Clone Wars U.S. Premiere Sunday

The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood will host the U.S. premiere of LucasAnimation’s CG-animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Sunday at 4 p.m. The sold-out event will feature a discussion with director Dave Filoni, producer Catherine Winder and others involved with the creation of the movie, which will segue into a television series debuting on Cartoon Network this fall. The movie will arrive in theaters on Aug. 15 and will have another preview screening at SIGGRAPH on Aug. 14.

Exec produced by George Lucas, Star Wars: The Clone Wars offers fans a look at the saga as they’ve never seen it before. As civil war rages through the galaxy, Anakin Skywalker and his new apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents will stop at nothing to ensure that they fail at their quest. Meanwhile, on the front lines, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side.

Based in Marin County, Calif., with a studio in Singapore, Lucasfilm Animation has produced more than 30 episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans of the franchise can now go to www.starwars.com to watch a series of web documentaries that chronicle the development of the new show.