While hyping what they will have in the 2013-2014 season, Cartoon Network also leaves a question of something not being listed: Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Cartoon Network has put out their lineup for the 2013-2014 season, using a multi-city road tour for the next few weeks to promote their new and returning shows. Most notably:
- The return of the Powerpuff Girls in a new special Bleeding Cool has possible concept art showing a slight change to the characters, and points out this will be without creator Craig McCracken, while the official release does mention the return of the original voice actors, and the addition of Ringo Starr.
The Powerpuff Girls Special: “Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice…plus a dash of mysterious Chemical X” were the essential ingredients that created Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup—also known as The Powerpuff Girls. This groundbreaking and Emmy®-winning series, created by Craig McCracken, ran on Cartoon Network from 1998-2005 and will soar again as a brand-new, redesigned and re-imagined CG special coming in 2013 where the trio of pint-sized super heroines will be called upon to rescue not just the city of Townsville, but the USA and the world! Featuring an original song “I Wish I Was A Powerpuff Girl” performed by Beatles legend Ringo Starr, who also portrays Townsville’s most famous flamboyant mathematician, “Fibonacci Sequins,” this all-new original special comes from a powerhouse creative team featuring animation talent from around the globe including acclaimed director Dave Smith and award-winning art director Kevin Dart and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with UK’s Passion Pictures. The special also features the original voice cast reprising their iconic roles and will premiere later this year.
- Three quarterly specials from LEGO Star Wars, entitled The Yoda Chronicles. Some news articles are calling it original trilogy, but the official release makes it pretty clear that it is prequel era, similar to The Padawan Menace:
The Yoda Chronicles: LEGO Star Wars returns in epic style with THE YODA CHRONICLES, a thrilling, funny and action-packed new LEGO Star Wars story told in three animated TV specials! Set in the “Prequel” Star Wars timeline, THE YODA CHRONICLES stars the one and only Yoda—the Jedi Master who has seen it all, done it all, and taught generations of Jedi Knights—in an all-new adventure. With the help of a fresh class of Padawans, Yoda leads the Jedi in a desperate fight to stop Darth Sidious and his minions from creating a new super-weapon that could crush the Republic and win the war for the forces of Evil.
- Not on the list of returning shows: Star Wars: The Clone Wars. There’s Adventure Time and Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk, Ben 10 Omniverse, Johnny Test, Regular Show, and a couple more. But no Clone Wars. We know that season six is in production, so this most likely confirms that the show will be moving to Disney XD or another Disney-owned channel, and leaving its home for the first five seasons.