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The thread is separated into several different sections: Story & Plot, Facts: General, Facts: Characters & Plot, and Facts: Miscellaneous, Season 1, Season2. Enjoy!
Story & Plot
--starwars.com on the Clone Wars theatrical release
|As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army.
Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahshoka Tano find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences, one that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents, including the nefarious Asajj Ventress, will stop at nothing to ensure that Anakin and Ashoka fail at their quest.
The Clone Wars will be set in between Episode II and Episode III and will span the entire length of the Clone Wars. The theatrical release will focus heavily on Anakin and Obi Wan while the series will undergo a much broader scope. In fact the series will not focus on Anakin but instead each episode will stand on its own and cover a wide range of stories. Some will focus on particular Jedi while others will be nothing but clone troopers. Producer Catherine Winder revealed that the a lot of the stories are going to dive into the characters, revealing who they are, their motivations, their fears, etc. The shows are going to force viewers to think, to try and get behind the characters and what is going on.
Another note about the series is its nonlinear approach. Some stories will be stand alone, while others will have sequels, and some will even have prequels. The way they're handling the series, people will be able to jump in at any point and still be able to follow what's going on and enjoy it.
The new series will be far more realistic than the previous Clone Wars cartoon. They're striving to make this dramatic animation and storytelling rather than a cartoon. Plus they are paying big attention to continuity.
Dave Filoni reemphasizes the importance the series will place on story telling. Characters like Plo Koon and other Jedi Masters will be looked at in detail in short series arcs. Plus the clone troopers themselves will play a huge role. The series will go in to show the personalities of the clones as individuals rather than brainwashed masses. They'll be deserters, betrayers, and others.
Filoni compares the new series with the Star Wars Tales Comics, a very story driven, character driven series.
Each episode will be a half hour long (22 minute run time). They will be using CGI animation with a bit of Japanese anime influence on the characters. There will be 100 episodes at least. They will be directed by Dave Filoni who has worked on Avatar:The Last Airbender.
The show's producer, Catherine Winder, has worked on Ice Age, Aeon Flux, and Spawn. Previously she did most of her work in Japan and animation.
We've also been reassured of George Lucas' involvement. He drops in once or up to three times a week to see how things are going and to help out. Best yet, he's pushing the creators to explore the Star Wars universe, bringing in new concepts and plenty of surprises.
George Lucas has actually taken the time to write some scripts and plot outlines for several episodes along with helping direct everyone else. Another big impression he has made on the stories is character development. In fact so much has gone into this that production has actually slowed down.
Kilian Plunket, a character designer for The Clone Wars series has done work for the Aliens, Droids, and Tales comics, designing covers and working with the artwork. For The Clone Wars he has designed Mace Windu and Palpatine plus a little bit of everything else.
In an interview with TV Guide, George Lucas talked about Indiana Jones and advice for aspiring filmmakers. In the second section, Lucas shares information on the new Clone Wars animated series.
|"Unfortunately, it doesn't fall into the realm of what animation [typically] is, which is either adult, kind of off-color humor or kiddie stuff. This is, like Star Wars, sort of in between those two things. It's a lot of battle stuff, and it's obviously the Clone Wars, so it's a war picture. So it's kind of a PG-13 animated TV series, which is something that has never been done before and obviously doesn't fit in any of the conventional slots that these things fall into. In that, it's very different, and I think it's very exciting. It's got a very, very sophisticated look to it. It's very much like the features. We're still trying to figure out how to put it on the air."
Facts: Characters & Actors
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano (Anakin's apprentice)
Tom Kane as Yoda (voiced C3-PO in Star Wars: Robot Chicken, also voiced Yoda for the old Clone Wars cartoons, was Master Vandare in KOTOR I & II)
Matthew Wood as General Grievous and the battle droids (who was the voice of Grievous in Episode III)
Catherine Taber as Padmé Amidala (also did voice for Princess Leia in The Force Unleashed, Mission Vao in KOTOR
Jar Jar Binks
Corey Burton as Dooku
Nute Gunray Tom Kenny
James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi (also did Obi-Wan for Battlefront II, Episode II the video game, the old Clone Wars cartoon
Ian Abercrombie as Palpatine
Rotta the Hutt "Stinky": Jabba's son
Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker (plays Will, the lead in Disaster Movie)
Jabba Desilijic Tiure
Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress (also voiced Raging Raven in Metal Gear Solid 4)
Terrence Carson as Mace Windu
Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, Commander Cody, and the Clone Troopers (he played the voice of Gravemind in Halo 2 & Halo 3, General RAAM in Gears of War, voice for Daffy Duck and Taz in Space Jam)
*The New York Times has a new interview with George Lucas covering the Clone Wars. Check it out here The article gives a nice overview of the whole subject, from its birth all the way up to the new feature film. Mr. Lucas even mentioned that he's already working on the second and third season of the series.
*Over at scorenotes.com there is an interview with the Clone Wars composer, Kevin Kiner that you can listen to here
*Episodes of the Clone Wars are available on iTunes for $1.99 and episode or $39.99 for the whole season (22 episodes). Plus there is a half hour behind the scenes making of the Clone Wars available for free download. Just visit www.iTunes.com for more details.
Also, all episodes will be available for online streaming at www.starwars.com and www.cartoonnetwork.com one week after each air date. Thus starting October 10 the two premier episodes will be available for viewing for free.
Starwars.com and iTunes is also offering a free podcast that will contain details and secrets on the Clone Wars. Also free.
Lastly there is also a free online comic for the Clone Wars available at starwars.com that will introduce each episode.
So enjoy all the free stuff!
Sources: www.starwars.com, www.cartoonnetwork.com, www.theforce.net
*The Clone Wars feature film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in Australia December 17, 2008. The Clone Wars series will also be debuting on Australian TV (Network Ten) on November 22, at noon.
And for those of you overseas, starwars.com has a page for international broadcasters. You can check it out here. It's just a list of the channels for each country that it's playing on.
Matt Lanter, the voice actor for Anakin in the Clone Wars, has a new interview here. PopEater Interview. IGN Interview.
IGN interview about Season 2.
Tom Kenny, the voice of Nute Gunray. Check it out here.
Steve Melching, one of the writers for the Clone Wars. Check it out here.
Cat Taber, the voice of Padme Amidala, speaks out in a new Starwars.com interview. Check it out here.
Dee Bradley Baker, voice actor of the clones. Check out his interview here.
Olivia d'Abo, voice actor for Luminara Unduli. Check out her interview here.
James Marsters, voice actor of Captain Argyus. Check out his interview here.
Nika Futterman, the voice actress for Asajj Ventress. Check it out her interview here.
Dave Filoni's Season 1 IGN Interview
Randy Bantog, concept designer for the series. Interview.
Ashley Eckstein, voice actress for Ahsoka. Newsarama interview.
Destroy Malevolence: Dave Filoni comments on the introduction of trains to the Stars Wars EU.
Shadow of Malevolence: Dave Filoni comments on designing the Malevolence, from concept art to old school redesign.
Rising Malevolence: on Plo Koon, his voice and outlook.
Ambush: creating a new landscape, the coral moon.
*Clone Wars Season 1 Box Set Trailer -> at starwars.com
*Clone Wars Season 2 Preview -> at G4tv.com
*New Blog on expanding the designs of the Clone Wars -> at starwars.com
*For our Canadian members, Teletoon will be airing the Clone Wars this fall starting with Season 1 on Monday September 7 at 5:30 PM, and will be showing Season 2 as well. Check out the full details here.
*New Blog on Starwars.com featuring the Clone Wars Comic Con Panel (Dave Filoni, Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, and James Arnold Taylor). They do a Q&A that covers different areas of voice acting and some other topics. Check out the full article here.
Article: Comic-Con 2009: Clone Wars Voice Actors in Action
Article: Hello Star Wars See You Later 6TEEN, TELETOON Fall Launch
Fox2 News St. Louis interviewed Ashley Eckstein, the voice actress for Ahsoka Tano. She talks here about the show and her husband who is a baseball player.
Click here to watch it.
Source: starwars.com and www.fox2now.com
Article: Back In St. Louis: Ashley Eckstein Talks Clone Wars And Baseball
Plus Ahmed Best updated his twitter page with a tweet revealing that he worked on a new episode of the Clone Wars. You can click here to go to Ahmed's twitter page.
Article: Ahmed Best Returns To The Clone Wars
And finally wired.com did an interview with Cad Bane (yes the character, not the voice actor) which you can read here.
Article: Bounty Hunter Cad Bane Brings Pain in Season 2 of Clone Wars
Seth Green did an interview on starwars.com on his new, upcoming role as a droid named Todo 360 in season 2 of The Clone Wars. His character will be Cad Bane's droid. It's a short interview but you can read it here.
Article: Seth Green's Droid Debut in The Clone Wars
Also there's some concept art for season two on io9's website here.
Article: Space Battles and Alien Lairs in Star Wars Concept Art
Starwars.com interviews with Jaime King and Meredith Salenger, the voice actresses for Ione and Cassie in "Lightsaber Lost," with some pretty good Q&A.
Article: Jaime King and Meredith Salenger: Thick as Thieves
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