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Short Film Spotlight: Patton Oswalt’s Star Wars Filibuster

Back in April, Patton Oswalt guest starred on an episode of NBC’s Parks & Recreation titled “Article Two,” in which he played the role of a city resident upset about the potential removal of antiquated laws. One of the outtakes from the episode included an improvised 8-minute Star Wars rant which quickly went viral. And now the Nerdist Channel on YouTube has animated Oswalt’s rant, which you can watch below.

Lucasfilm Animation developing yet another Star Wars series

Variety reports that Lucasfilm Animation is developing a new animated Star Wars TV comedy series. Yes, you read correctly… a Star Wars comedy series. But really, are you surprised? If there is one thing George Lucas loves, it’s milking the Star Wars franchise for every golden drop.

Jennifer Hill, winner of a Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award, whose credits include Nickelodeon’s The Backyardigans, will produce the show, while Todd Grimes, who’s credits include Nickelodeon’s Back at the Barnyard will direct.

Writers will include Brendan Hay, who has written for the show Republicans love to hate, The Daily Show. Also, Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and executive producers of Robot Chicken, will have creative involvement in the series.

No start date or network have been announced.


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ season two premiere date

Cartoon Network announced today it will premiere a full slate of 22 all-new episodes for season two of the critically acclaimed and top-rated CG-animated series STAR WARS: The Clone Wars. The special one-hour season two premiere airs Friday, October 2 at 8pm ET/PT.

Fierce battles and expanded storylines raise the stakes in STAR WARS: The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters. The lives of the Jedi become more complex as secret and forbidden relationships are revealed and a new breed of villain enters to take advantage of the wartime turmoil. Season two introduces these lawless rogues into the fray along with a host of new characters, locations and creatures.


Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Complete Season One coming to DVD, Blu-ray

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is coming to DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 3 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner Home Video. Uniquely packaged with an exclusive 64 page production journal, the four-disc set contains all 22 episodes from the first season.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One is presented in widescreen with English, Spanish and French 5.1 DTS audio and English, French and Spanish subtitles.

Bonus features include:

· Seven Director’s Cut Episodes

· 22 Episodic Featurettes that go behind-the-scenes with Supervising Director Dave Filoni and crew about the making-of each episode.

· 64 page production journal that includes early sketches, artist notes, and concept art from each episode from Season One.

· Blu-ray Exclusive – The Jedi Temple Archives: An extensive database exploring test footage, early concept art, 3-D character and object turnarounds and early animation. The Archives is a rare look at the assets in various stages of creation for The Clone Wars, with a wealth of surprises and never-before seen moments sprinkled throughout.


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ set for TNT debut

Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which found success on Cartoon Network, will re-air on TNT this February.

The show will debut on TNT with back-to-back high-definition episodes on Saturday, February 14, at 11 p.m., following NBA All-Star Saturday Night. The series will then air, also with back-to-back HD episodes, in its regular timeslot, Wednesdays at 10 p.m., beginning February 18.

The series premiered on Cartoon Network with 4 million viewers, nabbing the record for biggest premiere in the network’s history and was #1 in its time period in cable and broadcast for boys 6-11.


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