‘Clone Wars’ canceled: Lucasfilm announced this week it would axe “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” the animated series on Cartoon Network.
Lucasfilm has canceled “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” a prequel that appeared on Cartoon Network for the past five years.
“After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series,” Lucasfilm announced Monday in a statement.
The statement added: “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.”
Canceling the show is part of Lucasfilm’s new direction, which includes postponing the release of “Star Wars: Detours,” an animated comedy from Seth Green, the company said.
“‘Detours’ was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of [upcoming 'Star Wars' film] ‘Episode VII’ makes sense,” the company said. “As a result, we’ve decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.”
‘Clone Wars’ made its debut in 2008 and received praise from critics.
“Thank you to the fans and everyone who made the Star Wars Clone Wars so special. We had an amazing run!! 5 seasons of Star Wars awesomeness,” tweeted Matt Lanter, who provided the voice of Anakin Skywalker. He added in another tweet: “A deep, deep, heartfelt thank you. It has been my honor. Truly.”
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