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"Star Wars: Clone Wars" coming to Cartoon Network 197

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the get-your-toon-on dept.
Androclese writes "E! Online News reports - 'Star Wars: Clone Wars, a series of animated shorts featuring the epic battles often mentioned but never seen in the Star Wars films, is being prepped for its fall premiere on the Cartoon Network...helmed by Genndy Tartakovsky of Samurai Jack and Dexter's Laboratory fame. Each Clone Wars adventure will run two-to-three minutes and focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and their cohorts as they lead the Galactic Republic against evil armies of cloned troopers created by the Separatists.'"
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"Star Wars: Clone Wars" coming to Cartoon Network

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  • by Ark42 (522144) <slashdot.morpheussoftware@net> on Sunday October 12, 2003 @09:16AM (#7194119) Homepage
    Is there something stopping a future creation of Star Wars 2.5 for some reason? Everybody likes prequals, so why not a .. um.. interqual?
  • by Decaffeinated Jedi (648571) on Sunday October 12, 2003 @09:17AM (#7194124) Homepage Journal
    He doesn't have much choice, Star Wars was always supposed to be the story of Anakin Skywalker. If he focused on the Clone Wars instead of Anakin's fall from grace, that would be contradictory to the intent.
    Was Star Wars always supposed to be the story of Anakin Skywalker, or is that just another example of LucasHistory(TM)--you know, the version of history where the Star Wars films were always intended for kids, Greedo shot first, and Lucas planned a nine-part saga from day one? ;)
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday October 12, 2003 @09:49AM (#7194210)
    Let's overlook the racism and the poor acting, for a moment. (True fans are busy awaiting Episode1 and aren't still making excuses for AoTC.) On a much deeper level, StarWars sends a shocking, frightening, and sickening message to America's youth.

    StarWars portrays space as a site of warfare between different species and even between rival human factions.

    When A New Hope was released to theaters thirteen years ago, America was at peace. The Vietnam War had recently been brought to a close, and Americans were looking forward to a new era of prosperity and at friendly relations with their neighbors.

    But within a few short years, America invaded Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama, Iraq, and Haiti. What had happened? What had become of our message of peace? What could have transpired in the interim to bring about this cruel turn of events?

    I'll tell you what: StarWars was released to thronging masses of American youths. In their orgiastic rush to imbibe their new-found cultural icons, they discarded all the wisdom we had acquired through the blood and sweat of our recent military conquests.

    It's no surprise, of course. Even the name "StarWars" itself conveys a message of conflict and carnage. A New Hope is, at bottom, a story about armed rebellion by rabble against a benevolent legal order, precisely the sort of communistic message we had come so close to defeating in Vietnam.

    Perhaps it would've been different if we had won the Vietnam War. Perhaps then we would've witnessed the fall and destruction of communism and all its bastard progeny (socialism, yuppyism, the Home Shopping Network, etc.). Unfortunately, the world will never know.

    George Lucas, I think I can speak for everyone here on slashdot, and indeed with the entire breath of humanity: you should be ashamed of yourself for what you have wrought.

  • I can't wait (Score:2, Interesting)

    by yoshi1013 (674815) on Sunday October 12, 2003 @12:26PM (#7194842) Homepage
    I for one can't wait for these shorts, though I am with the people who wish that they would be longer.

    I think Genndy Tartakovsky was a great choice to make these shorts because he has a great handle on stylish animated action. Watching "Samurai Jack" also reminds me of a lot of anime notably "Rurouni Kenshin" with the split screen action and cinematic framings.

    In an interview Tartakovsky said that he made "Samurai Jack" largely because there weren't enough animated shows with enough action to satisfy his tastes. And thank god for that decision because the action scenes in "Samurai Jack" are enormously entertaining with their sense of pacing and their build ups.

    Since the only really interesting things that happened in Episodes I and II were the action scenes anyway I think this is definitely a good thing. We really don't need a lot of plot because it's not like that's the strongest aspect of the prequels anyway.

  • by QuessFan (621029) on Sunday October 12, 2003 @01:29PM (#7195118)
    It doesn't have to be WTC. And is it not proper to compare Pentagon with DeathStar?

As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie