Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ends As Lucasfilm Animation Heads In New Direction

Jay Cochran - March 11, 2013
Lucasfilm has released the following statement in regards to the Star Wars Clone Wars animated series and it's future:

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming. We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.

As part of this shift, we have also made some key decisions affecting Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Detours.

After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we're continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen. Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content. In the video below, Supervising Director Dave Filoni offers a peek of what is to come in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

At Star Wars Celebration VI last year, George Lucas gave fans a glimpse at the animated comedy series Star Wars Detours from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes. Detours was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense. As a result, we've decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.

We are incredibly proud of the teams at Lucasfilm Animation for creating some of the most amazing animation ever produced for TV. Keep checking StarWars.com for new developments on these and future projects.




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Wheeljack35 - 2014-01-17 @ 12:59 pm

From what I can tell, the episodes are apparently going to air on a German tv network (Supr RTL) in February. (RTL is 50% owned by Disney). The last rumor report has the eps airing on Disney XD/Disnel Channel sometime in the Spring, leading into TCW repeats in the Summer, and then, Rebels in the Fall.

Like the Dark Horse/Marvel Transition, any Star Wars shows will most likely air on one of their networks.

Well I think thats cool to have them on before Rebels

Bespin refugee - 2014-01-17 @ 8:10 am

From what I can tell, the episodes are apparently going to air on a German tv network (Supr RTL) in February. (RTL is 50% owned by Disney). The last rumor report has the eps airing on Disney XD/Disnel Channel sometime in the Spring, leading into TCW repeats in the Summer, and then, Rebels in the Fall.

Like the Dark Horse/Marvel Transition, any Star Wars shows will most likely air on one of their networks.

Wheeljack35 - 2014-01-17 @ 2:57 am

Does this mean they will air on cartoon network?

Bespin refugee - 2014-01-17 @ 2:55 am
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Wheeljack35 - 2013-12-02 @ 9:00 am

I just don't understand why they don't let them air on Cartoon Network just to finish them off

Bespin refugee - 2013-12-02 @ 8:13 am
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GPM in ICT - 2013-10-13 @ 2:03 pm

I'm just wondering how these final episodes are getting to us. I hope it's not Disney XD (which it more than likely is) as I don't have it. There have been rumors of Itunes or Amazon Video, both of which I'm not keen on either.

Wheeljack35 - 2013-10-12 @ 4:13 pm

Thank god

Bespin refugee - 2013-10-12 @ 3:04 am
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GPM in ICT - 2013-05-13 @ 1:15 pm

The lack of toys is not because Disney said "NO MORE TOYS!". Hasbro owns the licencing rights to Star Wars brand toys (at least for the next few years) and they are in control of whether figures are made, not Disney (and not Lucasfilm before them). The current lack of product is because either Hasbro was already scaling back BEFORE the Disney acquisition or because they are waiting to see what new direction Disney is going to take the brand so they can start making toys to support it.

Now I'll agree that Disney didn't tell hasbro not to make toys, but it cut the legs out from underneath Hasbro. I would say that LucasFilm and Disney had been in talks for atleast a year before the announcement of the sale. The reason I say that it that Lucasfilm had too many things in the pipeline that were suddenly stopped once Disney took control. On the video game front you had two games in development, you had the Clone Wars TV show (which takes 12 to 18 months to produce before airing and they have a complete season done), work on all five remaining movies in 3D with plans for release (TPM was released in spring 2012 and the original plan was to release the following five films every spring for the next five years. Then that changed to AotC being moved from spring 2013 to fall 2013 and RotS following six weeks after release of AotC) which were completely scrapped once Disney took control. Add to the fact that Hasbro plans for the toys center around (and have for the last fifteen years)what LucasFilm is doing with SW (ie toys themed around whatever movie is being released or TV or video game release, ie last years packages were Phantom Menace themed and this year was suppossed to be AotC themed). But with no movie or TV show to tie into, what is Hasbro going to do.

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