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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.

Souce: StarWars.com

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12:59 pm

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1389946249' post='16806576'] From what I can tell, the episodes are apparently [url=https://twitter.com/RebelsReport/status/424087514605813760]going to air on a German tv network (Supr RTL) in February[/url]. ([url= (link) is 50% owned... read more 
Bespin refugee
8:10 am

From what I can tell, the episodes are apparently [url=https://twitter.com/RebelsReport/status/424087514605813760]going to air on a German tv network (Supr RTL) in February[/url]. ([url= (link) is 50% owned by Disney[/url]). The last rumor report has the eps airing on Disney XD/Disnel Channel someti... read more 
2:57 am

Does this mean they will air on cartoon network? 
Bespin refugee
2:55 am

[url= (link) Wars: The Clone Wars [/i]- "The Lost Missions" - Titles And Storylines Revealed[/url] 
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
8:13 am

[url= (link) Clone Wars[/i] Episodes To Lead Into [I]Rebels[/I]?[/url] 
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. 
4:13 pm

Thank god 
Bespin refugee
3:04 am

[url= (link) Filoni Update On The Final [i]Clone Wars[/i] Episodes[/url] 
1:15 pm

[quote name='glhshelby' timestamp='1368042230' post='16791858'] 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 ar... read more 
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