Star Wars

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The ‘toon version of “Star Wars” begins its rocket-fueled finale this week.
But the series creator, Genndy Tartakovsky – best known for the animated-action series “Samurai Jack” – never thought the “Star Wars” series would make it to TV.
“It seems like things like this don’t happen in real life,” Tartakovsky said. “When the Cartoon Network approached me and asked me if I wanted to do an animated ‘Star Wars,’ I couldn’t believe it.”
The latest installment of “Star Wars: Clone Wars,” the Cartoon Network’s 20-episode “micro-series” – each episode is about three minutes – airs Friday (9:30 p.m.) after a hiatus of several months.
The series, commissioned by “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, follows the side adventures of some well-known and not well-known characters in the “Star Wars” universe.
“Lucas has been great,” said Tartakovsky. “I think he likes it because he kind of sees somebody else having fun with [the ‘Star Wars’ mythology].”
The cartoon takes place between the 2002 film “Attack of the Clones” and the sixth installment of the double trilogy set to hit theaters in 2005.