WB to premiere 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' TV series in India

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 6 June, 2010 - 13:57

Warner Bros India will launch George Lucas' much-anticipated STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS animated television series on July 3, at 6:00 p.m. With new characters, new worlds and new excitement, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS series recreates all the thrill of the epic cult science fiction saga through the medium of animation.

Transporting viewers to the gripping Star Wars galaxy and set between Star Wars: Episode II and III, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS reveals the untold stories within the epic battle. Each week, a new 'mini-movie', in the galaxy-changing Clone Wars takes center stage, promising a STAR WARS adventure never seen before! The series will continue the tradition of rousing stories, astonishing visuals and extraordinary music that have always been the hallmark of the Star Wars saga.

Commenting on the premiere of the television series on WB, Monica Tata, Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Entertainment Networks, South Asia, Turner International India said, "Star Wars: The Clone Wars showcases an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away, combining the expansive scope of the Star Wars saga with state-of-the-art computer-generated animation. The series is a perfect addition to WB's already incredible line up of Hollywood blockbusters, and is sure to inspire some action-packed evenings of entertainment for new and existing Star Wars fans alike."

"The Clone Wars is really a continuation of the feature films, and I wanted it to have the same look, feel and depth of the movies. I think we've succeeded in making it visually very different than anything else on TV. We've put a lot of emphasis on the story and character, because we wanted to make a series that everyone could enjoy. Young people can enjoy the characters, the action and the humor; older kids will like the depth of the story and the quality of the animation. For parents and adults, and for people who have been Star Wars fans for a long time, the series is exciting because it's one-of-a-kind - a dramatic, action-oriented animated series, done in an interesting style," said executive producer George Lucas.

Recognized globally for their talent and creativity, an Indian's presence was inevitable in the talent force behind STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Akanksha Sahu, a software engineer, was a part of the software programming team that is behind the amazing visual effects and series' animation.

In the signature style of Lucasfilm animation, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite STAR WARS characters as they struggle against the dark side during the divisive, action-packed Clone Wars.