Why Did Disney Cancel ‘The Clone Wars’ TV Show?By
Some Star Wars fans felt a disturbance in the force earlier this week when Disney announced it would be cancelling the very popular Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated TV show that has been playing on the Cartoon Network for five seasons. But why would they do that? More after the jump.
Lucasfilm released a statement on Starwars.com as to why this decision was made.
“After five highly successful and critically acclaimed seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we feel the time has come to wind down the series. While the studio is no longer producing new episodes for Cartoon Network, we’re continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs that promise to be some of the most thrilling adventures ever seen.”
To me, they did this for two big reasons. First, Disney wants to separate the new upcoming trilogy from the prequels as much as possible. With many people complaining about the overall quality of Episodes I-III, Disney is exercising it’s ability to mold a brand new image for Star Wars. Unfortunately, The Clone Wars is one of the casualties to go along with the cancelled 3D releases of Episodes II and III.
The other reason they would do this is because the new trilogy may be too mature for The Clone Wars watchers. Episode VII will more than likely be geared toward a new audience that has been very spoiled with excellent mature, darker and more intimate action/adventure films like The Dark Knight series, Lord Of The Rings, and even Harry Potter. Those kind of films wouldn’t fit with The Clone Wars show that has satisfied more young children than actual Star Wars diehards. J.J. Abrams is a Star Wars diehard and doesn’t make kid films. Getting rid of The Clone Wars is one of the many steps that Disney is taking to create a whole new design for the galaxy far, far away.
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