The Clone Wars moves on and out with ‘Tipping Points’

In the morning, the Onderon arc wraps up with ‘Tipping Points.’ (And no, we haven’t forgotten about the reviews – you’ll see more from Stooge once the arc is complete!)

On the Star Wars blog, Pablo drops some hints at an “amazing guest star” in the Young Jedi episodes. The blog also features an interview with Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who voices Steela Gerrera

Meanwhile, Leland Chee has continued laying out the chronology of The Clone Wars in syndication, from ‘Ambush’ to ‘Rookies’ to ‘The Gungan General.’

Annies for John Williams and Rango, but The Clone Wars goes home empty-handed

There was no love – or at least, no awards – for The Clone Wars at Saturday’s Annie Awards. However, ILM’s Rango did take home several prizes, including best animated feature, while composer John Williams won for his Tintin score. ILM’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon took best animated effects.

The Clone Wars had 5 total nominations, including Best General Audience Animated TV Production (The Simpsons won) and editing. The individual achievement categories singled out Joel Aron for animated effects and voice actors Dee Bradley Baker and Nika Futterman.

Trailer: James Arnold Taylor’s “Talking to Myself”

Voice actor James Arnold Taylor, (Obi-Wan Kenobi on Star Wars: The Clone Wars) recently posted a trailer for his one-man show, “Talking to Myself”. Teasing his eighty-minute show, this clip covers some of different parts of his act. If you’ve seen his show from Star Wars weekends at Walt Disney World (or seen video of that half-hour show online last year), these bits aren’t new, but it is always entertaining. Hopefully Taylor will bring his show to Celebration VI!

The Clone Wars’ Palpatine, Ian Abercrombie, passes away

Ian Abercrombie with Cat Taber and Matt Lanter at a 2010 Clone Wars screening. (Photo by Bonnie Burton for

Character actor Ian Abercrombie, who voiced Palpatine on The Clone Wars, died Thursday at the age of 77.

He may be best known to masses for his role on Seinfeld, playing Elaine’s boss Mr. Pitt. His other credits include Star Trek: Voyager, Babylon 5, Army of Darkness, and Wizards of Waverly Place.

Dave Filoni wrote a tribute to Abercrombie on Facebook, while several of the Clone Wars voice actors took to Twitter. See what they had to say below the cut.

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