Written by David Morgan
George Lucas is bringing Anakin Skywalker and Co. back to the big screen, this time in the animated feature Star Wars: Clone Wars, which will fill in part of the gap between Episodes II and III. Variety reports that LucasFilm, in association with Warner Brothers and Turner Broadcasting, will release Star Wars: Clone Wars on August 15th, before following it up with a spin-off series airing in the fall on Cartoon Network and TNT.
Lucas said he "felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell." He said he wanted to tell them through animation, pushing the technology forward at the same time.
The only regular Star Wars actors who will be lending their voices are Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Matthew Wood (General Grievous and the battledroids).
Dave Filoni is the director this time around, while Henry Gilroy, Scott Murphy, and Steven Melching are the writers. Purists probably won't care for this entry into the Star Wars canon, but they can take heart in five simple words: This time it's in 3-D!