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TELETOON's Airs Clone Wars II in "May The 4th Be With You" Special

The long awaited, highly requested STAR WARS: CLONE WARS VOLUME II (Chapters 21 - 25) premieres for TELETOON viewers on Wednesday, May 4, 10:00 pm on The Detour on TELETOON. This back-to-back "May the 4th be With You" special 90-minute presentation is a Canadian exclusive. VOLUME II picks up right where VOLUME I left off with a team of Jedi trapped in a wrecked starship on Hypori, being hunted maliciously by General Grievous.

"We are proud to be the only Canadian broadcaster who is airing this must-see lead-in to STAR WARS: EPISODE III," says Carole Bonneau, vp, programming, TELETOON. "We have been receiving many requests and inquiries about its release and we are thrilled to be providing Canadian viewers with VOLUME II of this terrific micro-series."

In the final installment of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS, a group of Jedi Knights is being decimated by a seemingly indestructible new enemy, the enormous and powerful General Grievous. As the Clone Wars rage on, Separatist leader Darth Sidious plots an attack on the important planet of Coruscant. When Anakin and Obi-Wan are dispatched to the far-off planet of Koobi to investigate a reported Separatist grouping, Mace Windu and Yoda are left to lead the Republic's defense of Coruscant and keep Chancellor Palpatine safe from General Grievous and his forces.

This story arc serves as the lead-in to STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH, coming to theatres on May 19, 2005. Both micro-series were produced and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (DEXTER'S LABORATORY, SAMURAI JACK).

TELETOON also gives viewers a chance to re-visit the first 20 chapters of the 2004 Emmy winning STAR WARS: CLONE WARS on the weekends of April 23 and 24, April 30 and May 1, and May 7 and 8. Catch episodes 1 through 10 on Saturdays and episodes 11 through 20 on Sundays at 4:00 pm. The first 20 chapters are comprised of three-minute shorts that pick up where STAR WARS: EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES leaves off.

TELETOON is Canada's first and only 24-hour-a-day animation station, and is intended for both children and adults. With English and French language services, the network offers viewers classic cartoons and new animation from Canada and around the world. Founded in 1997, TELETOON is owned by Canada's Astral Media Inc. (40%), Corus Ent. Inc. (40%), and Cookie Jar Ent. Inc. (20%).

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