Star Wars The Clone Wars Season Five News and Discussion

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  1. Teelie

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    Wasn't it Disney and not Cartoon who pulled the plug?
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    Well, that's a given at this point since the cancellation came on the heels of the Disney takeover so they were connected. I just meant the official cancellation announcement from Cartoon Network. Disney can issue an edict ordering production to stop but the official cancellation itself was in the hands of the network and they're the ones who had to formally pull the plug.

    For instance, NBC cancelled the original Trek, not Desilu or Paramount, while on the other hand Disney decided it was time for The Clone Wars to end. Sometimes the studio kills a project before a network even has the chance to make a call.
     
  3. Hound of UIster

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    I don't believe it was CN given how badly they were doing, TCW was one of their few bright spots.
     
  4. Teelie

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    The way I heard it was Clone Wars was going to Disney XD then somewhere it came out that it was in fact cancelled by Disney, not Cartoon Network.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    If that's the case then thanks for the correction. Studio and network politics can often be a mess to sort through.
     
  6. JD

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    So basically Disney did the same thing to The Clone Wars that they did to The Spectacular Spider-Man?
     
  7. Hound of UIster

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    That was Marvel and Sony though.
     
  8. Christopher

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    ^Well, yes, exactly. Spectacular was a Sony co-production, but Sony gave up the TV rights to Spider-Man in exchange for getting to keep the movie rights. And once Marvel had the TV rights back, they elected to end SSM and make their own show instead, which is why we're now stuck with the vastly inferior Ultimate Spider-Man.
     
  9. JD

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    My mistake, I thought that happened after Disney had control of Marvel.
     
  10. Christopher

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    ^Err, maybe it was. It might've been Sony and Disney that made the deal about how to divvy up the Spider-Man rights. I'm not sure of the timing.
     
  11. Stephen!

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  12. Set Harth

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    "Very poor choice of words." - Joker

    Just like bad Star Wars stories, including ones that trash previous continuity while managing to miss the point of Attack of the Clones.
     
  13. Stephen!

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    Regarding the Clone Wars Season 5 DVD, what did they do with "Revival"? Did they keep it as the first episode, since it aired as a season premier on TV, or did they move it back to being part of the Darth Maul arc?
     
  14. Set Harth

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    They moved it back.
     
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  16. cooleddie74

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    Just saw that announcement over on Facebook. I have to say, it's disappointing. Sure, we'll be getting the remaining content to wrap up the TCW storyline, but it won't be nearly the same and I imagine this is going to make a lot of fans pretty upset.
     
  17. JD

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    This is going to be in addition to the last episodes that were produced, right? If so it'll be nice to see some of the stuff that they never got a chance to actually produce. If it's instead of the episodes, then that is really aggravating.
     
  18. Corran Horn

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    Jennifer Heddle with LucasBooks just tweeted:

     
  19. Mr. Adventure

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    If that tweet means we're getting both the episodes and a comic tying up another arc that sounds good. I might even check those out and I haven't bought a comic in years.
     
  20. DarthPipes

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    I just consider this another fuck you from Disney in regards to The Clone Wars. The final Darth Maul arc would have made a terrific direct-to-DVD movie. It would have been another chance for Sam Witwer to continue his amazing voice work as Maul and Disney would have made a quick buck on this. I want to SEE the final Maul adventure, not read about him. It still annoys me that Disney cut short the sixth season of The Clone Wars.

    I'm glad Dark Horse will get to tell the tale at least though it's just a reminder that prequel era stories will be coming to an end once Marvel gets Star Wars back. Whatever you might have thought about the prequel films, I've found the prequels books and comics on a whole to be really good.