Cartoon Network Cancels Star Wars Series
By Allison Moore
Washington, D.C. (March 12,
The Cartoon Network has cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars
after five seasons.
The show generated decent ratings and enthusiastic praise from
Star Wars fans on Internet message boards. But it appears the
animated series got caught up in the politics of Disney's new
acquisition of LucasFilm.
Disney has announced that it will produce new films in the Star
Wars series and that could conflict with the Clone Wars series,
which was a prequel to the movies.
has been a pleasure to work with
Lucasfilm on Star Wars: The Clone Wars over the last five years
and introducing a whole new audience to this great iconic
brand," the Cartoon Network said in a press release.
Ad Week reports that LucasFilm approved the series on a
year-to-year basis, which allows the now Disney-owned production
company to pull the plug although the Cartoon Network airs the
The press release said a new Star Wars series could be in the
works, but until it's launched, it's difficult to assume it will
ever air with the studio concentrating on the feature films.
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