Within the Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 episode, “Gone With a Hint”, there’s an Easter egg referencing one other animated collection set in a galaxy far, distant – Star Wars Rebels. First airing on Cartoon Community in 2008, The Clone Wars would run for 5 seasons earlier than Disney’s buying of Lucasfilm led to its cancellation. The remaining episodes had been later launched as Clone Wars season 6 on Netflix, and Disney shortly adopted up with their very own cartoon in 2014, Rebels, that retained a lot of the identical inventive crew as The Clone Wars.
Following the conclusion of Rebels, Disney’s subsequent animated Star Wars present was Star Wars Resistance, nevertheless it was the announcement of a Clone Wars revival on their streaming service, Disney+, that basically excited followers. The unique ending to The Clone Wars was abrupt given its cancellation, and even with the extra season 6, there wasn’t a correct ending to the story. The Clone Wars season 7, nonetheless, is permitting the present to conclude in the best way it creators meant, even main into the occasions of Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Its most up-to-date episode can be giving followers a have a look at what Ahsoka Tano did after leaving the Jedi Order, filling in a spot of the character’s historical past earlier than she reappears years afterward Rebels.
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In Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 episode 5, “Gone With a Hint”, Ahsoka continues to be on Coruscant, however she’s slumming it within the decrease ranges the place a number of Tookas may be seen. Tookas (or Tooka-cats) had been first launched in Clone Wars, typically serving as the idea for youngsters’s toys but additionally seen scurrying round Coruscant’s decrease ranges. Their significance, although, actually grew with Star Wars Rebels, the place Loth-cats (the Lothal subspecies of Tookas) got here to characterize Ezra Bridger’s connection to the Pressure and to Lothal particularly. Ever since, the feline creatures have been strongly related to Rebels, however they’ve been showing throughout different Star Wars media as effectively. On this Clone Wars episode, they first present up throughout the scene of Ahsoka and Hint repairing the Binary Load Lifters, seen working out of the alley when the one of the droids goes bezerk. They usually seem once more later when Ahsoka and Hint are consuming, with one leaping up on the desk searching for scraps.
Although the Tooka-cats and their extra well-known cousins, the Loth-cats, first appeared in Star Wars animation, they’ve additionally not too long ago appeared in stay motion on The Mandalorian. In episode four of season 1, a Tooka-cat may be seen within the cantina on the planet Sorgan. The Tooka-cat (or probably Sor-cat?) hisses at The Youngster when Din Djarin and Child Yoda first enter the cantina earlier than assembly up with Cara Dune.
Tookas are clearly a widespread species within the Star Wars galaxy, preferring grassland habitats however capable of make a house for themselves nearly wherever. Their look in Clone Wars, Rebels, and The Mandalorian, nonetheless, probably has extra to do with the involvement of Dave Filoni. Because the supervising director of The Clone Wars, creator of Star Wars Rebels, and now a producer, author, and director on The Mandalorian, Filoni has had notable affect on the Star Wars universe.
Filoni labored alongside George Lucas to create new characters like Ahsoka, and likewise expanded on the galaxy’s lore with extra creatures, like Star Wars Rebels‘ Loth-wolves. Ahsoka is even anticipated to quickly observe the Tooka-cat in making the bounce from Star Wars animation to live-action as it is thought Rosario Dawson’s casting in Mandalorian season 2 is for the function of Ahsoka. Solely time will inform if that little bit of fan-casting comes true, nevertheless it’s virtually assured this isn’t the final time a Tooka-cat will seem in Star Wars.
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 7 continues Friday, March 27th with “Deal or No Deal” on Disney+.
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