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Ashley Eckstein and David Eckstein - Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards Los Angeles California United States Saturday 9th February 2013

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Ashley Eckstein Saturday 10th November 2012 Red Carpet Premiere of 'Sofia The First' held at The Walt Disney Studios

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Ashley Eckstein, Mia and Bluebird
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Ashley Eckstein Friday 23rd July 2010 attends the TV.com Now Awards at Petco Park. San Diego, USA

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Review


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It would be nice to think that the infusion of new blood into the Star Wars franchise, in the form of director Dave Filoni and screenwriters Henry Gilroy, Steven Melching, and Scott Murphy, would reinvigorate the series and correct the shortcomings of some of the previous installments. It would be nice to think that the introduction of animation to the mix might create new opportunities for the storytelling aesthetic. It would be nice to think a lot of things, but this latest installment suffers from all of the less appealing qualities of its predecessors and benefits from few of their strengths.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars takes place in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and somewhere in the middle of the Clone Wars television series that appeared on The Cartoon Network from 2003-2005. A newsreel style introduction (unfortunately reminiscent of Starship Troopers) explains that the eponymous conflict between the Republic's Jedi-led clone army and the Separatist droid army led by Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is well underway. While Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter) and Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor) fight a campaign on a distant planet, Anakin is saddled with a pupil, the Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) who quickly proves herself to be plucky and impetuous in a way that's supposed to be endearing but is actually grating. (You're going to call Anakin "Skyguy?" Really?)

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Ashley Eckstein and Egyptian Theater Sunday 10th August 2008 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' premiere at the Egyptian Theater - arrivals Los Angeles, California

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Ashley Eckstein and Egyptian Theater

Ashley Eckstein and Egyptian Theater Sunday 10th August 2008 'Star Wars: The Clone Years' premiere at the Egyptian Theater - arrivals Los Angeles, California

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