Last Chance to Save The Clone Wars!
I am interrupting my regularly scheduled blog to make room for this important announcement:
Last chance to save Star Wars The Clone Wars from Jedi News UK
We’re hearing, along with our friends at RebelForce Radio, that The Clone Wars team at Lucasfilm will be disbanded imminently and this is our VERY last chance so save The Clone Wars. We were one of the first to break the news that The Clone Wars had ended and we want to be part of the group of fans that helps save it – even if it’s only a direct to Blu-ray/DVD release.
The remaining episodes that are finished or in part-production do NOT in any way wrap up the fates of the Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Darth Maul, Asajj Ventress and many others. If you want these stories to be told that we must act NOW as a community before it’s too late – time is NOT on our side.
Send letters NOW to Bob Iger, Kathleen Kenedy and George Lucas asking for a conclusion, leading into the events of Revenge of the Sith, at the addresses below.
•Bob Iger – Disney Studios, 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521
•Kathleen Kennedy – Lucasfilm, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
•George Lucas – P.O. Box 2009, San Rafael, CA 94912
The next few days really are our LAST CHANCE to save The Clone Wars and to ensure our voices as a community are heard – the time is NOW – get writing, comment on Facebook, Tweet about it – let’s ensure, as a community, we see a fitting ending to The Clone Wars (please keep your letters polite and respectful!)
In addition, a plea from my good friend across the pond, Paul Bateman, who also urges us to send letters NOW!:
“CLONE WARS FANS
PLEASE TAKE NOTE – and while doing so please bear in mind that I NEVER make statements of this kind, so I hope you know I’m being sinceare. Despite many wonderfully optimistic voices out there to the contrary, I’d like to make the following quite clear.
This week is likely to be your LAST opportunity to voice your support for the Clone Wars like it deserves.
MAKE NO MISTAKE – There is still presently a team available to at least wrap things up the way you would hope, but very shortly this will not be the case. This is your last chance.
The ‘bonus content’ you’ve been hearing about is in no way a ‘complete season’, far from it. NONE of the following arcs are resolved: Ahasoka’s true finale, (the Season 5 conclusion is NOT how her story ends), Palpatine’s plans for Maul plus what happens to Maul, and the fate of Rex and Ventress. None of these stories are wrapped up. NONE.
If you care about these stories please SPEAK UP NOW. (Politely).
Send letters NOW to Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy and George Lucas asking for a conclusion, leading into the events of Revenge of the Sith, at the addresses below.
Bob Iger – Disney Studios, 500 S Buena Vista St, Burbank, CA 91521
Kathleen Kennedy – Lucasfilm, P.O. Box 29901, San Francisco, CA 94129-0901
George Lucas – P.O. Box 2009, San Rafael, CA 94912”
Source: the Facebook Page of Paul Bateman
My friend, Eric, at TheForce.net also posted a plea on that site as well:
The Clone Wars Team Reportedly Being Disbanded
Posted By Eric on March 19, 2013
In the aftermath of The Clone Wars’ cancellation, it seems that the team behind the series will not be a team for much longer. While the status of Season 6 story arcs is still unknown, reports indicate that Lucasfilm employees responsible for bringing the show to life are being reassigned or let go.
In addition, a number of people close to the situation have told me that there are no clean resolutions to the story arcs of fan-favorite characters like Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress in the unaired Season 6 material. It’s also been suggested to me that, while last week’s statement on StarWars.com teased future “bonus content,” it’s far from certain that fans will ever see that content.
One source familiar with developments at Lucasfilm told me that the changes at Lucasfilm Animation go beyond The Clone Wars team. This individual described a dramatic downsizing of the entire division and said that Disney planned to place future Star Wars TV projects in the hands of its existing television operation. While the source did not name names, it appears likely that veterans of the animation division and The Clone Wars in particular may be leaving the company.
If all of this is true, that would seem to contradict Lucasfilm’s promise in the StarWars.com statement that their animation division is “continuing production on new Clone Wars story arcs.”
Despite this dramatic and disturbing development, fans should still make their voices heard. If you want Disney to keep The Clone Wars team intact so they can produce the Season 6 content that we were led to believe we’d see, let Disney know. While corporate decision-making is not always responsive to fans’ urging, it definitely doesn’t hurt to try. We encourage our readers to write letters to Disney CEO Bob Iger at the following address:
500 S Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA 91521
Let Mr. Iger know how you feel about The Clone Wars ending. Just be sure to keep your message civil and mature.
While The Clone Wars will not get a sixth season, it’s possible that fan input can sway Disney one way or the other as far as the promised “bonus content” goes. If the animation team is about to be broken up, and fans can affect what happens to those people and their work, now is the time to speak up.
Therefore, I am urging everyone to write letters to save this wonderful show!
Thanks for your attention!
Now back to the regularly scheduled blog…