuing his two biggest franchises (even if they are getting worse by doing so).
It’s also not great because Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was the worst of the four movies in the series, and I can’t imagine another one being much better then the last. Look at where we were left off - with a marriage, a kid called “Mutt”, and aliens… the more I repeat that and think that this is Indiana Jones and all of that actually happened… »
- Rob Keyes
Yoda takes on an entire droid army in the season premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an all-new animated series premiering at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, on Cartoon Network. In the first episode, “Ambush,” Jedi Master Yoda and three clone troopers must face off against Count Dooku’s dreaded assassin Asajj Ventress and the massive Separatist droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough to protect a strategic planet and forge a treaty for the Republic. The episode is directed by David Bullock (”Justice League: The New Frontier”) from a script 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. Jedi Master Yoda wreaks [...] »
- Brian Corder
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 »
- Bruce Simmons
Here’s another new trailer for the upcoming video game “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” coming soon to the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS. The video game is based on the upcoming animated film by director Dave Filoni and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Christopher Lee. Description: Based on the animated feature film, this Wii title follows the epic battles that forged the Empire and lead to the downfall of the Jedi Order. Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels immerses you in the characters, locations, and epic duels from the Star Wars animated feature film and TV series. Built from the ground-up for Wii, Lightsaber Duels features an intuitive motion-controlled combat system that puts the Lightsaber weapon in your hand. Mastering [...] »
- Brian Corder
Wait, there are lightsabers in this one too!!?!?! Ahhhhh snap!
Photo: Warner Bros. Needless is probably the best word for this animated feature installment in the Star Wars franchise. I don't say that because the last three Star Wars films weren't very good or because I think Star Wars as a franchise needs to either be done big or not be done at all. I say this because fans of the franchise may actually be looking forward to a Star Wars film that shows them what happened with the much talked about Clone Wars, but every time you think it's going to happen it never does. I thought Attack of the Clones was going to be the Clone Wars. It wasn't. I thought Revenge of the Sith would definitely be the Clone Wars since now we had clones and wars. It wasn't. Oh the sh!t was going down, but »
- Brad Brevet
George Lucas has always stated that the “Star Wars” movies were aimed primarily at kids. “Stars Wars: The Clone Wars” tests this theory to full effect. Older moviegoers might grow restless at times at the proceedings in this animated film, but the younger demographic should enjoy it at face value. The story picks up between “Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones” and “Star Wars: Episode III-Revenge of the Sith”. The Clone Wars are in full effect. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are leading a clone army for the Galatic Republic against the Separatists and their droids. They are soon joined by a Torguta Padawan Jedi by the name of Ahsoka Tano. She was sent by Yoda to train under Anakin. Anakin is not pleased by this and so starts an uneasy partnership between the two. The bickering between the two is fun at times and other times a bit annoying. »
Watch the latest Spill.com movie review of the film from George Lucas ” Star Wars: The Clone Wars ” by director Dave Filoni starring Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein and James Arnold Taylor. Synopsis: The Clone Wars are raging between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic. When Jabba the Hutt’s son is taken by a group of renegades, two Jedi are summoned to investigate. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi depart in search of answers: where is the Hutt’s son, and who is controlling this mysterious renegade group? Yoda sends Ahsoka Tano along as Anakin’s apprentice, Obi-Wan duels Asajj Ventress, and Anakin finds himself dueling Count Dooku once more. Meanwhile, the Sith plan to instigate a three-way war, including the Hutts. Stay tuned to [...] »
- Brian Corder
We enjoyed Star Wars:The Clone Wars. It was...not bad. Decent. Alright, it was sort of a let down. Although we enjoyed certain parts, certain characters, and certain aspects of the film, we walked out of the theater scratching our heads. It had some fun moments between Anakin and Ahsoka and »
- Cole Abaius
With the release of the new Star Wars film, ala CGI television cartoon, fanboys and the like are all up-in-arms. They need something to calm them down. We suggest a drink. While Anakin Skywalker and his young Padawan apprentice are saving the stinky Hutt baby, knock a few back and »
- Kevin Carr
Short version: The Clone Wars is visually interesting, but in the end pointless - and worse: annoying.
Screen Rant reviews The Clone Wars
Holy cow there’s a lot of… angst? anger? annoyance? surrounding the latest addition to the Star Wars saga: The Clone Wars. Me, I’m indifferent. I’m not a huge Star Wars fan (although I was when the first three movies were released for the first time) and I think that George Lucas has run the franchise into the ground and it’s all about:
1. Visual Effects
3. Money (see #2)
The Clone Wars takes place between Star Wars episodes 2 & 3, covering the most intense part of the fabled “Clone Wars” first mentioned by Obi-Wan Kenobi way back in 1977 in the original Star Wars film. Therefore we have Anakin Skywalker (destined to become Darth Vader) still playing the hero and a young Obi-Wan Kenobi no longer teaching Anakin »
- Vic Holtreman
Welcome to a special "threesome" edition of the Reject Report. I say "threesome" in honor of Woody Allen's new love-triangle movie Vicky Christina Barcelona. As well, four other flicks roll out wide including Star Wars:The Clone Wars and Mirrors. To begin, I just wanted to let you know that Tropic Thunder »
- John Cairns
Just when you thought it was safe to close the book on George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away, a new “Star Wars” film is arriving in theaters. Granted, prior to having seen it, this latest entry in the saga had a few things going against it. First and foremost, although it is “Star Wars”, thereby assuring my interest (on some level) as a lifelong fan, it is “The Clone Wars” – a once enigmatic period of Star Wars history that has since been well covered in a wide variety media. The best of those efforts, Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Clone Wars” animated shorts, were considered by many to be superior to the prequel trilogy which spawned them. Those shorts did a wonderful job of bridging the gap between Episdes II and III.
Now, three years out from the conclusion of the live-action “Star Wars” films, the once-cool notion of yet more gap »
When viewers think an animated film looks cheap, they frequently complain that it resembles a mere videogame, but as videogames get more visually sophisticated, that insult carries less weight. It's more of a problem when a film feels like a videogame, which implies a story that's more fun to play through than watch. Unfortunately, there's no interactive option for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CGI follow-up to Cartoon Network's Emmy-winning 2003 Clone Wars TV/webisode series, and a prelude to the CGI TV series The Clone Wars. And with its simple-goal-driven plot, its wordy, cutscene-like interludes, and its stiffly modeled characters, it wouldn't even make for a particularly high-end videogame. Like the 2003 series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place after the events of Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones, and assumes a high level of Star Wars familiarity. When Count Dooku (voiced by Christopher Lee, »
- Tasha Robinson
Plot: In this CGI prequel to Revenge Of The Sith, Anakin Skywalker must rescue Jabba the Hut.s infant son from the clutches of the dark side in order to secure Jabba's political influence for the alliance. Review: Oh, The Humanity!!! How I hated this poor excuse for a film! After seeing Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith, I figured that at long last the Star Wars saga had come to an end. While I did not particularly enjoy the prequels- even at their worst the films still had their moments. »
- Chris Bumbray
When the credits rolled on 2005's Revenge Of The Sith, it seemed to be the last of the big-screen Star Wars saga. But apparently not; lightsabers and grimacing droids return to theaters tomorrow with the release of the CGI film The Clone Wars. The story takes place before Sith and after Attack Of The Clones (2002): Jabba The Hutt's son has been kidnapped, and the Jedi, eager to make peace with the Tattooine clan, send Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and his new padawan to track the mini-Hutt down. Meanwhile—cue screen wipe—Count Dooku gathers more separatists for his rebellion against the Senate. An admitted Star Wars junkie, 34-year-old Dave Filoni directs the film and acts as supervising director on the upcoming new Cartoon Network TV series of the same name. (George Lucas described the movie as "somewhat of an afterthought"—he needed a lead-in to the television show.) Though Filoni worked. »
- Steve Heisler
Star Wars is going animated again this week with the release of The Clone Wars theatrical movie. This gives me the opportunity to take a look at one of my favorite current collectibles lines, Gentle Giants' Star Wars animated style statues. Gentle Giant began the line by producing characters from »
- Jason Dorough
Here’s an awesome new movie trailer from the upcoming animated film ” Star Wars: The Clone Wars ” by director Dave Filoni. Synopsis: The Clone Wars are raging between the Separatists and the Galactic Republic. When Jabba the Hutt’s son is taken by a group of renegades, two Jedi are summoned to investigate. Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi depart in search of answers: where is the Hutt’s son, and who is controlling this mysterious renegade group? Yoda sends Ahsoka Tano along as Anakin’s apprentice, Obi-Wan duels Asajj Ventress, and Anakin finds himself dueling Count Dooku once more. Meanwhile, the Sith plan to instigate a three-way war, including the Hutts. Stay tuned to Toxic Shock TV for the latest Star Wars movie news [...] »
- Brian Corder
- By Reed Tucker
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