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'Clone Wars' makes a splash (photos)

To celebrate the season four premiere of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" on Cartoon Network, Lucasfilm took over the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Calif., for a special screening event.

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Season four of 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'

LONG BEACH, Calif.--"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" kicks off its fourth season Friday, September 16 with a story arc on the ocean planet of the Mon Calamari and the legendary Admiral "It's a Trap!" Ackbar. Since undersea battles set the tone for the animated series' return to Cartoon Network, Lucasfilm held its season premiere screenings at the Aquarium of the Pacific here.

This top-secret DVD packet includes the first episodes of season four--the same episodes screened during the event in a special theater set up with splashing-water effects and strobe lights to enhance the undersea battles and explosions.

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Aquarium of the Pacific transformed

Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network transformed the Aquarium of the Pacific this weekend for the undersea stories kicking off the fourth season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
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Light sabers stand by

Young attendees to the season four premiere screening in Long Beach could take up their weapons and get lightsaber training from Jedi Masters.
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Undersea light saber battle

Divers do battle with lightsabers in one of the large tanks at the aquarium to celebrate the premiere screening of season four of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars."
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R2D2 arrives for premiere

A fully functional, mobile re-creation of R2-D2 rolled the red (actually, it was tile) carpet at the season premiere screening for "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in Long Beach.
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Matt Lanter and Clone Troopers

Matt Lanter (voice of Anakin Skywalker) poses with costumed members of the 501st Legion fan club at the premiere screening of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach.
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Yoda greets Boys and Girls Club members

A fully articulated Yoda puppet greets young members of the area Boys and Girls Clubs of America during the season premiere screening of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Those attending the event were asked to bring along a new, unwrapped Star Wars toy to benefit the youth-themed charity.
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Clone Troopers meet at the aquarium

Costumed characters from the 501st fan club were on hand to greet kids attending the "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" season four premiere event in Long Beach.
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'Clone Wars' action figure roulette

Before the episode screenings began, kids attending the season premiere event in Long Beach could play "Clone Wars" action figure roulette, spinning the wheel to win an action figure.
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Free 'Star Wars' ice cream

Fans attending the premiere in Long Beach could enjoy free themed ice cream flavors such as the ever-popular Anakin Bananakin.

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