Fans attending “Inside Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at WonderCon on Saturday were treated not only to a sneak peek at Season 2 of The Clone Wars season finale but also a panel discussion with Supervising Director Dave Filoni, Clone Wars actors Jaime King and Daniel Logan, moderated by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo.
Here are a few highlights from the panel:
Geektastic power couple Fanboys director and actress Jaime King are all smiles before the panel.
The logo for the 30th anniversary of the release of The Empire Strikes Back welcomes fans before the panel began.
Lucasfilm Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet says hello from JediCon in Germany.
Starwars.com Managing Editor Pablo Hidalgo chats with Supervising Director Dave Filoni who says to stay tuned to for special Godzilla shout-outs during the upcoming Zillo Beast episode of The Clone Wars
Excited to be back, actor Daniel Logan talks about reprising his role as young Boba Fett in The Clone Wars.
Actress Jaime King chats about her role as bounty hunter Aurra Sing, and young Boba Fett’s mentor, in The Clone Wars.
Mandy from TheForce.net chats with Clone Wars Director Dave Filoni about Season 2 and 3 challenges, goals for The Clone Wars, EU, wolves and football!
Tell us about the average Dave Filoni day.
I get to work around 8:00 am. I use that time to work on various projects related to Clone Wars, future designs, script revisions, shooting a scene. By 9:30 the day gets going normally with Design dailies, then after that I might review a rough episode, watch a color episode, look at revisions, animation, color/lighting, color correct, music review. It all depends where any given episode is at and what has come in. There are also various items to troubleshoot everyday like how to deal with a large amount of characters that require cloth sim, or what language should be used on a particular view screen. No two days are the same, that’s for sure.
You’ve been terribly diplomatic regarding the various arguments over supposed continuity and the Expanded Universe. Are you pleased or have you enjoyed the tie-in work for The Clone Wars (The Karens, Dark Horse, Republic Heroes, etc.)?
I understand the fans’ passion and respect the fact that they have invested a lot of time studying the EU and have grown fond of many characters in it. However, at the end of the day this is George’s universe; he created it, and he has the right to set things the way he sees them. As someone working in the Star Wars Universe I have had incredible access, and time with George, to make sure this series lines up with his universe the way he wants. It’s like when he makes a Star Wars film and produces it, he’s that involved with The Clone Wars.
I do my best to make George aware of existing EU material when I know we are crossing into territory that has been covered, like the Mandalorians, and we debate what might stay and how things can fit, but we can never limit what we are trying to do creatively because of existing EU material. I am aware of a lot of the tie-in work with Clone Wars, and even though there is not a lot compared to other areas of Star Wars, it is almost impossible to keep up with it all. It doesn’t really effect what we do on the series, because our production schedules are so different. If there is a character we like, they may make it into the show in the background possibly, similar to how Aayla appeared in AOTC.
Read the entire interview here:
TFN Interview: Dave Filoni
Check out these awesome video reviews of Clone Wars toys from a young fan named Kev from Lancashire who really knows his stuff!
It’s a great way to take a look at some of the latest Star Wars toys through the eyes of the next generation of collectors!
WATCH VIDEOS HERE:
DarthDalek77 Video Toy Reviews!
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
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?
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.
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.
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 Vogue.com Acne Gallery
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!
WATCH VIDEO: My LUCASFILM EXPERIENCE!
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
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