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Lucasfilm announces Star Wars: The Clone Wars is winding down and Star Wars Detours is on hold

Star Wars: The Clone Wars ‘winding down’ and Detours ‘on hold’, says Lucasfilm

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is winding down and Detours is postponed, says Lucasfilm has released an official story about the eventual fate of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the animated series from Lucasfilm Animation, as well as the postponement of another animated series, Star Wars Detours.

Dave Filoni's announces details about the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on

Dave Filoni’s announcement about the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Lucasfilm, and Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, are letting their fans know that The Clone Wars Series will be winding down, as there are already episodes that have been completed for the next season. With these episodes, you’ll find, as Filoni states on the video accompanying the story, “some of the most important story arcs are still coming your way.” He elaborates by saying, “there are still some gaps in there, things that are really crucial to the overall story arc of the Star Wars Universe that we need to finish off and tell you. They are the best episodes that my crew has ever committed to screen.”

We don’t have any details about where and when we will get to see the episodes that finish The Clone Wars series. We only know that they will be coming. Stay tuned to ToonBarn for details.

Star Wars Detours

Star Wars Detours

Here’s what the Lucasfilm story says about Star Wars Detours:

“Star Wars Detours, from Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Todd Grimes, was conceived and produced before we decided to move forward with the new Star Wars trilogy, and in the wake of that decision, Lucasfilm has reconsidered whether launching an animated comedy prior to the launch of Episode VII makes sense. As a result, we’ve decided to postpone the release of Detours until a later date.”

Seth Green has spoken to his fans about the Detours show. Here is a quote from his Twitter Feed on March 11, 2013, after the Lucasfilm story was posted:

“As you may know, Detours is on hold while Lucasfilm focuses on the new Star Wars films. Don’t fear, you’ll see it when the timing’s right.”

There is plenty of mixed reaction to the news about both animated shows on Twitter, as well as other mediums of instant communication. The news traveled fast.

Preview of Star Wars: The Clone Wars new episodes

Preview of Star Wars: The Clone Wars new episodes

There was speculation for months about how The Clone Wars would end, and even more as the final episode of Season 5 saw Ahsoka Tano walk away from the Jedi Order. Now, as we saw a preview on the story of what is still to come on The Clone Wars animated series, we are intrigued by a Clone Trooper that seems to be overcome by his “Order 66” programming, and this shows us how right Dave Filoni was about how good the end of the series will be. I, for one, will be glad to see the series end on a high note, where the best episodes will occur at the tail end.

If anything can be gathered from these official announcements from Lucasfilm, it is this:

With all of the focus on Episode VII, you can bet that the Star Wars Universe that we know and love will be in good hands, and the stories we have yet to see will be well worth the wait.

May The Force Be With You!


Marc Morrell

I am a Big Fan of all types of animation. Like a lot of things, the cream always rises to the top. My favorites have included Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, anything Pixar, Phineas and Ferb, Voltron Legendary Defender, and the DC/WB Animated Films. I have a lot of Old School favorites as well, such as Star Blazers, Voltron, Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo.

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