Disney Keen On Clone Wars Series

Walt Disney Studios is heavily campaigning to get broadcast rights for George Lucas’ much anticipated CG-animated series “Clone Wars” reports Animation Magazine.

The studio is competing with Fox and HBO who are also rumored to be interested in picking up broadcast rights. Each episode will be 22-minutes long and will follow the general tone of the original 1977 “Star Wars” with an action focus and lighter tone.

Lucas has previously said that he wants to produce at least 100 episodes of the show which is expected to be ready for broadcast by the fall of 2008. The live-action series in the works won’t begin airing until Fall 2009 at the earliest.