5 items from 2009
Episode Title: "Legacy of Terror"
Writer: Eoghan Mahony
Tagline: "Sometimes, accepting help is harder than offering it."
The Story: The ongoing Geonosis campaign continues this week, the third episode in which the Grand Republic Army takes back the world where the Clone Wars kicked off. Fresh off the success of destroying a newly constructed Separatist droid factory, the Jedi and their troops press forward to bring Geonosian ruler Poggle the Lesser to justice. Master Luminara Unduli leads the charge, braving a sandstorm alone as she tracks the big bug to a network of catacombs populated by undead warriors working in service to the Geonosian queen.
Thank The Maker: It's episodes like "Legacy of Terror" -- really, arcs like this Geonosian campaign -- that validate "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" as a truly exceptional series. Just last week, I was bemoaning the series for not declaring itself strongly enough within the canon, »
- Adam Rosenberg
Here’s a list of some of the new movie and TV shows coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week that we’re looking forward to seeing. Also, there’s some classic, and not-so-classic, movies hitting Blu-ray for the first time this week as well.
Of all the new releases, we’re particularly interested in the Blu-ray versions of movies and TV shows such as G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, North by Northwest, It’s a Wonderful Life and The Rockford Files. Plus, there’s some classic Dr. Who coming out this week as well.
Check them out.
- Joe Gillis
Cartoon Network is growing up... or trying to. And in the process, they're getting away from the things that make them, well, a cartoon network.
That's the theme that seems to be running through their upfront presentation for the 2009-2010 season. Highlights include entering into the reality TV genre, creating a new sports-centric programming block, and introducing 19 new programs, pilots, and movies, including six that are live-action (umm...) as well as 164 episodes of returning series. In doing so, Cartoon Network stepped out on its evolutionary path to become what it described as a "dominant youth culture brand," that not only understands boys, including boys 6-11, but girls and older kids too, while creating "un-sanitized" "TV for kids, not kids TV".
Luckily, no one seems to talking about renaming it "CyFy". Yet.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars will return with new episodes in fall 2009; also returning are Batman: The Brave »
- Glenn Hauman
25 March 2009 9:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
For a network with the word "cartoon" in its name, there were an awful lot of real-life performers on hand during Cartoon Network's upfront presentation Wednesday morning.
Of the 19 new series/movies announced, more than half were not animated projects. In fact, as if to drive the message home that the network was not just about cartoons anymore, the confab at the Time Warner Center in New York closed with about 20 young actors gathering onstage, including a foursome that will headline a new live-action " Scooby-Doo" movie.
Cartoon Network's brass touted the move into live action content as part of an ongoing "evolution"-- a much repeated word during Wednesday's presentation.
"Our voice is changing," said Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting's animation, young adults and kids media division, comparing the network to a young boy who wakes up one day with a deeper voice. "This is an evolution of our brand. »
- By Will Levith, Mediaweek
LucasFilm's released a new clip as shown above from their "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" series. This clip is from "Storm Over Ryloth," an all-new episode which airs on Friday at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Cartoon Network. Here, the heroes of the Republic begin their campaign to free the planet Ryloth from the oppressive occupation of enemy forces. In an effort to break through the orbiting Separatist defenses, however, Ahsoka must learn a hard-hitting lesson after she disobeys Anakin’s orders – and loses most of her squadron as a result. The player above will automatically update with each clip we add from "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," just embed it and check back to see if any new content has been added. Director Brian Kalin O’Connell and writer George Krstic welcomed the opportunity to explore some of the less heroic aspects of the conflict, particularly examining the responsibility »
5 items from 2009
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