Archive for ‘The Clone Wars’

Clone Wars Cake!

Bonnie Burton | February 23, 2010

This Clone Wars cake by Marj Jenkins may be the tastiest tribute ever!

A dessert designed for an intergalactic celebration – vanilla cake layered with chocolate and raspberry buttercream filling. The entire cake is covered in blue and black buttercream swirled together to resemble deep space. The clone trooper helmet made of Rice Krispie Treats and covered in fondant is an extra little treat for the two birthday boys who shared this cake.


SOURCE: The Icing on the Cake Blog

Phil Lamarr Talks Clone Wars Team | February 10, 2010

Voice actor Phil Lamarr recently spoke with Newsarama who wanted to know the latest about his work on the upcoming new season of Futurama, as well as any hints at what’s to come on this season of The Clone Wars.

Nrama: So what’s going on with Star Wars: The Clone Wars?

Lamarr: Well…

Nrama: Anything you’re allowed to tell me?

Lamarr: [laughs] Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking, because they’re serious about their non-disclosure. We don’t get to keep the scripts. Like, if you forget to bring it…they send you a script at home and you bring it back. One time I forgot my script at home, and they said, ‘Here. This is a FedEx packet. When you get home, put it in this and send it.’ They’re not messing around.

But we’re having a lot of fun on Clone Wars. Now, what can I tell you? The new season has a shift. The stuff that Dave Filoni is doing…he’s taking it to a slightly darker place, because we’re heading towards the third movie, where things get bad. And this is paving the way.

Specifics? A lot of senate intrigue, which is good for me, because I’m playing Bail Organa. [laughs] But Dave is smart enough to know…nobody wants to see senate votes. So he’s really taking those issues and personalizing it to Padme (Catherine Taber), and giving them action elements as well.


Fashion Inspired by The Clone Wars Team | February 3, 2010

photos: Morgan O’Donovan via Dazed Digital

We already know that Star Wars has made its mark on cool urban street wear from the likes of Marc Ecko to adidas, but this may be the first time we’ve heard of The Clone Wars being a direct inspiration for runway fashions.

Swedish fashion label Acne’s Jonny Johansson told the press that his recent show in London took direct inspiration from The Clone Wars, which he watches with his sons.

Vogue UK reports:

Acne’s Jonny Johansson cites Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the starting point for his autumn/winter 2010 collection, which showed last night in east London. That’s not to say we should all start packing a lightsaber, but rather we should be channeling the intergalactic colour palette, shape and feel of Luke Skywalker’s get-up.

“The collection was actually inspired by a cartoon my two eldest sons are obsessed with; Star Wars: Clone Wars,” Acne creative director Jonny Johansson revealed with a smile. “It’s not literal, of course, just a feeling, an inspiration — and many of the silhouettes continue from last season. But I liked the idea that movies with spacey subjects are supposed to look futuristic.”

Futuristic or not, the collection has all of Acne’s signature wearability. Shaped, buckled bondage pieces and space age styling; gold cuffs, collars and models’ metallic foreheads, were balanced by the soft draped shapes of dresses, over-sized boxy styles of suede and leather jackets and the brand’s signature fur and shearling collars.

Check out photos in the Acne Gallery


Fan Recap of a Special Lucasfilm Screening Team | January 27, 2010

This week at the Lucasfilm campus in San Francisco, we gave local fan groups such as The 501st Legion, Rebel Legion and Star Wars Fan Force, and other fans a chance to come see the next episode of The Clone Wars on the big screen, and hear a special Q&A from supervising director Dave Filoni.

While the fans were asked not to talk about the episode details, they could still tweet and blog about the experience as a whole. One of these awesome fans shot a video of his experience.

Here’s a quick recap of my experience at “The Mandalore Plot” Exclusive Screening and Q & A w/Supervising Director, Dave Filoni which was held at the Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC) at the Presidio campus in San Francisco, California on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010!


Kid Test Labs Reviews Draw Clone Wars Book

Bonnie Burton | December 9, 2009

The parents and kids at Kid Test Labs shot this awesome video reviewing the new book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars (written by Bonnie Burton, illustrated by Grant Gould) published by Klutz Books.

The video shows various kids as they draw everything from General Grievous to battle droids using the tutorials and tracing pages from the book.

Bonus points to the young artist who took up the “double dog dare” challenge to draw a “a fairy princess General Grievous” complete with gnomes!

WATCH VIDEO: Get Klutz Wit It

Annie Noms for Clone Wars & Robot Chicken Team | December 7, 2009

Looks like the Force is strong with The Annie Awards. The Intl. Animated Film Society announced the nominations last Tuesday. Winners will be revealed at ceremonies Feb. 6 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Kevin Kiner is nominated for “Music in a Television Production” for
Star Wars: The Clone Wars, “Weapons Factory” episode.

While our friends at Shadow Machine are up for “Best Animated Short Subject” award for their Robot Chicken: Star Wars 2.5.

Go Team Star Wars!

Read more about it here:
Coraline tops Annie nominations
(via Variety)

Wired’s GeekDad Reviews Drawing Clone Wars

Bonnie Burton | November 30, 2009

Matt Blum from Wired magazine’s Geekdad blog reviews Draw Star Wars: Clone Wars book from Klutz, and gives readers a chance to win a copy.

I was very excited to receive a review copy of the new Klutz book Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars. My wife, who’s a far better artist than I am, sat down with my kids to try out the techniques the book teaches. It instructs you to follow a step-by-step process, working from the inside of each character to the outside, which is good advice (according to my wife) for drawing any sort of figure, whether Star Wars-related or not.

The book includes a set of colored pencils, a Star Wars-branded automatic pencil and marker, and a good eraser. Tracing sheets are interspersed with instructions on how to draw the various characters, droids, and accessories, making the process even easier to follow.

There is a very good variety in the figures chosen, from humans like Obi-Wan and Anakin to “big, sloppy” creatures like Jabba the Hutt to Battle Droids and Droidekas. The text is well-written, containing plenty of story-oriented detail along with the drawing directions – I particularly liked the page that allows you to customize and name your own clones.

I heartily recommend the book for anyone who enjoys or whose kids enjoy the TV series. I, even with my lack of drawing talent, was able to create a few drawings that were, if not great, at least identifiable as what they were intended to be. And my kids have been having a blast drawing the characters they like — Yoda is their current favorite.

Read the full review here:
Review and Giveaway: Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Win a Copy, You Can! (via Wired)

A Padmé and Obi-Wan Chat Team | November 24, 2009

Actor James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi on The Clone Wars, has his own Youtube channel, and recently sat down with fellow Clone Wars star Cat Taber, the voice of Padmé, where they discussed their craft, their aspirations, and how they think they should end up in the final season of Lost.


Check it out part 1 here, and part 2 over here.

Jaime King Picks Up Clone Wars DVD Box Set Team | November 13, 2009

Actress Jaime King — known for her work in almost every genre of film from horror (My Bloody Valentine 3-D) to comedy (Fanboys) to action (Pearl Harbor) to cult classics (Sin City) — shows off the DVD box set of one of her favorite acting gigs as the voice for bounty hunter Aurra Sing in The Clone Wars animated TV series.

Jaime said last year about The Clone Wars:

I kept harassing him [Supervising Director Dave Filoni] to let me do some voices. I love the new TV show. The imagery is so beautiful! The last time I was up at Skywalker Ranch I spent a lot of time with the animators and Dave, and watched the whole process of how they make The Clone Wars. I love how they’re exploring sub-characters. Each episode visually looks better and better. I think it’s also exciting to open up more of the Star Wars universe to younger children to see.

Read her full interview on
Jaime King Catches the Fan Spirit

Clone Wars DVD Box Set Out Now! Team | November 3, 2009

(MythBusters‘ Grant Imahara shows off his Clone Wars DVD box set.)

Today Star Wars: The Clone Wars The Complete Season One comes out on DVD and Blu-ray, giving you a chance to revisit the first 22 episodes of the series in unparalleled depth and clarity!

Take a look inside The Clone Wars: Season 1 DVD Box Set:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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Rancor monster finds The Clone Wars DVD Box Set very tasty.
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