Star Wars: The Clone Wars marks its milestone 100th episode - TELETOON broadcasts the world premiere of this very special episode on Friday, January 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT

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TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Star Wars: The Clone Wars celebrates 100 episodes with a new installment that uncovers an elite Republic clone commando who has gone "Missing in Action"— and TELETOON has the world premiere of this special episode on Friday, January 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Since its debut, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has pushed the boundaries of the epic Star Wars saga with high adventure, explosive action, and incredibly detailed animation usually reserved for the big screen. Created and executive produced by George Lucas, the series has continued the story of classic characters like Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, while adding new heroes, villains, rogues and sidekicks to the Star Wars mythos.

"From the start, the idea was to show that there were many more Star Wars stories left to tell after the six movies. We all love the Star Wars universe and we wanted to keep it alive on-screen in a way that had never been done before," said Dave Filoni, Supervising Director, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. "I'm looking forward to what comes next. Seven years after Revenge of the Sith was in theaters, it's never been a better time to be a Star Wars fan, as the best is yet to come!"

Over the course of five seasons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has featured elaborate and thrilling action sequences across exotic alien worlds, added to the lore of the Jedi and Sith while plumbing the deepest mysteries of the Force, revealed new surprises about classic movie icons like Obi-Wan, Boba Fett, Darth Maul and Chewbacca, and introduced new characters like Ahsoka Tano, Savage Opress, Cad Bane, and Clone Captain Rex that have grown into fan favorites. It has welcomed guest stars like Liam Neeson, Ron Perlman, Simon Pegg, Jon Favreau, and David Tennant, while also making its core cast of talented actors fan-cherished additions to the Star Wars saga's huge galaxy of stars.

TELETOON's 100th episode celebration kicks off on Friday, January 4 at 6 p.m. ET/PT with special presentations of LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace and LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out airing back-to-back, followed by a 4-episode marathon of Star Wars: The Clone Wars starting at 7 p.m. ET/PT, all leading up to the 100th episode at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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TELETOON delivers hilarious comedy, unexpected surprises and edge-of-your-seat action through the best in animated series and blockbuster movies to youth and families. Available in English and French, TELETOON is watched in more than 7.4 million Canadian homes. Founded in 1997, TELETOON Canada Inc. brings kids, youth and adults the best in animated and animation-related entertainment with five nationwide specialty television channels - TELETOON, Télétoon, TELETOON Retro, Télétoon Rétro and Cartoon Network. Select programming is available through On Demand, Mobile TV, iTunes and through TELETOON Canada's online properties. TELETOON Canada Inc. is owned by Astral (50%) and Corus Entertainment (50%). For more information, please visit teletoon.com.

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