What do you get when you combine one of the most beloved toys in the world with the cinematic genius of Lucasfilm? You get ‘Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace’- a first ever original television special filled with high definition computer animation.
This much awaited cartoon will be in a slightly different vein than their previous animated series, The Clone Wars, in that this special will feature much of the charm, action and irreverent humor that is more associated with the Lego video games. But don’t think that special will appeal to just the kids! Situations, characters and locations from throughout the entire Star Wars saga (yes, all 6 movie episodes) will be featured. That means you’ll be seeing such old friends as C-3PO, R2-D2, and Yoda to name a few. (Wonder if we’ll get to see a Lego version of Jabba the Hut?)
According to the press statement released for the special, the plot synopsis of ‘Star Wars: The Padawan Menace’ is as follows: “A routine Jedi Academy field trip is turned into a rip-roaring comic adventure in LEGO Star Wars™: The Padawan Menace™. Tour guide Master Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings through Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship…and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it’s up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!”
‘Star Wars: The Padawan Menace’ is set to premiere on the Cartoon Network on Friday, July 22 at 7pm ET/PT and will re-air on Saturday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT) and Sunday, July 24 at 4:30 p.m. (ET/PT).