Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 premiere on Teletoon underway while Cartoon Network premieres on Saturday morning block; Regular Show earns first Creative Emmy with Secret Mountain Fort Awesome earning 2 creative Emmys

 

Welcome to the Emmy packed edition of Gene Scallop’s Entertainment Report. Here’s what’s topping today!

 

It’s Emmy’s week at entertainment central as the 2012 Emmys are days away. Before we unveil the winners in our news brief, Star Wars fans are in luck as Season 5 gets underway at Teletoon Central as Angie Angelfish describes here:

 

Angie Angelfish-(Toronto, Ontario – September 18, 2012) – TELETOON viewers will be treated to the world premiere of Season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars beginning Friday, September 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. In what may be the most thrilling season yet, the future of the galaxy looks dark as several major characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars face their destinies over the course of the hit show’s fifth season. Canadian viewers can tune in and be the first to know which of these ill-fated characters will fall.
 
The shadow of the dark side falls upon Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 as the series moves closer to the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. The big-screen action, unforgettable characters, and rousing adventure of the Star Wars saga continue as Jedi heroes face a galaxy of foes. With unparalleled visuals, sound, action and adventure,Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues the cinematic saga with the equivalent of a short animated Star Wars movie each week. Season 5 is filled with explosive action, exotic worlds, intriguing characters and dramatic turns as the galaxy plunges into darkness.
 
In the spirit of the back-to-school season, TELETOON is offering a Star Wars: The Clone Wars refresher course, airing the last seven episodes of Season 4 throughout the week leading up to the premiere. Starting Monday, September 24, viewers can catch nightly Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. From Wednesday, September 26 to Friday, September 28, TELETOON kicks the learning into high gear with two back-to-back episodes every evening starting at 8 p.m. ET/PT, leading right into the Season 5 premiere at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.

 

The season 5 premiere airs on Cartoon Network on the Saturday morning block as the Jedi prepare for their biggest battle against the Sith and more importantly, the arrival of Darth Maul.

 

On last weeks Creative Emmy report, the Penguins earned their 3rd Creative Emmy upsetting the duo of The Simpsons and Futurama.Here’s what shows besides them earned an Creative Emmy:

 

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM: The Penguins of Madagascar: “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon)
OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM: Regular Show: “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network)
OUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE: Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo in Futurama: “The Silence of the Clamps” (Comedy Central)
OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN ANIMATION: Jill Daniels, Background Paint, Phineas & Ferb “Doof Dynasty” (Disney Channel)
Bill Schwab, Character Design, Prep & Landing “Naughty Vs. Nice” (ABC)
Robertryan Cory, Character Design, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, “Nightmare Sauce” (Cartoon Network)
Chris Tsirgiotis, Background Design, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, “Nightmare Sauce” (Cartoon Network)

 

Three’s the charm for Cartoon Network as Secret Mountain Fort Awesome and Regular Show, featuring the duo of Mordecai and Rigby, earn 3 Creative Emmys. Secret Mountain Fort Awesome’s 2 Creative Emmys for Character and Background design and Regular Show’s first Emmy for their episode “Eggscellent”. Also achieving in animation were Phineas and Ferb and the holiday classic Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice.

 

Checking the Penguin tally, 667 fans are signed in as Fall TV premiere season continues.

 

And speaking of returning shows, the cool down arrives as Fall arrives this weekend after a scorching summer.

 

Who will win at this weekend’s Emmys? Find out in our news brief with Fish Head. But until then, see you soon TV and movie fans!

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