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'Clone Wars' Cancelled on Cartoon Network for New Star Wars Content (VIDEO)

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By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
March 12, 2013|11:05 am

LucasFilm has announced that it will stop producing new episodes of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" for Cartoon Network in order to make room for a new Star Wars concept.

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    People dressed as characters from Star Wars pose during a Star Fans Celebration in Guatemala City October 2, 2011. The celebration, aimed at fans of the films, took place for the seventh consecutive year.

LucasFilm Ltd., the company responsible for producing the animated version of "Star Wars" for Cartoon Network, has announced its intention of going in a new direction. The goal, according to company's website, is to explore a previously "untouched" time period.

"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," the website newsletter read. "We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming."

In the meantime, the company will no longer produce new episodes of the "Clone Wars" for Cartoon Network, although it does have plans to wind down the series with exclusive bonus content.

"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," the letter continued. "Stay tuned for more information on where fans can soon find this bonus content."

Disney purchased LucasFilm last year for over $4 billion. Since the purchase, the company has put new efforts into reviving the Star Wars franchise. The company announced in January that it would also postpone previous plans in order to focus on their new efforts.

"Lucasfilm has decided to postpone this fall's scheduled release of Episodes II and III in 3D," said the studio in a statement Monday to Entertainment Weekly. "Given the recent development that we are moving forward with a new Star Wars trilogy we will now focus 100 percent of our efforts on Star Wars: Episode VII in order to ensure the best possible experience for our fans. We will post further information about our 3D release plans at a later date."

 

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