Toonami, the action-oriented programming block on Saturday nights on Adult Swim, will be showing episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, starting August 17, according to the Toonami tumblr and Q&A session. TheOuthousers.com summed up the Q&A session on tumblr with:
They also stated they would be skipping kid friendly or slow episodes (namely anything involving the Senate and Jar Jar Binks) focusing more on the episodes more memorable and action heavy. Toonami also said they’re trying to get their hands on the uncut episodes from the show along with airing episodes in their original 2.35:1 aspect ratio. Also they are looking into if they can air the BONUS CONTENT of episodes that were finished, but never aired.
When asked why The Clone Wars got picked up instead of other shows, Toonami responded: “We chose to pick it up because it’s a great show!”
They are trying to get the unedited versions of the shows (as on their video releases), instead of the sometimes censored versions used by Cartoon Network. And yes, while Cartoon Network and Adult Swim are on the same cable channel, but at different times, they are considered separate networks.
Last week, we reported that the first two seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars was headed into syndication. Today, Holocron keeper Leland Chee tweeted that the syndicated version will be aired in chronological order:
First two episodes to air are “Cat and Mouse” (S216)and “Hidden Enemy”(S116).Mull that over for a little bit.#tcwsyndication
At least on the Holocron’s local TV station. A check of the my local TV listings also show my local station starting with the same two episodes, both of which happen just before the events of The Clone Wars film. Check your local listings, most likely for the weekend of September 15 and 16.
Will this be a soft way to introduce the proper timeline for the first two seasons (which did skip around a bit as the show was getting its bearings)? But since a good chunk of the first half of season three was also forming prequels and sequel to existing episodes, it seems that the syndication airing timeline is only a piece of the puzzle to a final chronological order.
Coming off of the announcement at Star Wars Celebration VI that season five of The Clone Wars is switching air times from Friday nights to Saturday mornings (9:30 a.m.), StarWars.com has announced that seasons one and two are going into domestic syndication for the first time.
Season Five starts on September 29, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. on Cartoon Network