LucasFilm animation is releasing Star Wars: Clone Wars in theaters August 15th. The computer animated film takes place between episodes II and III (or as I like to call them “sand” and “lava”). Sez USA Today:
Director Dave Filoni says the film delves into the wartime exploits of Anakin Skywalker, who later becomes Darth Vader, and his mentor/friend Obi-Wan Kenobi. It’s about “the mission they are sent on, which brings them together as a mentor and student.”
Following the film in the fall is a new TV series that, Filoni says, “looks at the larger scope of the war and covers many characters and cultures.”
The TV series, set to show on the Cartoon Network and TNT, should not be confused with the short Clone cartoon clips shown earlier on CN. Some episodes even delve into the lives of the cloned warriors, who previously seemed interchangeable. As the live-action prequels revealed, the clones are reproductions of the bounty hunter Jango Fett, father of fan-favorite Boba Fett, himself a clone of his “father.”
“We have the chance to do an episode just about the clones and explore their personalities, which may be more unique than a lot of fans think,” Filoni says. “We also have the chance to use the many different Jedi, who we’ve only glimpsed in the features, which is exciting.”
StarWars.com has a video preview and behind-the-scenes look at the computer animated film, featuring Supervising Director Dave Filon.
[via USA Today]