Netflix Nabs Final Season Of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ In Lucasfilm Pact

Netflix Nabs Final Season Of 'Star

Netflix is grabbing on to the Force in a pact with Disney/ABC TV Group and Lucasfilm to carry the final season of animated series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

“Clone Wars” will bow March 7 on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada. The batch of 13 episodes dubbed “The Lost Missions” will debut on the Netcaster along with all of the episodes from the previous five seasons of the show that aired on Cartoon Network from 2008-2012.

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“Clone Wars” ended its run on Cartoon Network last year, at Disney’s behest. At the time, Lucasfilm hinted that it was producing a final season of segs that would find a new home. Disney bought Lucasfilm in late 2012, right around the time it struck a massive film and TV content licensing pact with Netflix.

The older “Clone Wars” segs will include a few director’s cut installments never seen on Cartoon Network. The package also includes the 100-minute “Clone Wars” movie that kicked off the series in 2008.

Naturally, Netflix is enthused to bring anything branded “Star Wars” to its subscriber base.

“ ‘Star Wars’ is one of the most iconic franchises of all time and this series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer.  “ ‘The Clone Wars’ marks an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.”

 

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  1. Duder NME says:

    I can only hope these show up on the official website. I’m not in the financial mood to splurge on a subscription just for one series.

  2. Aaron Watson says:

    This news is actually…good. Internet Shows are, clearly, the way of the future. Disney having “Star Wars” be part of this increasingly popular medium is a HUGE vote of confidence. With VHS, DVD and then Blu-Ray the Home Video Market followed where Disney led. So VHS not Beta; DVD stood tall above VideoCDs and other disc formats; Blu-Ray finally smashed HDDVD and all because of where Disney threw their money.

    The Internet “TV” show is here to stay.

  3. Logan Hickman says:

    Figures 3 months after I just bought the collectors edition DVD set

  4. Charley Bowerman says:

    You need more older movies. From 1940 to 1970.

  5. Director’s cut for watered-down Star Wars that might have well been written by a room full of R2-D2s. Do something with Jedi Academy Disney to return to humorous adventure aspects of original Star Wars.

  6. Even if you hated the series, it had some amazing episodes that any Star Wars fan would love.

    Here are the Top 10
    http://www.ramblingbeachcat.com/2013/03/top-10-episodes-of-stars-wars-clone-wars.html

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