Alright, this borderline jaded fan of the original Star Wars trilogy (that would be Episode IV: A New Hope, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, and Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi, for you youngsters keeping score at home) is actually looking forward to the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Episode II½, perhaps?
Now this theatrically released chapter of the Star Wars franchise — scheduled to hit theaters August 15th — is actually going to serve as the premiere of sorts to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated television series that is scheduled to premiere this fall on both the Cartoon Network and TNT. The trailer of said “Episode II½,” will be making its own official premiere tonight — May 8, 2008 — on five (count’em, five) Turner networks…
At 7:58 p.m. in all U.S. time zones, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang will debut an action-packed, two-minute preview of the animated adventure from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. It marks the first time a theatrical trailer has received a simultaneous, cross-network airing on Turner Networks. The trailer debuts in theaters on Friday, May 9, along with the first poster for the movie. (From StarWars.com)
Now, I may have already seen a crappy foreign language version of said trailer on line — before it was yanked. And, I’m sure a nice clear and crisp version in oh-so-pretty Quicktime will be available on line some time tomorrow as well. But, if I happen to remember I’m going to try to catch the airing tonight. (Probably on TBS since I’m more likely to watch a 7:30 rerun of Everybody Loves Raymond before watching Lou Dobbs on CNN.)
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