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Animated Shorts The Micro Series & Genndy Tartakovsky appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV- Completed Shows' started by GGrievous, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview & Teh Mole Host star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Or the fact they say it was made to market the TCW movie and not ROTS
     
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  2. Deliveranze

    Deliveranze Force Ghost star 6

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    I thought I heard that the relative success of the microseries inspired Lucas to consider a full-length show.
     
  3. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I've heard that too, and it's clear that the designs of the microseries inspired the designs of TCW. And then of course you have some overlap in the voice cast, but that's likely just because those are the best actors for the roles.
     
  4. Darth_Accipiter

    Darth_Accipiter Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  5. Darth Dnej

    Darth Dnej Jedi Master star 4

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    It's a shame that we didn't get to see the Battle of Coruscant pre-ROTS in TCW. But at least I've still got the CW microseries. It also covers things we've never gotten depictions of in canon (Introduction of Ventress and Grievous, Anakin's Knighting). I think that was because originally the CW microseries was still going to be canon and TCW was re-writing the events of novels and graphic novels of the time.
    CW is still the best Star Wars series to me, and likely always will be. TCW is far, far, far longer and has some amazing moments. But CW packs a ton in 2.25 hours.
     
  6. Bor Mullet

    Bor Mullet Force Ghost star 6

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    CW also has the distinction of being the only medium in which the character of Grievous actually works.
     
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  7. superstardestroyer-1

    superstardestroyer-1 Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    I just rewatched both volumes on DVD over the last week. Much of it still holds up. I know it's likely tied up in licensing hell and parts of it would never fit into the new canon now that Disney/LFL released the official ending to The Clone Wars Series (and some inconsistencies started popping up even when Lucas was in charge of The Clone Wars), but I think omitting this from the canon creates some big gaps in the Disney continuity.

    We no longer have official canon representations of things like Anakins knighting, the introduction of Grievous, how Anakin got his scar, Anakins first fight with Ventress, etc. The Clone Wars series makes it seem like Ventress is a well known enemy to them, which always made me think Clone Wars was still canon in the early days of the CGI series, but that was quickly walked back by LFL.

    In my perfect world, I'd love to see LFL buy the cartoons from CN and re-edit it together up to where the inconsistencies begin (something like chapter 21). Do it in a way almost like how they created the Droids and Ewoks DVD's in 2004. It's not a perfect solution, but it would help fill in some holes in the canon and re-introduce a really fun and creative series back into consciousness.

    If not, I'd love to see them do a cartoon or comic series (comic being way more likely) called "Clone Wars: Year One" that would go back and retell these stories such as Durge, the knighting, Anakin getting his scar, Ventress in the arena impressing Dooku (I know that's covered a bit in Jedi Lost, but there's room to show it), Grievous first showing up, Anakin and Obi-Wan as padawan and master in the early days of the war, etc. Do this in a way that honors those older stories. I just think this first year of the Clone Wars is ripe for story telling in the new canon.
     
  8. DarthWolvo23

    DarthWolvo23 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Do you think it still just about works in head canon if you assume original CW all the way up to the montage of Anakin and Kenobi after Anakin's knighting, then TCW follows this all the way to the final season.

    Then it would have to go the story on Nelvaan BEFORE Old Friends Not Forgotten which happens at same time as Battle of Coruscant (dialogue about Shak Ti being sent to protect the Chancellor still matches up) then back to the original series for the link straight into ROTS then to TCW for the story up to Order 66!
     
  9. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Treasure Lover of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Hell yeah.
     
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  10. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Dammit I was trying to find this thread. Anyway really excited to watch this again
     
  11. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Just need Droids.
     
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  12. TCF-1138

    TCF-1138 Anthology/Fan Films Manager and Ewok Enthusiast star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    And hopefully it's not only in the U.S.
     
  13. R4-D4

    R4-D4 Jedi Master star 1

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    Does anyone know if they will retroactively label all thesereleases back to canon? I hope they do.
     
  14. MrDarth0

    MrDarth0 Jedi Master star 4

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    The Story of the Faithful Wookiee? So we're still pretending the Holiday Special never happened?
     
  15. TheCloneWarsForever

    TheCloneWarsForever Force Ghost star 7

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    I wouldn't read anything into this regarding canon status. This is no different than continuing to publish EU books under the "Legends" brand.
     
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  16. Jedi Knight Fett

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    Pretty much.
     
  17. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    It'll be interesting if they add the "Legends" banner to the 2D series. Haven't seen it all the way through in a few years so pretty stoked to see it land. If anything I'm going to watch the Mace Windu short like 10 times ahhahaa.
     
  18. TrandoJedi

    TrandoJedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I wonder if these will be in HD on Disney +? If this leads to a Blu-Ray release I will be pretty pleased.
     
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  19. Jedi Knight Fett

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    It won’t most likely.
     
  20. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Force Ghost star 4

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    So great this is properly coming to Disney+. It remains my very favorite Star Wars series.

    (Hopefully they're released as hour long volumes 1 and 2, rather than each individual episode).
     
  21. Prequelfan93

    Prequelfan93 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    So glad this is coming to Disney + this is great news.
     
  22. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Treasure Lover of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm not the biggest fan that they packaged all the shorts together for D+, but as someone who owns them on iTunes I can live with it. @Samayel_ you were asking if there were any bonus bits, and the answer is no, just the series. I only glanced at it but the quality seems pretty up to snuff.
     
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  23. BigAl6ft6

    BigAl6ft6 Force Ghost star 7

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    I only have these on DVD and I always watched as a single flick and only 480p so I'm pretty stoked to watch them in HD. Gonna watch me part 1 right now.
     
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  24. Samayel_

    Samayel_ Jedi Master star 2

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    Chapter 20 is still one of my favorites moments in all of Star Wars PERIOD, when I saw that for first time I even had a nightmare with Grievous.
    Btw, I´m from south America, so I don´t have the Vintage Collection on my D+, can anybody tell if the Ewoks cartoon and CW comes with their openings?
     
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  25. Rebel-Jedi

    Rebel-Jedi Jedi Master star 1

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    I watched both seasons of the Clones Wars micro-series and it appears at least to me season 2 has better video quality than season 1, anyone else notice this?