[singlepic=29118,320,240,,left]Cartoon Network is set to premiere an original an all-new LEGO Star Wars animated special on Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. (ET, PT). The 30-minute standalone special, “LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace,” “will feature the charm, action and irreverent humor that have become the signature style of LEGO Star Wars animation collaborations.”
The original adventure is written by Emmy Award winner Michael Price (The Simpsons) and produced by Academy Award-winning Animal Logic, the production company behind “Happy Feet.” It will feature “situations, characters and locations from throughout the entire Star Wars Saga.”
“We’re certain that fans of LEGO play and the Star Wars universe will be as excited by this new original animated LEGO Star Wars episode as we are,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for The LEGO Group. “Developing original animated content leveraging the LEGO and Star Wars brands is incredibly rewarding for us because it not only engages and entertains fans in original stories and adventures that further their imaginative play, it authentically delivers on the inherent values and fun that LEGO play brings to the partnership.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is scheduled to air multiple times on Cartoon Network during the weekend including: Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT), 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).
Here’s the synopsis:
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!