Date: 15th February 2008

Animated Star Wars movie

An animated Star Wars movie is to hit the big screen later this year.

A film version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will open in the US on 15 August, followed by a TV series in the autumn.

"I felt there were a lot more stories left to tell," creator George Lucas said. "I was eager to start telling some of them through animation."

The cartoon version takes place between events in the Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith films, and features familiar faces with new characters.

Source: Press Release