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Cartoon Network Previews 'Clone Wars'

July 11, 2008 11:37 AM

The Clone Wars

NEW LOOK: The show was classic “Star Wars,” but the stylized characters gave the episode a distinct feeling of something separate from the movies.

Critics were treated to a screening of an episode of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which will air on Cartoon Network in the fall.

The episode followed Yoda trying to convince an envoy to join his side in the Clone Wars, but the petite green Jedi is ambushed by the evil Count Dooku and his assistant Asajj Ventress.

The show was classic “Star Wars,” especially in its sound design, but the stylized characters gave the episode a distinct feeling of something separate from the movie.

The theme song also contains the classic John Williams score with a drum beat underneath it.

The series will follow an August theatrical release of “Clone Wars.”

“Clone Wars” takes place in between Episode 2 and 3 of the “Star Wars” trilogy, and 22 episodes are ready for the first season.

David Filoni, supervising director of the series, said he wasn’t born when the first film was produced, but he remembers playing Luke Skywalker and Han Solo with his brother in the backseat of his parents’ car, shooting at other cars like they were X-Wing fighters.

—Andrew Krukowski

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