(FROM VARIETY) – George Lucas’ 3-D animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars will first premiere in theaters on Aug. 15 as a feature before spinning off into a series on Cartoon Network this fall. The show will also air on TNT. The animated movie is expected to run around 100 minutes and take place between episode II and III, before Anakin Skywalker becomes Darth Vader. The story will then continue as a TV series in 30-minute installments. The only original actors to reprise their role as the voice of their character are Anthony Daniels as C3PO and Matthew Wood as General Grievous and the battledroids. (Variety)