Don’t forget to set your DVR’s or reminder alerts. The newest LEGO Star Wars TV Special, The Empire Strikes Out, is set to debut tonight at 8pm local time on Cartoon Network here in the US. Airtimes And in case you’re wondering, there are no plans to offer a special minifig with the Blu-ray/DVD release.
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StarWars.com released a trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out television special. This was linked to in an updated post from a few days ago but I think it warrants its own post. The 30-minute special will air next Wednesday September 26 at 8:00pm local time on Cartoon Network with repeats happening the following days.
Also, forum member TooMuchDew managed to scrounge up the following press release:
LEGO Star Wars(TM): The Empire Strikes Out” Blasts Onto Cartoon Network
30-Minute LEGO Special Premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Get your lightsabers ready because a brand new LEGO Star Wars special is coming to Cartoon Network. Your favorites are back and even though it’s just moments after the Death Star has exploded, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca and the rest of the Rebel Alliance’s heroes have no time to rest on their laurels.
In LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, premiering Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT), a new Imperial threat has been detected and the good guys have to nip it in the bud. But Jedi-in-training Luke discovers that instant fame as a “Death-Star-Blower-Upper” can be a double-edged lightsaber, as his secret mission to Naboo is thwarted by those most unstoppable of foes -crazed fans!! Meanwhile, Darth Vader sees his day go from bad to worse when his relationship with the Emperor is imperiled by the unexpected arrival of Darth Maul. Luke and Vader’s quests to prove themselves lead them on a collision course with each other (literally) and their destiny. Tune in for the action, suspense and comedy on September 26 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Cartoon Network.
The first 30-minute LEGO Star Wars special, LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace which aired on Cartoon Network last summer, was a major fan favorite ranking as the #1 telecast of the week on all TV with boys 6-11, in addition to #1 for the day with all key boy demos.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is the #1 U.S. television network among boys 6-11. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 178 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
LEGO, the LEGO logo, and the MiniFigure are trademarks of and (C) The LEGO Group. All Rights Reserved.
STAR WARS(TM) and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & (C) Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
RATING PERIOD: 07/22/11
SOURCE: Nielsen Media Research based on Live+7 blended with Live+ SD most current data. Rankers based on Live+SD.
NOTES: All ratings based on Total U.S. Television Universe of 115,000,000 homes.
Den of Geek is reporting that the UK airdate for the LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace is confirmed for Monday October 24, 2011 at 6pm on Cartoon Network with repeats the following week. The DVD release is scheduled for November 7 and will be a Tesco exclusive.
From the It Came Out Of Left Field news desk, LEGO has signed an agreement with Cartoon Network to create sets based on Ben 10. I realize I’m no longer a person of age that would be glued to CN to catch the latest episodes of Ben 10, but I really wonder how popular this line is going to be. Spongebob seems to be the only license based on an animated series that has any longevity outside of Star Wars. Avatar came and went but to be fair that was part of a package license with Nickelodeon.
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