Putting consideration of financial recompense aside, George Lucas said Thursday that making an animated version of Star Wars for the Cartoon Network was a more rewarding experience for him than making the original theatrical versions. Speaking at the network's upfront presentation to advertisers Thursday, Lucas noted that with his Star Wars theatrical movies, "it takes you a long time to do it, and it all comes out on one weekend." On the other hand, he said, television shows are "repeated and repeated." They also allow more room for experimentation, he said. "If you make a few mistakes or something, the end of the world isn't going to happen, you can get away with it and no one notices, because of the nature of the fact that it comes out every week, and it moves so fast. It just gives you more creative freedom, to take chances you don't have in features." His remarks were published by Broadcasting & Cable magazine.