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There's going to be a Lego Clone Wars TV Movie?

06.27.2011

Star Wars is an exercise in merchandising gone mad to begin with, but this latest bit of news takes things to an entirely new level of crazy.

Apparently it was revealed at the Licensing International Expo a little while back that there's going to be a Lego Clone Wars TV movie, presumably airing on Cartoon Network. So if we do the math here, that makes this a movie, based on a video game, based on a toy, based on a TV show, that was a spin-off of a film series. Do I have that about right? It's like INCEPTION for branding, and it almost makes your head spin.

This also comes with the news that George Lucas is planning a second animated show set in the Star Wars universe.

"Today, George Lucas is hard at work on a second animated series that will complement 'The Clone Wars', taking 'Star Wars' in a completely new and fun direction."

Yes, because this is what devoted Star Wars fans want him to be spending his time on. It will never make sense to me why this man insists on doing everything in his power to aim this franchise exclusively at children.

Extra Tidbit: I thought the Clone Wars feature film was actually better written and acted than the new trilogy. Probably because Lucas was hands-off.
Source: ComingSoon

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8:25AM on 06/28/2011
The Lego Star Wars games have always managed to make some pretty funny digs at the series in it's pre rendered cut scenes, so as long as that elements stays intact this could actually end up being fairly amusing - Star Wars is ripe for parody, as Robot Chicken and Family Guy have repeatedly proven.
The Lego Star Wars games have always managed to make some pretty funny digs at the series in it's pre rendered cut scenes, so as long as that elements stays intact this could actually end up being fairly amusing - Star Wars is ripe for parody, as Robot Chicken and Family Guy have repeatedly proven.
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2:15AM on 06/28/2011

I agree with the Extra Tidbit

The Clone Wars movie was a POS (all the garbage was George Lucas' idea interestingly enough), but the actual series is really entertaining. And yes, I agree that was because Lucas didn't have a lot to do with it. Hopefully if and when George Lucas kicks off, Star Wars will become good again.
The Clone Wars movie was a POS (all the garbage was George Lucas' idea interestingly enough), but the actual series is really entertaining. And yes, I agree that was because Lucas didn't have a lot to do with it. Hopefully if and when George Lucas kicks off, Star Wars will become good again.
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9:57PM on 06/27/2011
The Holiday Special will be Citizen Kane by comparison.
The Holiday Special will be Citizen Kane by comparison.
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9:22PM on 06/27/2011
This is really happening?
This is really happening?
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7:02PM on 06/27/2011

Oh, the irony.

The majority of Star Wars fans ARE babies. And I'm not talking about the kids.
The majority of Star Wars fans ARE babies. And I'm not talking about the kids.
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5:57PM on 06/27/2011
He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil.
He's more machine now than man. Twisted and evil.
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5:01PM on 06/27/2011
NEVER UNDERSTOOD THE FASCINATION WITH THE CLONE WARS SAGA. NEVER WILL.
NEVER UNDERSTOOD THE FASCINATION WITH THE CLONE WARS SAGA. NEVER WILL.
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4:05PM on 06/27/2011
I'm getting tired of Star wars.
I'm getting tired of Star wars.
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4:00PM on 06/27/2011
GL, pick a new director and let him go back in the myth to the Old Republic and do a new trilogy without kiddy junk.
GL, pick a new director and let him go back in the myth to the Old Republic and do a new trilogy without kiddy junk.
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2:45PM on 06/27/2011

I lost faith in GL...

a long long time ago

Nowadays my only hopes are related to the SW games, which pretty much always rock
a long long time ago

Nowadays my only hopes are related to the SW games, which pretty much always rock
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2:34PM on 06/27/2011

Why..

Seriously. get to work on 7,8,9 please.
Seriously. get to work on 7,8,9 please.
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2:32PM on 06/27/2011
He aims for children because he thinks they're easy to please, and maybe that's true. I love Star Wars, but I think the direction its been taking for a while now has forced me to move on in every way except videogames. It's sad, but its probably good for me to move on a little too.
He aims for children because he thinks they're easy to please, and maybe that's true. I love Star Wars, but I think the direction its been taking for a while now has forced me to move on in every way except videogames. It's sad, but its probably good for me to move on a little too.
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12:55PM on 06/27/2011

sweet jebus

NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously we are getting to the point where Star Wars is becoming a rediculously pathetic joke even to those who love it! STOP THE MADDNESS!!!!!
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously we are getting to the point where Star Wars is becoming a rediculously pathetic joke even to those who love it! STOP THE MADDNESS!!!!!
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12:51PM on 06/27/2011
This smells like Count Dooku to me.
This smells like Count Dooku to me.
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2:03PM on 06/27/2011
I think you meant Bantha Poodoo.
I think you meant Bantha Poodoo.
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11:50AM on 06/27/2011

EXTRA TIDBIT

I thought the Clone Wars feature was pure GARBAGE! My god, that was truly the lowest point of all feature films in the franchise and I really didn't like Attack of the Clones, but Clone Wars is probably not even worthy of a 1/10!
The tv series is better though, and I blame too much screen time for Asoka or what's her name in the movie... she's probably even more annoying than Jar Jar

As for this news - sounds really pointless. By now I don't think many people are highly anticipating any new
I thought the Clone Wars feature was pure GARBAGE! My god, that was truly the lowest point of all feature films in the franchise and I really didn't like Attack of the Clones, but Clone Wars is probably not even worthy of a 1/10!
The tv series is better though, and I blame too much screen time for Asoka or what's her name in the movie... she's probably even more annoying than Jar Jar

As for this news - sounds really pointless. By now I don't think many people are highly anticipating any new animated projects from this universe. It's basically a new game or a live-action movie/TV series
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11:42AM on 06/27/2011

We have to go deeper.

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