April 4, 2008

Lucas at Cartoon Network Upfronts

This just came across the wires: Lucas was in NYC yesterday to talk about the upcoming Clone Wars series:

UPFRONT & CENTER: Cartoon Network Uses the Force
George Lucas Appears at Upfront Presentation to Tout Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Cable Network Unveils ‘Two-Pronged, 360-Degree Programming Strategy’
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/3/2008 12:14:00 PM

New York -- The force is with us. That was the message Cartoon Network sent to advertisers and media buyers at its upfront presentation here Thursday morning.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Bolstered by the star power of George Lucas, the network unveiled a new programming strategy and previewed its new series and initiatives, including the “Cartoonstitute” and an expanded partnership with the Food and Drug Administration on its “Spot the Block” campaign.

To kick off the event, Cartoon previewed its highly anticipated animated Star Wars series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Star Wars creator Lucas, flanked by four armed storm troopers, took to the stage to show a clip from the program and answer questions from Turner Animation president and chief operating officer Stuart Snyder.

Full Article

Yep, those were 501st people! One from the New England Garrison, and the others from Empire City, I believe. There'll probably be more about this in the next week or so.

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