Official Star Wars: The Clone Wars Announcement

Well, we now have the official word on the fate of Star Wars: the Clone Wars direct from StarWars.com.

They’ve decided to take Lucasfilm Animation is another direction, they state in a news release you can find here. Apparently, the team is now focusing on developing a new series, which shows a time never before shown in a movie or on TV.

As a result, The Clone Wars will be “winding down”. Episodes that are currently in production will perhaps be released as a bonus feature on the Season 5 DVD, or maybe put out at a later date. For now though, all we know is that The Clone Wars Season 6 will NOT air on television. (I figured this would happen. There just isn’t a place for TCW on Disney channel, and with the new movies being developed, and a thrilling season 5 finale to end TCW TV series, they think its time.)

Also, the comedy show Star Wars: Detours is on standby with a postponed release date.

There is a clip were TCW director Dave Filoni talks about the future of the show, and what’s to come, which you can watch here. For now, all we can do is keep the good memories of the past five seasons, and hope for new episodes to somehow be released in the future, whether online or by DVD.

Tell us what you think about all this in the comments section below.

(And by the way, does Ahsoka’s new situation require us to change our name? I mean, Ahsoka isn’t a Jedi anymore. Should we change our name to something other then the JediAhsoka blog? If yes, comment on what you think our new name should be!)

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Star Wars and Disney?

Well, by now I’m sure you’ve already heard that Disney has purchased Lucasfilm, and now owns the rights to make new Star Wars movies, which the new head of the Disney/Lucasfilm enterprise has said is a sure thing. If you hadn’t heard, then…surprise! Lucky you got to hear the news from us.
Take note that I didn’t call the news ‘good’ or ‘bad’. You, of course, will have your own personal feelings on the matter, and if you’re like most older SW fans, you’re silently cursing Disney and George for making this move.
But before you begin (or continue) chiding Lucas for his latest business deal, hear us out.
This doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
Disney is a huge company, and like them or not, they have produced some great movies in the past. They have huge budgets, the latest facilities, and paid Lucas a heck of a lot of money. (But who’s counting? Not us.)
George’s reasons for selling Star Wars to Disney are simple.

He wanted to his movies, his story, his Star Wars universe, to have an extended life. Think about it: the SW movies aren’t so hot anymore. Most of them were made before a lot of younger SW fans were even born. The SW movies aren’t the reason the franchise is still going strong. It’s the new things, like The Clone Wars tv series, the clothing lines, the action figures, the SW Legos, that have swept in the legions of 5-12 year olds. But what would have happened in 10-20 years, if Lucas hasn’t sold? He would be retired, the TV shows would probably be off-air, the clothing and action figures lying in a thrift store somewhere. And this is exactly what he’s said in a video interview published on the SW youtube channel. By selling to Disney, he’s essentially sacrificing control of his company for the long-life of his universe. People might not be happy about the new movies that are now for sure being made by Disney (episode 7 in 2015, supposedly), but at least new movies will pull in new fans, and breathe new life into Star Wars. About the new movies: Though Lucas said HE would never make any more, he apparently is okay with OTHER people making more. “I can be a fan now,” he commented, calling it more fun then actually making creating them. (let’s just hope Disney doesn’t create a laugh-track filled sitcom based off of Star Wars, with the Jedi council members each trading quips for the audiences pleasure.)

So, in short, I’m enthusiastic about this new development. If Disney can make the right moves, keep the characters true to themselves, and pull off the right amounts of action/adventure/fantasy/comedy, then this might be fun. But then again, that’s a big IF…

What do YOU think? Comment below an tell me!