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DarkArtist
12-23-2005, 03:37 PM
Hey I know this was already talked about before but was wondering, was it confirmed that the cartoon is going to follow ROTS or is it going to be more of the clone wars. I myslelf hope that it follows ROTJ, this way some of the Eu that is already established can be used in the Saga and it gives Hasbro a chance to branch out and give us more then just more versions of Luke Leia, Han and Chewie.

JediTricks
12-23-2005, 04:05 PM
They described it as a CGI Clone Wars. I gather the original idea was to get Genndy Tartakovsky to come back and just do more animated ones, but he declined so this will CG instead.

Blue2th
12-23-2005, 07:11 PM
That's too bad GT didn't want to do more of the animated Star Wars. Guess with 2 Emmy's under his belt, he wanted to quit while he was on top? I hope the CG series really pushes the envelope. It's not like Lucas doesn't have qualified people. It's got to be better than the CG GI Joe series. Though if you make it so realistic, what do you need a live action series for? Lucas has already blurred the lines between CG and live action where sometimes it's hard to know which one you are seeing. It'll be interesting to see what he comes up with.

El Chuxter
12-23-2005, 08:04 PM
That's too bad GT didn't want to do more of the animated Star Wars. Guess with 2 Emmy's under his belt, he wanted to quit while he was on top?

Actually, it had to do with control and guidance, though the opposite of what you might expect. He was a bit overwhelmed playing in the SW sandbox, and Lucas gave him about as much guidance as he apparently gives actors. He was only given necessary changes (such as Lucasfilm deciding that Grievous would debut in Episode XX or the entirety of Episodes XXI-XXV) when there was barely enough time to complete the episodes.

I was lucky enough to see the premiere of Season 3 (XXI-XXV), which was about four days before it first aired on Cartoon Network. Tartakovsky was there to answer questions, and it seems he and his crew had gotten no sleep at all for several days trying to finish this, and there were still two unfinished scenes (although had he not apologized for them, I doubt anyone would've noticed) and the sound effects were only done for about 3/4 of the episodes.

I'd say burned out on SW is far closer to the truth.

JediTricks
12-24-2005, 03:29 PM
Honestly, I think Tartakovsky and his team said a lot in their relatively short amount of time and I can totally understand why they'd want to move onto something else, it's good to keep things fresh so it doesn't end up repetetive and lifeless for the artist (and then by extension for the audience).

Blue2th
12-25-2005, 08:44 AM
I can understand that. It was a little gem. No sense in overplaying it. At first when the animated series was anounced, I was hoping for CGI like Beast Wars or Roughnecks, but after seeing the Clone Wars for the first time I was amazed and fell in love with the unique style all it's own. Now I hope that when the new animated series comes out that they break new ground with the style and that it doesn't look like other CGI animation. A lot of the CGI cartoons which are common now remind me of video games which is overdone now.

JediTricks
12-26-2005, 03:12 PM
Roughnecks would be the best way to go IMO, focus on a small group of characters (clone troopers, clone leaders, maybe a Jedi general) with a realistic style of CGI and let the outer world branch into stories here and there. Too bad Roughnecks got canned before the last 3 eps were produced (I gather they ran out of money fighting some odd contract dispute). :erm:

I fear they're gonna end up trying something TOO outrageous and end up sabotaging the whole thing.

DarkArtist
12-26-2005, 06:08 PM
That is too bad about CG. I was hopoing for some plan old classic animation like the 80's GI Joe or Transformers. True animation was come leaps and bounds since then, but still a classic is a classic.

JediTricks
12-27-2005, 03:41 PM
Non-anime animation has dropped to nearly nil in the past few years unfortunately, so if Lucas went with current trends it'd be an anime/CG combined show and I think that'd be a mistake, he needs to go with something that isn't just recycling what's popular right now.

Tycho
01-06-2006, 04:28 AM
I also like traditional cartoons like GI Joe and the original Transformers. Star Wars was rooted in the 70's-80's, and that'd make a nice homecoming for all of us original fans. But I loved what GT did with the Clone Wars for Cartoon Network.

JediTricks
01-06-2006, 02:38 PM
I also like traditional cartoons like GI Joe and the original Transformers. Star Wars was rooted in the 70's-80's, and that'd make a nice homecoming for all of us original fans. But I loved what GT did with the Clone Wars for Cartoon Network.
As I just pointed out in your thread about them taking too long, CG can take far less time to produce than traditional animation which often takes a year and a half per episode. And the way Lucas likes to tweak stuff right up until the end, only CG can give him that level of freedom.