Undying Star Wars

Whatever you think of the prequel films (the determinant seems to be how old you are), they did something that was necessary for the brand, introducing Star Wars to a new generation of fans.

Phantom Menace is about ten years old now, and Revenge of the Sith four years. The next thing (not the rumored next next thing) is already out: the Clone Wars tv show. Adults, whether Star Wars fans or not, generally do not watch it. But the youngest generation is tuning in:

Ranking #1 on all television — broadcast and cable — with the key demo of boys 6-11, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a thrilling, weekly 30-minute “mini-movie” created by the talented artists at Lucasfilm Animation.

Meanwhile, driven by toon hit “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” Turner’s Cartoon Network has averaged 1.1 million households, a 17% year-to-year increase.

If you care to know, the guy to the upper right is Cad Bane, the latest villain on the show, demonstrating obvious inspiration from Lee Van Cleef’s tour with director Sergio Leone.

Star Wars is likely to outlive its creator. Hell, it’s likely to outlive you and me.

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  • I’m 1 of those few younger 4-9 kids(I’m 9!!!) but I cocellt-n-play with these aWeSomE figs I cocellt every type of action figure(mostly army-like figures including star wars,halo{yes I play halo},etc.)

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