STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Unfinished Episodes Available to Stream Online

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Nothing as mundane as cancellation can stop Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  The series has officially been off the airwaves for over a year, but the spirit of it continues on in projects like Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions (the show’s final season) which is available on Netflix, and even the comicbook tie-in “Star Wars: Darth Maul – Son of Dathomir.”  Now, four unfinished episodes of the series are available to stream online courtesy of parent site, StarWars.com.  An introductory video explains the power of the series, as well as its stories as of yet untold.  Hit the jump for more.

Official STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Chronological Episode Order List Unveiled

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While the series was cut short from its broadcast run, the entirety of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is currently available to stream on Netflix.  The animated series takes place in the time gap between Episode II and Episode III, and apparently the show had a little fun with time jumps when it aired.  Episodes didn’t necessarily air in the order in which their events occurred, but now that the complete series is available to all with the click of a button, a treat for fans and Clone Wars virgins alike has been unveiled: an official chronological order episode listing.  Fans of the series can now revisit the show in a new way, and those who’ve never seen an episode (myself included) have the opportunity to watch everything in chronological order.

There do appear to be some significant discrepancies between chronological order vs. broadcast order here, so it’ll be interesting to see how—if at all—the viewing experience is altered.  Hit the jump to check out the list, and click here to watch the show on Netflix.

Netflix to Stream Final Season of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

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When Lucasfilm was sold to Disney, a number of the studio’s properties not falling under the Star Wars feature films” banner were put into jeopardy.  One such project was the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which Disney opted to halt in order to focus on the movies.  The show has been a part of Cartoon Network’s lineup since its debut in 2008, but when it was cancelled, production was already underway on a sixth season.  Though producers promised that the season six episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions”, would be made available at some point, fans were still facing an air of uncertainty with regards to the final installments.  Alas, Netflix announced today that it has acquired the steaming rights to the entire series, including the never-before-seen sixth season.

Hit the jump for more, including when you’ll be able to see the new episodes.

New to Blu-ray: PACIFIC RIM, THE HEAT, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Seasons 1-5, and More

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This week on Blu-ray sees the release of Guillermo del Toro’s monsters vs. robots epic, five seasons of a Star Wars animated series in a collector’s set, and a sports movie classic.  What will you be picking up?

These Four “Rules” Will Not Make STAR WARS Great Again

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A couple weeks ago, a humble open letter found its way onto the Internet, and not just any open letter. This one was accompanied by top-notch animation, an exclusive interview on io9, its own launch party, and an a cappella soundtrack. It’s title: “4 Rules to Make Star Wars Great Again”

That isn’t actually what it is; that’s just what it’s called. It would have been more accurate to title the video: 4 Pieces of Lame Conventional Wisdom and 1 Really Obvious Marketing Ploy.  Hit the jump for more.

Concept Art from the Upcoming Animated Series, STAR WARS REBELS; Complete Series Box Set Announced for STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

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In addition to the announcement that John Williams will compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII, fans who attended Star Wars Celebration Europe got a look at the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels.  It will be the first Star Wars animated series after the Disney-Lucasfilm merger, and the designs are meant to echo the designs of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie.  One of the notable designs was the protagonist’s ship, Ghost.  Fans also got to see CG renderings of a stormtrooper, interiors of a star destroyer, and more.  As we previously reported, the series will take place during the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV, and shows “a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”

Hit the jump to check out some of the concept art as well as the announcement for the Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 and another box set for the entire series.  Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD in fall 2014.

New Clip from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Which Is Coming to an End; Seth Green’s Animated Comedy STAR WARS: DETOURS Postponed

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Here’s some unfortunate news for fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  It looks like Lucasfilm has plans to wind down the animated series after five successful seasons.  No new episodes will be produced for Cartoon Network, but some story arcs are being developed and will be available elsewhere as bonus material.  Another animated series – Seth Green’s Star Wars: Detours – won’t even get off the ground as the execs have decided to postpone the comedy, which was planned before the new film trilogy was announced.  Hit the jump for the full press release as well as a new clip from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Likely to Depart from Cartoon Network in Wake of Disney Purchase

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In the wake of Disney’s recent $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm, it looks like Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be the first casualty.  Don’t worry, fans, the show itself will remain on the air, but its home will most likely be changing.  Having aired on Turner Entertainment’s Cartoon Network for its five-year run, the licensing rights were previously renewed with Lucasfilm each year; those rights run out at the end of the current 2012-2013 season.  Reps from both sides say they have yet to reach a decision on where the show will land at the end of the current season.  Hit the jump for more on the fate of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 

New to Blu-ray: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER, BLADE RUNNER Collector’s Edition, MAGIC MIKE and More

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This week on Blu-ray, the revisionist Abraham Lincoln story comes to Blu, Blade Runner gets a 30th Anniversary edition upgrade, and Steven Soderbergh’s seriously great “male stripper movie” comes to home video.  Briefly:

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Comic-Con: STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS Panel Recap: How Lucas Requested Darth Maul’s Return, Why Space Battles Are Hard To Pull Off and More

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While the prequels have a poor reputation among many Star Wars fans, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has proven that there are worthy stories to be told within that time period.  The cartoon show has introduced new characters and shown many more die.  While it certainly follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, the side characters are put in constant mortal peril and it creates a thrilling journey.  Darth Maul has been revived in the series despite missing half of his torso (he’s a little stir-crazy when we first meet him), and the panel talked quite a bit about the upcoming season while also explaining the tremendous Umbara story arc that was one of the highlights of Season Four.

Instead of having the voice cast twiddle their thumbs as they rarely make creative decisions, last Saturday’s panel featured the talents of supervising director David Filoni and head writer Matt Michnovetz moderated by Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo.  Hit the jump for the full recap of one of the most lively and interesting panels at Comic-Con this year.

TOP 5: JOHN CARTER Set Visit, STAR WARS, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE BOURNE LEGACY, Super Bowl XLVI Movie Ad Recap

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With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I can’t help but think that Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum’s The Vow is Hollywood’s way of saying, “We know you suck at planning romantic Valentine’s dates, so why not pay us to take care of that for you?”. And you know what? They’re right. I’ve already reserved a couple of tix for the pic and, just like that, I’m basically a romance deity (Note: “Romance deity” may be a slight exaggeration”).

All romantic escapades aside, this week’s “Top 5″ brings you all of our John Carter set visit coverage, a plethora of Star Wars items, a new trailer for director Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man, the first trailer and poster from Jeremy Renner‘s The Bourne Legacy, and all of Super Bowl XLVI’s movie ads in one place. You can find a brief recap and link to each after the jump.

STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE 3D Interview with Joel Aron (CG Supervisor THE CLONE WARS)

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With the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D this weekend, Twentieth Century Fox recently hosted a press junket at Skywalker Ranch and Lucasfilm.  In an effort to promote the experience for the next generation, my seven year-old daughter, Cyan, interviewed four people who helped bring George Lucas’ vision to life.  Her final interview was with Joel Aron, CG Supervisor for Star Wars: The Clone Wars the animated series.  They discussed how Darth Maul could come back if he’d been cut in half, the most rewarding part of working on Star Wars, who his favorite character is, his Sith name, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

STAR WARS News: Blu-rays Get Release Date; Star Tours to Reopen; Liam Neeson Lends His Voice to STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

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Tonight we’re bringing you three different bits of Star Wars news in one conveniently tidy package.  First up, we now know that the Star Wars Blu-ray collections (whose pre-orders we told you about a few weeks ago) will be released later this year on September 27th.  For those you of who held out on pre-ordering your copy until a firm release date was announced, you can finally push that excuse aside.  If you’re interested, you can pre-order Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray via this link to Amazon.  In case you only want to partake in either the Original Blu-ray Trilogy or the Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy, you can click here or here respectively.

Next, the Star Tours attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida will return from nine months of renovations on May 20th of this year.  Referred to as Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Disney Parks Blog confirms that the 3D attraction will feature “new droids, a new Starspeeder, and a new pilot” in the form of C-3PO.  With all of this in the bag, hit the jump to learn about Liam Neeson’s reprised role as Qui-Gon Jinn in Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Sullen Teenage Boba Fett Joins STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS

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How do you take a cult-character who unexpectedly found love among fans despite his minor role and then stick it to all those fans?  Well, in the case of Boba Fett from Star Wars, you remove all the mystique of the character turn him from a perceived bad-ass into a sullen child with daddy issues.  Now kids who enjoy Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network will get to enjoy the character as a sullen teenager.  USA Today reports that “A teenage version of Fett will appear next month in the popular Cartoon Network show The Clone Wars, bridging the generational gap between fans of the original trilogy and kids reared largely on the prequels.”  I suppose “ruining” constitutes some kind of bridge…

The article goes in depth about what makes Boba Fett such a popular character but this is the standout quote from Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni: “What makes Boba Fett interesting is the mystery.”

Hit the jump for more details about how they’re planning to get rid of that.

Screenwriter Craig Titley Interview; Talks STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, PERCY JACKSON and 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

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With director Chris Columbus’ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief opening this Friday, I was able to talk with screenwriter Craig Titley (Scooby-Doo, Cheaper by the Dozen) about his involvement in the project yesterday afternoon.  During the interview, we talked about writing Percy Jackson, his involvement in Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon (he’s written two episodes), and what’s up with 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.  And just to clarify the 20,000 Leagues story, two competing projects were going at the same time last year, one was at Disney with McG helming, and one was being developed at New Line with Sam Raimi’s company.  Titley wrote the New Line one.  During the interview he talks about his take on the material and what it’s about.

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