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STAR WARS(TM): THE CLONE WARS(TM) Premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, October 3

Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. (PRNewsFoto/Cartoon Network)

An All-New Star Wars Adventure Comes to Television Every Friday Night
Available on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network HD

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first
weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, premieres on Cartoon
Network Friday, October 3 at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) with a special one-hour
presentation that anchors the Network's all-new night of fantasy, action
and adventure. New series The Secret Saturdays and the current hit Ben 10:
Alien Force join STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS for a night of non-stop
adventure, exciting storytelling and innovative animation.

In the signature style of Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS: THE CLONE
WARS chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda,
Ahsoka Tano and other favorite STAR WARS characters as they struggle
against the dark side during the divisive, action-packed Clone Wars. Each
week, a new story in the galaxy-changing Clone Wars comes to center stage,
brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive
producer George Lucas.

Dwindling numbers of Jedi fight to maintain freedom and restore peace
to the galaxy, using their army of genetically engineered clones against
the seemingly never-ending droid army. The terrible conflict grows wider as
our heroes are swept into the turmoil of war, while the evil Count Dooku,
his assassin Asajj Ventress, their master Darth Sidious, the mechanical
General Grievous and a rogue's gallery of never-before-seen villains scheme
to defeat them.

Cartoon Network's new night of fantasy-adventure programming begins at
8 p.m. (ET, PT) with the series premiere of a new comedy-action series, The
Secret Saturdays, from Cartoon Network, Porchlight Entertainment and
creator Jay Stephens, about a family of world-saving adventure scientists.
Doc, Drew and Zak Saturday live in a hidden base and are part of a network
of scientists who protect against all the underlying evil in the world. To
the Saturdays, ordinary folktales aren't just legends, but real-life
mysteries and adventures. Traveling from the Gobi Desert to the Marianas
Trench, they explore ancient temples and bottomless caves and tangle with
twisted villains, including the masked madman V.V. Argost and his
half-human/half-giant spider.


Friday, October 3
8:00 p.m. The Secret Saturdays (p)
8:30 p.m. The Secret Saturdays (p)
9:00 p.m. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (p) "AMBUSH" Jedi Master Yoda is on
a secret mission to forge a treaty with the King of the strategic system
of Toydaria when his ship is ambushed by Count Dooku. Yoda and three
clone troopers must face off against Count Dooku's dreaded assassin
Ventress and her massive droid army to prove the Jedi are strong enough
to protect the king and his people from the forces of the war.
9:30 p.m. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (p) "RISING MALEVOLENCE" Creating
panic throughout the galaxy, a devastating Separatist mystery weapon
terrorizes the clone Starfleet. Anakin and Ahsoka race to save Jedi
Master Plo Koon and his clone troopers in time.

Fridays Beginning October 10
8:00 p.m. The Secret Saturdays (p)
8:30 p.m. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (r)
9:00 p.m. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (p)
9:30 p.m. Ben 10: Alien Force (p)

Beginning Friday, October 10, new episodes of Cartoon Network's hit
original series Ben 10: Alien Force will follow premiere episodes of STAR
WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Ben 10: Alien Force originally premiered in April
2008 with record ratings as the most-watched original series premiere in
Cartoon Network history. The animated series continues the Ben 10 saga five
years later, when 15-year-old Ben Tennyson chooses to once again put on the
OMNITRIX. He discovers that it has reconfigured his DNA and can now
transform him into 10 brand-new aliens. Joined by his super-powered cousin
Gwen Tennyson and his equally powerful former enemy Kevin Levin, Ben is on
a mission to find his missing Grandpa Max. In order to save his Grandpa,
Ben must defeat the evil DNALIENS, a powerful alien race intent on
destroying the galaxy, starting with planet Earth.

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 91
million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc.'s ad-supported cable service offering the best in
original, acquired and classic animated and live-action entertainment for
kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday
and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel
space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and
acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and
programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media
environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the
world.

SOURCE Cartoon Network

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New Star Wars: The Clone Wars HD TV Trailer

September 01, 2008

A new small high-def trailer has come online for the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars television show, set to debut in October on the Cartoon Network.

The trailer includes a number of elements fans felt were missing from the Clone Wars film including General Grevious, full armor Y-Wings and Clonetroopers running around in Death Star-esque environments. Ahsoka is also prevalent in the trailer.

The Y-Wings appear to be engaged in a large-scale space battle rivaling the beginning of Revenge of the Sith. We can only hope.

Lucasfilm will likely release a larger version of the HD trailer in the coming days or weeks. Until then, check out the YouTube version below.

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Star Wars News From Dragon*Con

Posted By Mike on August 31, 2008

It seems as if there were some fun Star Wars happenings at Dragon*Con in Atlanta yesterday including a screening of the first episode of The Clone Wars. Check out what some of the attendees had to say...

From Dan K. ("Knode89"):

"Well Steve Sansweet gave those of us in Atlanta for DragonCon a BIG preview surprise today at one of his sessions with us. They showed us the World Premiere of the first episode of the Clone Wars Television series. I won't say too much about it as I am sure someone may give a better review of it but it was really good. It has Yoda, 3 Clone Troopers, Ventress and a battalion of droids on Toydaria with alot of action in the entire episode. A Very good first episode that received rave review from everyone there. Definitely a worthwhile episode to see. Expect some new trailers to be released by Cartoon Network soon both on air and online.

Some other info from it all that they told us today. It will be aired on Friday nights on Cartoon Network. They could not give us a specific start date but they did say it would be on the air Every Friday in October and that they could not say a specific start date because they will be releasing that date on Monday or Tuesday on Cartoon Network with a month long promoional series for the launch of the show. So adding it together looks like first week of October for it. Also, they announced it will be premiered in Cartoon Network HD as well.

When asked about the Live Action show, Steve said expect it in something closer to 2011 or 2012 since they were still writing it right now. However, he also said that since you can expect Clone Wars to run through 2010 or 2011 we won't be long in waiting between both series.

Gave us some great promos of The Force Unleashed as well, including a clip of Vader, the apprentice and the Emperor. with the Emperor being very upset with Vader for being a traitor to him and demanding he kill his apprentice. Also a clip of how the apprentice is found and becomes Vader's apprentice.

Everyone was surprised by getting the full Clone Wars Episode. We were expecting some clips but not an entire episode. Received rave reviews from everyone at the event. Didn't want to spoil it for everyone but I am sure others will fill you in as well or I can do so if you want the spoiler info."



From "Jediazrael":

"Just wanted to let you know that at Dragoncon on Saturday fans were treated to the World Premiere of the first episode of the new Clone Wars Cartoon. The episode focused on Yoda and three Clone Troopers negotiating a treaty and end up fighting Dooku's droid army. Steve Sansweet and the Cartoon Network presented the episode."



Our friend "Obi-Wan's Lost Bro" also points us over to a report at Yodanews.com.

http://yodasnews.com/

Thanks to "Obi-Wan's Lost Bro", "Jediazrael" and Dan for the heads up!

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/s...Con_117416.asp

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So does this mean that Cartoon Network HD will finally have their act together and show actual HD programming in their correct aspect ration instead of this squeezed upconverted crap they have been showing? I skipped on watching the Venture Bros this season after the premiere episode when I saw it was upconverted and letter-boxed on the HD channel. If they do that to The Clone Wars, screw them. Sorry about about my bickering, I was really excited to watch the Venture bros in HD. gues I will have to download the HD versions on XBOX Live

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i guess i won't be able to buy the movie version on bluray (or DVD for that matter) before the cartoon starts up. too bad, i skipped it in theaters (like many others apparently)
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Clone Wars in HD only for DirecTV & Dishnetwork as they are the only providers to carry Cartoon Network-HD

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Clone Wars in HD only for DirecTV & Dishnetwork as they are the only providers to carry Cartoon Network-HD

They will also air on TNT at a later date.

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good news. now i can just record this for my boy instead of shelling out $20 for it.

cuz it IS NOT worth buying

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I'm gonna have to record it on the DVR since I don't want my kids up past 9pm. I had really thought that it would have aired at 7 or 8pm

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can't believe this thread isn't getting more attention. well, I don't have cartoon network hd (comcast) but sd will have to do for now. my 6 yr old can't wait until oct. 3.

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Well, the thing is that this thread is regarding The Clone Wars being aired on Cartoon Network HD, which is a mirror of the SD channel. Also, the fact that Cartoon Network HD has not shown any HD programming whatso ever! So there is not much to get excited about until we actually see them air something in true HD, so we will have to wait until Oct.3. I have really low expectations that they will start with The Clone Wars.

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With something as high profile as this, I would hope they would have their act together.

It will be an embarrassment otherwise.
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Since the press release specifically mentions HD, I expect it to be in HD.

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If it is actually shown in HD, you think everything else that's suppose to be in HD will be in HD as well? And I wonder if they will still be stretching everything else as well.

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Since the press release specifically mentions HD, I expect it to be in HD.

I have no similar expectations, since the average viewer seems to think HD=filled screen anyway

That said... IF there is any push to HD, I would think Lucas might be able to do it. The Star Wars movies are some of the few 2.35:1 aspect ratio programming that HBO/MAX actually airs properly without zooming or cropping to fit 16x9... so if Lucas has any pull these days, I'd think he might have a shot at getting this in actual HD.

'course that doesn't mean anything else would be HD even if this is... but we can always hope... A New Hope

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September 23, 2008 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Cartoon Network Celebrates the Premiere of STAR WARS™: THE CLONE WARS™ with 2,000 House Parties Across the Country

Luckiest Kid in the Galaxy Gets a Surprise World Television Premiere Event

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On Saturday, Sept. 27, in homes across the country, thousands of kids, along with their families and friends, will get a sneak peek at one of the most anticipated television series of the fall, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. On that same day, one lucky youngster is getting his own world television premiere event in his hometown of Chicago, Ill.

Cartoon Network is partnering with House Party, a leading word-of-mouth company in the area of viewer engagement, to premiere the debut of the groundbreaking television series via 2,000 in-home viewing parties across the country. Each child who is hosting a premiere will receive a party kit that includes a lightsaber, character masks, glow sticks, tattoos, stickers, posters and balloons for all of their guests. Cartoon Network will also make the first two episodes of the eagerly awaited series available to hosts for their parties. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, the first weekly television series from Lucasfilm Animation, premieres on Cartoon Network Friday, Oct. 3, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT).

Calvin Rodgers, the lucky nine-year-old Chicagoan, meanwhile, will literally have the red carpet rolled out for him, his family and friends, and hundreds of other special guests, at the Park West Theater in Lincoln Park. He was recently surprised with the exciting news when a group of clone troopers came to his school, Edgar Allen Poe Classical, and delivered STAR WARS books donated by Penguin Books to help celebrate the debut of the series. Along with a screening of the first two episodes, guests at his premiere will also enjoy a fun-filled afternoon of STAR WARS-related activities and games. Several other kids hosting parties on that day will also receive surprise visits at their homes from clone troopers.

House Party, which engages a select group of consumer advocates to host House Party events where a brand, product or show is at the center of the party, gives fans an opportunity to host viewing parties for friends and family in their homes before a show airs to the general public. House Party provides the host parents and their kids with all the supplies needed to host. The company also asks its hosts to share stories, photos and videos about their party through the House Party microsite. Hosts can share their STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS party at www.houseparty.com/starwarstheclonewars.

STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS premieres on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Network HD Friday, October 3, at 9 p.m. (ET, PT) with a special one-hour presentation that anchors the Network’s all-new night of fantasy, action and adventure. New series The Secret Saturdays and the current hit Ben 10: Alien Force join STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS for a night of non-stop adventure, exciting storytelling and innovative animation.

In the signature style of Lucasfilm Animation, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite STAR WARS characters as they struggle against the dark side during the divisive, action-packed Clone Wars. Each week, a new story in the galaxy-changing Clone Wars comes to center stage, brought to the screen by supervising director Dave Filoni and executive producer George Lucas.

Dwindling numbers of Jedi fight to maintain freedom and restore peace to the galaxy, using their army of genetically engineered clones against the seemingly never-ending droid army. The terrible conflict grows wider as our heroes are swept into the turmoil of war, while the evil Count Dooku, his assassin Asajj Ventress, their master Darth Sidious, the mechanical General Grievous and a rogue’s gallery of never-before-seen villains scheme to defeat them.

About Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 91 million U.S. homes and 160 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service offering the best in original, acquired and classic animated and live-action entertainment for kids and families. Overnight from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animation for young adults 18-34.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

About House Party

Founded in 2004, House Party is a leading word-of-mouth and immersive marketing services company that engages a select group of consumer advocates to host in-home events and provides an exclusive, hands-on brand experience. The platform encourages brand credibility through peer-to-peer endorsement and a viral online community where consumer advocates can continue their conversation and excitement for the brand. Headquartered in Irvington, NY, House Party works with such industries as consumer packaged goods, food, entertainment and toy and game manufacturing. Current clients include NBC, Disney and P&G. www.houseparty.com

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That's the first time I have seen the available in HD. I really do hope its true HD, not what they have been showing. The Secret Saturday's seems to be widescreen, so hopefully it is produced in HD and shown in true HD. Oct. 3rd can't come any faster.

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to me the problem with this series is we are going back in time again just like the prequels and we know the big picture outcome already....i would rather they have jumped ahead kinda like an episode 7,8,9 deal instead where i dont know the outcome.

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2 things:

1. it doesnt say HD in the directv online guide....i think the guide, as it has been before, is wrong.
2. dvr alert....there are no repeats....1st episode is 9:00pm & the 2nd is 9:30pm....thats it.

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2. dvr alert....there are no repeats....1st episode is 9:00pm & the 2nd is 9:30pm....thats it.

Repeats are on 10/5 and 10/8.

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Repeats are on 10/5 and 10/8.

http://schedule.cartoonnetwork.com/x...e=mainSchedule

then the directv guide is way off because it:

1. doesnt list it as being on either 10/5 or 10/8.
2. doesnt list the preview special today either.

edit: directv has now updated the guide.

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The Clone Wars Movie: On DVD & Blu-Ray November 11

The animated adventures of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be coming to television every week starting next week, and you'll soon be able to also enjoy the theatrical Clone Wars movie in your own home! Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to home video on November 11, as a single-disc DVD, two-disc Special Edition DVD, and -- the first for any Star Wars release -- a Hi-Def Blu-Ray release. The single and double-disc standard-definition versions both include the widescreen movie with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround EX sound, and with feature-length audio commentary.

Bonus material on the Special Edition DVD and Blu-Ray include:

The Clone Wars: The Untold Stories: Preview stories, vehicles, planets, and battles from Season One of The Clone Wars television series. (This feature is in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray).
The Voices of The Clone Wars: Meet the voiceover actors and see them perform their craft. (This feature is in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray).
Gallery of Concept and Production Art (This feature is in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray).
Webdocs: Six making-of featurettes, as seen on StarWars.com (This feature is in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray).
Deleted Scenes: Cargo Bay, Platform Droid Fight, Rancor Pit and Through the Tanks
The New Score: Kevin Kiner leads a 90-piece orchestra to create the unique sound of The Clone Wars movie and series. (This feature is in Hi-Def on Blu-Ray)
Theatrical and videogame trailers (This feature is in HI-Def on Blu-Ray)
A digital copy of the movie to watch on the go.
Take the Hologram Memory Challenge: Test your skill and memory and unlock three hi-def TV series sneak peeks
Exclusive to the Blu-Ray release is a feature-length creative conversation video commentary, featuring Director Dave Filoni, Producer Catherine Winder, Writer Henry Gilroy and Editor Jason W.A. Tucker, who discuss the development of the feature, illustrated with behind-the-scenes footage, deleted material, concept art and more.

Be on the lookout for retailer exclusives. There are more details to come, but take a look at the exclusive packaging found at Best Buy -- where the Special Edition 2-disc DVD set will be available in a "steel book" tin -- and the Target exclusives, featuring the red-emblazoned Senate guard clone troopers.

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Thanks for the heads-up. We were planning on watching this but I had completely forgotten about the date, and I would have been P.O'd if we had missed the premiere.

Followed your link, and I'm trying to figure out why they would have put better cover art on the DVD cheapo, than on the high priced Blu-ray version.

Seems like a disincentive to me.

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also as a warm up for the clone wars premiere cartoon network is reshowing 2 shows on thursday nite that if u are a star wars fan are "must see tv":

1. "family guy: blue harvest" -11:00pm part 1 & 11:30pm part 2.
doesnt matter if u have never even seen a family guy episode....they do a parody of star wars episode 3....think "spaceballsesque"....even has great star wars insider jokes like the infamous stormtrooper "scream".

2. "robot chicken: the star wars special" - 12:00pm midnite.
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also as a warm up for the clone wars premiere cartoon network is reshowing 2 shows on thursday nite that if u are a star wars fan are "must see tv":

1. "family guy: blue harvest" -11:00pm part 1 & 11:30pm part 2.
doesnt matter if u have never even seen a family guy episode....they do a parody of star wars episode 3....think "spaceballsesque"....even has great star wars insider jokes like the infamous stormtrooper "scream".

2. "robot chicken: the star wars special" - 12:00pm midnite.
seth greens spoof with the miniature action figures doing the skits.

Both are pretty funny, but I think the best overall sequence in either of the two is the one-sided telephone call between the Emperor and Darth Vader in the RC version.

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to me the problem with this series is we are going back in time again just like the prequels and we know the big picture outcome already....i would rather they have jumped ahead kinda like an episode 7,8,9 deal instead where i dont know the outcome.

I agree to an extent. There is some good stories to mine during the Clone Wars, but I would rather see something in the distant past like Yoda as a 200 year old kid.

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Cartoon Sends In The Marketing Clones

Network Deploys Troops to Tout Its Animated ?Star Wars' Spinoff Series

By Linda Haugsted -- Multichannel News, 9/28/2008 7:06:00 AM

Soccer star David Beckham perhaps the world's most recognizable sports celebrity had some galactic competition for the spotlight at a recent Los Angeles Galaxy game, when he accompanied a clone trooper to the ceremonial coin toss.

The appearance by the white-armor-clad character from the upcoming Star Wars: The Clone Wars cartoon series was just one of the local affiliate promotional strategies created by Cartoon Network in support of the series, which debuts Oct. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on both the standard and high-definition versions of the channel.
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This is by far the largest marketing campaign we've ever done, said Brenda Freeman, chief marketing officer at Cartoon, a Turner Broadcasting System outlet. The network has designed the promotion to help its affiliates promote local products and bundles, especially high-definition programming, since the series has been rendered in HD.

Cartoon affiliates have welcomed the chance to melt their brands to the Star Wars franchise, said Turner Network Sales vice president of marketing and operations Gary Brockman.

The six live-action Star Wars films have earned an estimated $4.3 billion around the world, making it the third-highest grossing film franchise in history (behind Harry Potter and James Bond). In spite of critical drubbing, the animated Clone Wars feature film, which leads into the Cartoon Network series, has earned $33.9 million in the U.S. as of mid-September, according to the Internet Movie Database.

The series has very strong perceived value and the network is providing operators with ways to both engage current customers with Star Wars related merchandise for their loyalty programs or as a reward for taking new services, according to Brockman.

Cartoon partnered with corporate sibling Warner Bros. to provide previews of the animated movie to energize system employees, and to provide local operators with a benefit for their best customers.

Affiliates are also given Star Wars electronics and DVD packages, which systems can use as gifts-with-purchase, for instance. The network is also providing trips for two to the Red Mountain Spa in St. George, Utah, for systems to use as sweepstakes prizes or as incentives for local ad sales teams.

A major component of the promotion is a mall tour, with clone troopers appearing at shopping centers in New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Miami; and Houston. Visitors will receive light saber training, play interactive games and avail themselves of green-screen photo opportunities.

Other local appearances, such as the clone trooper participating in the Major League Soccer coin toss, are scheduled around-the-mall tour visits to expand awareness of the series debut as well as services offered by the local operators.

Brockman said the character was treated like a rock star at the Galaxy game as he handed out Yoda masks to young fans.

Freeman said Star Wars creator George Lucas previews advertising materials before they hit the market, but the campaign is very much the creation of Cartoon Network.

The channel has even come up with an on-air promotional stunt during the Oct. 2 World Wrestling Entertainment telecast on MyNetworkTV, she said. And it's not a clone trooper vs. Vince McMahon grudge match (we asked).

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Watching the special from this weekend and it doesn't look HD to me. It's almost like a non-linear stretch going on but it isn't as bad of a transition on the sides as TNT and FOOD.

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

NOW!
NEW!
ALL NEW!

(insert name of show here)
NEXT!
8/9 PM ET
TUESDAY!
NEXT WEEK!
IN 2 WEEKS!


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