Star Wars: Genndy Tartakovsky Comments on The Force Awakens Similarity to Clone Wars

There is little doubt that Star Wars: The Force Awakens had amazing cinematography with several dramatic shots. But did J.J. Abrams actually steal the idea for a memorable shot from a different Star Wars property? Genndy Tartakovsky has just pointed out that TFA stole one of the memorable moments from the 2003 animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Tartakovsky is the man behind the micro-series that aired on Cartoon Network and he recently pointed out to Digital Spy that The Force Awakens copied one of the show's iconic moments.

"The opening sequence with all the Star Destroyers crashed on the planet. That was literally, exactly the setting that we did for when we introduced General Grievous. It's even the same silhouette and everything," Tartakovsky said.

The scene in question takes place right after we get our first glimpse at Rey in Jakku and it does look very similar to the one that appeared in Clone Wars. Tartakovsky admitted he should give Abrams the benefit of a doubt but also added that it was too close to the original shot.

"I mean, they could have come up with it without seeing ours. But it seems too suspicious, you know? And nobody credited us. A few people caught it, but it certainly, to me, was like, ‘Wow! Hey! Look at that! That's exactly what we did!' Well, you know, yeah, I'll take it," he said.

So did The Force Awakens copy Clone Wars? Here's the scene from Episode VII.

Do you think Tartakovsky is right? Sound off in the comments below.

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