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    Droid War

    While it isn't actually a Star Wars tv series, it is based on one...
    TFN posted this story:
    A fan film series called "Droid War," which follows the visual style of Lucasfilm's Star Wars: Clone Wars on Cartoon Network, has garnered a lot of attention from fans.

    "Droid War," created by director Chris Northrop and animator Koy Campbell, will feature a number of 2-minute episodes and characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and General Grievous. The creators are aiming for an August, 2006 release for the first episode.

    What may set "Droid War" apart from other animated fan films is its high production values, due to the crew's association with Nicktoons Network and the cable television channel Nickelodian. In our opinion, "Droid War" seems headed in the right direction visually; hopefully, the storyline and audio, whose quality isn't apparent from the teaser trailer, will also impress.
    The video can be seen here.

    So far, it doesn't look too bad.
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    Looks similar to what we saw in the Clone Wars (as noted), maybe it would be better if it went in a different direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimJamBonds
    Looks similar to what we saw in the Clone Wars (as noted), maybe it would be better if it went in a different direction.
    That's the feeling I got, *too* similar to someone else's stylized work, they should have found their own voice. It's not very difficult to make the line art that looks like Tartakovsky's work, his genius is in HOW he uses it, this would be like making your own South Park episode, the characters are easy enough - there's even a Flash character generator on the web now - but the flavor of the style is what makes it unique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JediTricks
    That's the feeling I got, *too* similar to someone else's stylized work, they should have found their own voice. It's not very difficult to make the line art that looks like Tartakovsky's work, his genius is in HOW he uses it, this would be like making your own South Park episode, the characters are easy enough - there's even a Flash character generator on the web now - but the flavor of the style is what makes it unique.
    A buddy of mine did some stuff that looked South Parkish about 5 years ago when he was putting together his resume. He said it wasn't all that hard to do.

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