Clone Wars Poster, Trailer News

“Star Wars” fans will get an unprecedented look at the newest intergalactic adventure on Thursday when the world-premiere trailer for the upcoming CG-animated movie “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” debuts across five Turner networks simultaneously.

At 7:58 p.m. in all U.S. time zones, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang will debut an action-packed, two-minute preview of the animated adventure from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation.

It marks the first time a theatrical trailer has received a simultaneous, cross-network airing on Turner Networks. The trailer debuts in theaters on Friday, May 9th along with the first poster for the movie included below.

The film opens nationwide on August 15th 2008 and be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

The newest tale of adventure, intrigue and excitement in a galaxy far, far away combines the legendary storytelling of Lucasfilm and the Star Wars Saga with a signature animation style from Lucasfilm Animation.

Following its broadcast debut across the Turner Networks, the trailer for “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will be available for viewing exclusively at the official site.

On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka.

Sinister villains – led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous – are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations.

The theatrical release of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” tells an all-new story that leads directly in to this fall’s premiere of a weekly, animated “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television series on Cartoon Network, followed by airings on TNT.