One of the most successful offshoots of the Star Wars saga is the "Star Wars: The Clone War" animated series based off the 2002 film of the same name. In 2003, Cartoon Network and Lucasfilms partnered with animator and producer Genndy Tartakovsky, of "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samuari Jack" fame, to create an animated microseries based off of "Star Wars: Episode II." Tartakovsky's "Clone Wars" was released in 2003 and lasted for three season, garnering three Emmys in the process.
Five years later, Star Wars creator George Lucas went on the produce and create a computer animated television series expanding on "The Clone Wars," which premiered in October 2008 after a theatrical release of the first few episodes was released in August. This second reboot of the "Clone Wars" series has proved successful for Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network, which recently premiered the fifth season of the show on Sept. 29, 2012.
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