The animated show Star Wars: The Clone Wars keeps on piling its achievement. After being approved for its fifth season, the show is now celebrating its hundredth episode. The MediaFreaks 3D Animation Studio Blog points you to the trailer for this episode that tels the story of an elite Republic clone commando that has gone missing in action.
Here is a press release from Teletoon that talks about the milestones and insights of the showrunners as they celebrate this important achievement:
Since its debut, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has pushed the boundaries of the epic Star Wars saga with high adventure, explosive action, and incredibly detailed animation usually reserved for the big screen. Created and executive produced by George Lucas, the series has continued the story of classic characters like Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while adding new heroes, villains, rogues and sidekicks to the Star Wars mythos.
“From the start, the idea was to show that there were many more Star Wars stories left to tell after the six movies. We all love the Star Wars universe and we wanted to keep it alive on-screen in a way that had never been done before,” said Dave Filoni, Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. “I’m looking forward to what comes next. Seven years after Revenge of the Sith was in theaters, it’s never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, as the best is yet to come!”
Over the course of five seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has featured elaborate and thrilling action sequences across exotic alien worlds, added to the lore of the Jedi and Sith while plumbing the deepest mysteries of the Force, revealed new surprises about classic movie icons like Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, Darth Maul and Chewbacca, and introduced new characters like Ahsoka Tano, Savage Opress, Cad Bane, and Clone Captain Rex that have grown into fan favorites. It has welcomed guest stars like Liam Neeson, Ron Perlman, Simon Pegg, Jon Favreau, and David Tennant, while also making its core cast of talented actors fan-cherished additions to the Star Wars saga’s huge galaxy of stars.