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"Star Wars: Clone Wars Epic Micro-Series"

Begins Friday, November 7

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Updated November 02, 2003
"Star Wars: Clone Wars," an "epic micro-series" consisting of 20 animated shorts, will air on Cartoon Network beginning Friday, November 7. The first 10 chapters will debut weekdays at 8 p.m. (ET, PT), from November 7-20, just prior to new episodes of Cartoon Network series. The next 10 episodes will debut in Spring 2004.

"Star Wars: Clone Wars" continues the saga where the live action feature film "Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones" left off – at the beginning of the "Clone Wars," an epic civil war that pits the old Republic against a vast separatist movement led by the forces of evil.

"Star Wars: Clone Wars" is being produced at Cartoon Network Studios by a team led by Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of "Samurai Jack" and "Dexter’s Laboratory." Each episodic short will be approximately three-minutes in length and will air exclusively on Cartoon Network beginning Friday, November 7. Chapters will debut at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). Following is the schedule for "Star Wars: Clone Wars."

  • Friday, November 7: Chapter One
  • Monday, November 10: Chapter Two
  • Tuesday, November 11: Chapter Three
  • Wednesday, November 12: Chapter Four
  • Thursday, November 13: Chapter Five
  • Friday, November 14: Chapter Six
  • Monday, November 17: Chapter Seven
  • Tuesday, November 18: Chapter Eight
  • Wednesday, November 19: Chapter Nine
  • Thursday, November 20: Chapter Ten
On Friday, November 21, all 10 chapters will be telecast in order, interspersed throughout that evening’s programming, during Fridays, Cartoon Network’s new prime time franchise airing Friday evenings from 7 p.m.-12 midnight (ET, PT) each week.

As "Clone Wars" unfolds, the valiant Jedi Knights lead the Republic’s Clone Army against both familiar and new adversaries across the galaxy. These new characters, epic battles and intricate stories will add an exciting new dimension to the "Star Wars" saga.

Anakin Skywalker, Mace Windu and Obi-Wan Kenobi are among the favorite characters appearing in new animated forms in the first 10 chapters of "Star Wars: Clone Wars." Kit Fisto, a Jedi who leads a special aquatic unit of Clone Troopers, leads an amphibious assault on the water planet of Mon Calamari. Count Dooku, the leader of the Separatist movement, appears, joined by a fierce female warrior trained in the ways of the Sith. The action in "Star Wars: Clone Wars" takes place on planets including Coruscant, Muunilist, Mon Calamari and Rattatak.

"It certainly fulfills one of my dreams to work on a project like "Star Wars" that is so thoroughly established it has become a part of our culture," said Genndy Tartakovsky, director and producer of "Star Wars: Clone Wars." "It’s an awesome assignment and I’m really honored to be a contributor to the "Star Wars" legacy."

"Genndy Tartakovsky and the team at Cartoon Network are tops in their field," said Howard Roffman, president of Lucas Licensing. "Their work on "Samurai Jack" shows that they can tell an epic story in a unique way, lavishing equal attention on dramatic battle scenes as well as the dramatic development of the characters."

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