Clone Wars Character Designs

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  1. Blackeagle Jedi Padawan

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    Ever since the first chapter aired on Friday, I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what the Clone Wars character designs remind me of. Despite being directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, they don't really look much like Dexter's Lab or Samurai Jack.

    Today, it came to me. The style of the Clone Wars characters is very close to the short-lived Clerks animated series. For those who don't remember (and considering how quickly the series got canned, that's probably most people) you can take a look at the show's old website here.

    Pretty weird, considering how different the shows are.
  2. JediMasterGuff Jedi Grand Master

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    It does resemble Clerks, but I think it resembles Jack more, especially with the way the Kibuck runs.
  3. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    I love the design and way Clone Wars is animated! :D
  4. Hades2021 Jedi Master

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  5. Chancellor_Palpster Jedi Knight

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    For the most part, the translation from human to cartoon character is done pretty well for the actors. Palpatine is perfect, and Obi and Dooku are pretty close as well.

    But what is up with anakin?!!!?

    he does NOT look a THING like that. Huge chin and square face, with that circa 1999 hairstyle of long in front, short on top, with a big wall up from the forehead. He just looks so wrong and it bothers me.

    But I do like the female sith they've added in there. It looks like they used Doug Chiang's concept of the woman sith, because she is extremeley close to the concept rendering in the Art of Star Wars book.
  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    > But what is up with anakin?!!!?

    Genndy explains "what's up with Anakin" in this "making of" feature.

  7. BlazeLagoon Jedi Padawan

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    What's up with Mace's new duds? He seems to be the only character to undergo a change in wardrobe.
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    You talking about the black stripes on his shoulders?

    Kinda odd, but not inconceivable that a man as stylish as Mr Windu might go out shopping for some new designer jedi garb when the pay packet rolls in.

    You'll probably find his AOTC robe got too messed up in the geonosian arena battle to be worth dry-cleaning.
  9. BlazeLagoon Jedi Padawan

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    It's not just the stripes. His robe-cloak-jacket thing is entirely different.
  10. Celticsfan Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, they do resemble the Clerks character desgins a bit, imo. I also see alot of Samurai Jack in 'em.

    I love this show, and I really hope we get more than 20 chapters.
  11. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    The animation style has some aspects of Clerks as well as some of the classic Cartoon Network shows (Dexter, Samuari Jack).

    I love the way they incorporated so many sounds/music from the movies...to give the feeling of one continuity.
  12. Darth-Seldon Force Ghost

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    I think they resembe Kim Possible that Disney animated series. That is just what they remind me of.
  13. GhostPoet Jedi Knight

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    They remind me of the old 80's cartoons. Only with better animation...

    It's the lack of shading.
  14. Mertroid Jedi Grand Master

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    I know they do remind me of something. :D
    It hurts my brain for I've seen this style before :D
    Palpatine looks great and I loved how his fingers clapped, the sounds are great and I'm happy they have the original music in it! :D
    Mace looks different though, and heck I can deal with Anakin he looks fine, and Padme with C-3P0, everyone looked awesome! :D
  15. JediTrilobite Force Ghost

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    I don't like Palpatine... Other than that, everyone's fine...
  16. Jedi-Colonel13 Jedi Knight

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    Ya, the scene from the first episode- Anakin jumps ami a ring of super battle droids, they all raise their arms at once...very Samurai Jackish...
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