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This awesome teaser for the season finale of Star Wars Rebels looks back on the story of Ahsoka Tano and her former master Anakin Skywalker – leading up to a confrontation that is likely to be both epic and tragic.
The one hour long season finale airs March 30th at 9PM ET/PT on Disney XD.
It seems like the great people at Lucasfilm behind Star Wars: The Clone Wars, despite getting ready for the debut of Star Wars: Rebels, aren’t quite ready to let go of their previous saga just yet. With six seasons, a novel, a comic and more, and the “lost episodes” released on Netflix, it seems they still have some stuff left over.
StarWars.com has now release 3 unfinished stories plus another short story reel that have “proxy” animation (one of the intermediate steps before the full animation is rendered) but the voices and story are in place. Check them out here, along with the “Clone Wars Legacy”, about how they story, and the untold stories, fit into the Star Wars Saga.
Not bad for a show that was technically canceled over a year ago…Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which had 13 more episodes released on Netflix after completing the already-in-progress work when the announcement was made, won two Daytime Emmy awards! Christopher Voy won an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award for his color work, and the show itself won Outstanding Special Class Animated Program! Congrats to our friends involved in the show, Dave Filoni, George Lucas and all the rest!
Congrats to our friends at Lucasfilm and Star Wars: The Clone Wars! After it’s fifth and sort-of-final season (more episodes were completed and are available on Netflix), it received for nominations for the Daytime Emmy awards, which will be awarded on June 22nd.
The nominations are for: Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing – Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. The latter is a juried award that has already been announced, with Christopher Voy winning for Color work on Clone Wars.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for 13 final episodes in “The Lost Missions”, exclusively on Netflix March 7th. Check out this trailer, which really sets the mood for the final days…
“Lost Missions” of Star Wars: The Clone Wars to be released exclusively on Netflix March 7th with entire saga
It was no secret that when Star Wars: The Clone Wars was canceled, there was some in-process material that was left in limbo – we just didn’t know how much. However, it has been announced that there are in fact 13 full episodes now completed, and they will finally be released on March 7th, exclusively to Netflix subscribers to coincide with the entire series being added to the online video provider’s catalog, which will also include several “Director’s Cut” episodes as well.
From the press release:
The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm, and Netflix Inc. today announced the highly anticipated debut of the sixth and final season of the Emmy(r) Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars exclusively to Netflix members in the US and Canada on Friday, March 7. Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed “The Lost Missions” will be the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars saga, which includes several director’s cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.
In these eagerly anticipated episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and the dark sides of the Force are revealed. An intrepid clone trooper discovers a shocking secret, Anakin Skywalker’s closest relationship is tested to its limits, and what Master Yoda discovers while investigating the disappearance of a Jedi could forever change the balance of power in the galaxy. Fans will not only be able to watch the thrilling finale, they’ll be able to see more of Star Wars: The Clone Wars than ever before as Netflix will also stream the director’s cut of seasons one to five.
“Star Wars is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “The Clone Wars marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.”
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first time any Star Wars content has been available for Netflix streaming members. The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and The Walt Disney Company to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to the service in 2015. Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live-action, and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature, and Lucasfilm beginning in 2016. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC Entertainment Group and Disney Channel films and TV shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.
The final full season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is now out on Blu-ray and DVD today, plus the Collector’s Edition of the complete series is also out on Blu-ray and DVD, if you haven’t started your collection yet – 14 discs for Blu-ray and 19 for DVD, including over 7 hours of extras!
Unfortunately, no signs of the completed Season 6 segments here either…
Check out this alternate scene (the animation isn’t complete) of the climactic point of the finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and see if you sense how Ahsoka really felt…
P.S. I’m still hearing that they have completed more material for The Clone Wars, but it is still unknown how and when we might see it…
(Note: you need to read the full article to see the video – it automatically plays with an ad to start, and I don’t like auto-play videos when I don’t expect them…)
We know there was at least some measure of completed footage for episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars left in limbo after the announced cancellation in March – including the first signs of the infamous “Order 66” being programmed into the clones.
But just how much almost-finished material was there? According to composer Kevin Kiner, who has done all the music for Star Wars: The Clone Wars, they may in fact have 10 episodes near completion. In an interview with the Full of Sith Podcast, Kiner said, “We have about 10 shows that we’re still working on that are going to be part of the special material. And even hopefully there’s going to be a soundtrack record as a part of this special material, we’ll see…they’re in negotiations about that so we’re not positive that’s going to happen.”
In addition, during the recent Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, during one of her “Behind The Force” shows, Ashley Eckstein also mentioned new episodes. So it seems we may not have seen the last – but we’re still not sure how and when we might see the rest.
This will be a trivia question that will trip even some experts up: What science fiction series did David Tennant receive an Emmy nomination for?
Doctor Who‘s 10th Doctor, David Tennant, who will return to that role in the upcoming 50th Anniversary special episode, is now an Emmy nominee – but not for his well known role, or probably one that you’d expect at all…but for a guest stint he did on the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
Tennant twice voiced the role of Huyang, a droid who is also a master lightsaber builder – in fact, he seems something of a cross between a droid and Ollivander from the Harry Potter franchise, where he guides some young padawans on the art of constructing a lightsaber.
Sam Witwer, currently starring in Syfy’s Being Human, also received a nomination for his voicing of the revived Darth Maul. When we talked to Sam last December, he said of playing in the Star Wars universe:
“It’s every bit as cool as you’d think – it turns you into a bigger fan that you were before. I was already a huge Star Wars fan, and really knew my stuff, but just sort of working for these guys…it can be all consuming. It’s really, really fun. I dreamed of working on a Star Wars project since I was a kid. So to actually contribute to that mythology in my own small way is a tremendous privilege and an honor, and a great responsibility as well, because you don’t want to get it wrong. It’s a wonderful mythology. The Clone Wars have gotten so good at telling stories in that world, it’s fascinating. It’s really fascinating. Especially to be Darth Maul, to bring this really, really dark element to the show is challenging, to keep it within the confines of Star Wars, but at the same time make it psychologically messed up, interesting like that. And I’ll tell you, if people think they’ve seen dark, they haven’t yet. It gets horrifically dark in upcoming episodes this season. People will see why the first several episodes of this season, that there are lighter episodes, because they are trying to balance out some very, very dramatic stuff that happens when the dark comes.”
In addition to Tennant and Witwer being up for the Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program, Jim Cummings also received a nomination for his role of Hondo Ohnaka.
Clone Wars also received nominations for Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program (Supervising Director Dave Filoni and Kyle Dunlevy, Brian Kalin O’Connell, Steward Lee,and Bosco Ng), Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Animation (David Acord and Cameron Davis), Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition (Kevin Kiner) and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.
As an animated program, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is part of the Daytime Emmy Awards, which will be presented June 16th.