Monday, May 19, 2014

Brent Friedman Shares Details on Clone Wars Seasons 6 to 8

Brent Friedman, one of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars writers, has recently been tweeting some details of his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 6, 7 and 8.

As we previously mentioned on March 17, 2013 in our article "Was Clone Wars Intended for 8 Seasons?".  Star Wars: The Clone Wars was planned to have eight seasons.  Friedman confirmed on May 16, 2014 via Twitter that all of the episodes through season 8 were written.

Another piece of info Friedman shared was that another cool Yoda was a part of the future seasons.

He goes on to share to titles and fortune cookies of two of the four Echo centric episodes that he wrote.



He said that he will share the other two over the next couple of days.

More information can be found in other tweets at https://twitter.com/BFree63.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Gets Four 2014 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five, the final season that aired on Cartoon Network, received four daytime Emmy nominations for episodes that aired during 2013!

The 41st Annual Day Time Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  The full list of nominations that were announced today can be found at http://emmyonline.com/day_41st_nominations.

Outstanding Special Class Animated Program
Executive Producer: George Lucas
Supervising Director: Dave Filoni
Producer: Cary Silver
Line Producer: Athena Yvette Portillo

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Christopher Voy, Color

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Animation
Production Mixer: Cameron Davis
Re-Recording Mixer: David Acord
Foley Mixer: Frank Rinella
Scoring Mixer: Mark Evans

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation
Supervising Sound Editor: Matthew Wood
Music Editor: Dean Menta
Sound Editors: Jeremy Bowker, Erik Foreman, Pascal Garneau, Steve Slanec
Foley Editor: Frank Rinella
Foley Artists: Dennie Thorpe, Jana Vance
Sound Designer: David Acord

Season Six "The Lost Missions" is available now on Netflix.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

#SaveTheCloneWars One Year Later

It has been one year and one day, since the #SaveTheCloneWars website, Facebook page and twitter account were established on March 14, 2013.  Thank you to the thousands of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fans who have supported the campaign.  Over 6,000 of your have liked the Facebook page and over 1,500 of you have followed the twitter account.

Thanks again to Jimmy Mac from Rebel Force Radio for sounding the alarm and being the first to encourage us to contact Disney and LucasFilm and ask them to #SaveTheCloneWars.

Recently, some #SaveTheCloneWars supporters have suggested a new letter writing campaign. This time to write to @Netflix to thank them for being the home of "The Lost Missions," and to tell them that we would like more Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Netflix has recently been home to several original series and series revivals, and it has become a leader in home entertainment.

If you'd like to send them a letter to Netflix and ask them to help #SaveTheCloneWars, their address is:

Netflix
100 Winchester Circle
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dave Filoni Speaks with EW about Lost Missions

Today, EW posted an interview with Dave Filoni, "'Clone Wars' director Q&A: Final episodes answer big 'Star Wars' questions."

We have included two excerpts below be sure to read the full story at EW for more information.

One highlight from the interview is when Filoni was asked if these episode are the ending.
"So does the show have an ending? Or is 13 where the production basically stopped? 
Filoni: One of the reasons I was okay with us ending when we did and production shifting from Clone Wars to Rebels is I liked the idea of having this Yoda arc available to us because I felt like this was a great place to have an ending if it’s going to end. There’s been so many threads throughout the five seasons, if you were to try and wrap them all up each one would be its own big episode. Here we have two story acts within this the 13 that have a strong connection to the franchise, they’re very important to understanding the overall saga. They’re [creator George Lucas'] last statement about Yoda and The Force and how things fit together. If you’re a die-hard fan, they’re absolutely must-watch story content. As I think fans realized, this wasn’t just fun storytelling in the Star Wars universe. These were very much George Lucas’ stories and he felt they were as important as his other work."
Another highlight from the interview is when Filoni was asked about the possibility of a continuation of the stories of The Clone Wars.
"So is this firmly It? No chance of any additional content, such as a two-hour special or something, to wrap up some more story threads? 
Filoni: I always think of Yoda in these moments — the future is always in motion. Projects you think are no-brainers stall, and other things see the light of day. You never count anything out. I know the stories that are untold. I think they’re great. I’d love to see them told in some medium, some how. I’ve become a protector of those stories. [Lucasfilm president] Kathleen Kennedy understands the value of the stories we were going to tell. I’m sure we’ll find a way to find root for them in some manner in the future. I hope to be around for a long time."

The Lost Missions Now on Netflix

Star Wars The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions", and the rest of The Clone Wars, is now available on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.  If you don't have a Netflix account, you can sign-up for a free trial at https://www.netflix.com/getstarted?locale=en-US&start=start.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Two Clips from The Lost Missions

Star Wars: The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" and the rest of the Clone Wars saga will debut on Netflix on March 7th at 12:01 am PST.  This week a few preview clips have been released thus far.

Yesterday, the Star Wars YouTube officially released the Yoda clip that was first seen last May at Star Wars Weekends at Disney World.  This video is embedded below.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars - The Lost Missions - "Voices"
In this special preview clip from "Voices" from Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- The Lost Missions, Yoda begins a secret quest with a little help from a friend.

As the clip opens, Yoda is in a medical chamber, prescribed bed rest. Visited by Anakin Skywalker, Yoda tells the young Jedi that he needs assistance with something. "Help me to escape," Yoda asks. When Anakin says that Yoda is not in prison, and thus does not need to escape, Yoda is not so sure. Seeing the guards in his room, Yoda says, "Already, all around us the cage may be. A journey I must make. Alone." Anakin warns that the Council will not like this, to which the 900-year-old Jedi says that that is why he needs his help -- it's Anakin's natural creativity and spontaneity that sets him apart.

Yoda and Anakin leave the room and meet up with Artoo in a nearby hangar. Anakin commands his droid to get Yoda to a starship and get him off Coruscant. When Mace Windu and other Jedi reach the hangar, they demand to know where Yoda is headed and what Anakin has done. "Hey," Anakin replies, "for once, none of this was my idea." Yoda reaches a hyperdrive docking ring in space, makes the jump to lightspeed, and is away on his journey.

Watch "Voices" and every episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Netflix beginning March 7.
Today, USA Today released another clip from The Lost Missions in the post, "Exclusive clip: Clones come to Kamino in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'". 

This new clip features Captain Rex, Fives and Shaak Ti on Kamino as the investigation continues into why Tups killed the Jedi as seen in the first "bonus content" trailer from March 11, 2013.

Clone troops have a problem when one of their number is infected with a mysterious sickness in an exclusive clip from the "Lost Missions" episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" streaming on Netflix March 7. Lucasfilm

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Lost Missions Trailer and #CloneWarsLive

Today, the long awaited Star Wars The Clone Wars "The Lost Missions" trailer was released via the Star Wars YouTube Channel.  The video is embedded below.  The 13 episode season will be available in the U.S. and Canada via Netflix on March 7, 2014.


On the recent RebelForce Radio, 02/21/14, Jimmy Mac and Jason shared the idea of #CloneWarsLives to call them with voice mails thanking Disney for "The Lost Missions" at 708-302-1737. They will be sending the voice mails to Disney. We can also send letters and tweets to Disney to thank them for giving us these 13 episodes of a cancelled of a TV series, and while we're doing that, it would be a great time to also tell them that you want more episodes.