Fisking the LucasFilm announcement

March 23, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

As the other shoe drops (‘Bonus Content’ to be two story arcs) I thought the upbeat LF announcement needed revisiting.

As we enter into an exciting new era focused on the next Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm has decided to pursue a new direction in animated programming.

We’re handing everything over to Disney’s animation department and closing ours down.

We are exploring a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming. You can expect more details in the months to come.

Disney want to make a show to promote their movies.
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#SaveTheCloneWars action for Saturday

March 23, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

It’s TWITTER campaign day! 😀 Join us at 9:30PST/12:30EST/17:30GMT and let’s get #SaveTheCloneWars trending!

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#SaveTheCloneWars action for Friday

March 22, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

Send letters for Disney and LF to 11thirtyeight. If you’re running out of things to say why not use some of the Talking Points provided by SWU?

Fighting to Save the Clone Wars

March 21, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

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If you have a Twitter account (or would be willing to create one just for this) SWU is suggesting a Twitter protest this Saturday (March 23rd) from 9:30PST/12:30EST/17:30GMT the aim is to get the hashtag #SaveTheCloneWars trending. This means tweet using it, RT tweets containing it and generally get the word out. Also tweet @Disney and @starwars telling them how great TCW is and that you want it to continue.

This is definitely a numbers game and the more people taking part the better. If it succeeds #SaveTheCloneWars will appear on millions of Twitter home pages, probably making a lot of people who watch the show but don’t follow SW news online aware, for the first time, that it has been cancelled. Hopefully a few of those people will work for Disney and will be made aware that not everyone is blinded by their promises of future movies and amorphous TV series.

Sites, blogs and FaceBook groups campaigning to save The Clone Wars.

If you know of others (I bet some of you do) please comment and I’ll add them.

Goodbye LucasFilm Animation

March 20, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

or Why Disney is the new Sith Empire

The news just gets better and better doesn’t it?

Since the rumours that The Clone Wars was going to be cancelled proved to be correct fans have been speculating on the reasons for it. The LucasFilm announcement on starwars.com gave reason for hope, but reading it again in light of recent developments I can see how they carefully did NOT tell us that “a whole new Star Wars series set in a time period previously untouched in Star Wars films or television programming” would be made by the LF Animation division. I just assumed, foolishly, that the only logical reason for cancelling TCW so abruptly was because they wanted the team to work on this new series, which no doubt will be a run-in to the sequel movies.

But NO.

Of course it’s ‘only a rumour’, but let’s face it they’ve been hitting them out of the park recently. Word is that The Clone Wars Team is Being Disbanded. Not just disbanded but
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Clone Wars Cancelled

March 11, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

Dave is trying to make it sound better than it is, but the rumours turned out to be true and Disney have cancelled the Clone Wars before its time.

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There’s no way to get around it, there is no season 6 planned, just ‘bonus’ episodes which presumably are finished or so close that even the idiots running Disney can see that it would be dumb to scrap them.

In case I’m not making myself clear I think this is a BAD decision, made for stupid reasons. Disney want to ‘clear the boards’, cancel or ‘delay’ anything which was in progress, anything started before they took over. No more prequel era anything, it’s all got to be Sequal era now, the new rein of the Mouse. Well sod that for a game of cricket! I’m not a happy camper and will be letting the relevant players know about it.

I already signed the petition. Wrote to Iger at robert.a.iger@disney.com and via the Disney online contact form before the axe officially fell.

Next up I’ll need to buy a couple of stamps.

Walt Disney Studios,
500 S Buena Vista St,
Burbank,
CA 91521
Attn: Bob Iger

Lucasfilm,
P.O. Box 29901,
San Francisco,
CA 94129-0901
Attn: Kathleen Kennedy.

Onward to Season 6?

March 2, 2013 in SaveTheCloneWars by Firebird

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So that’s that, the 20 episode 5th season is over and we’re all looking forward to season 6 … or are we? We know that it won’t be on Cartoon Network and industry pundits were guessing that Disney XD would be its new home, but there has been no announcement yet. Nothing.
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