Lego Star Wars TV Special

US Cartoon network goes plastic Force-tastic

The US Cartoon Network is set to broadcast an original animated special based on Lego Star Wars on July 22.

Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace will feature situations, characters and locations from throughout the entire Star Wars saga. It has been written by Emmy Award winner Michael Price ( The Simpsons ) and produced by Academy Award-winning Animal Logic, the production company behind Happy Feet .

Star Wars is the first and most successful Lego licensed product collection in the company's history, generating more than 200 Lego models and approximately 275 Lego minifigures, which has also spurred a blockbuster collection of videogames, selling 25 million copies to date worldwide.

In the animated special Yoda leads a group of rambunctious Jedi younglings on a tour through the Senate chambers when he senses a disturbance in the Force. Summoned to help save the Republic, he discovers that one of the younglings secretly boarded his ship... and has a taste for adventure! Meanwhile, C-3PO and R2-D2 are put in charge of the boisterous group and find themselves in over their heads. As the evil Sith prepare to wreak havoc, it's up to Yoda and the droids to ensure that their young charges aren’t torn to bricks!