Well, I'll admit it was interesting to hear that same announcer voice guy from the prequel commercials on the tv spot for this new Clone Wars movie. Also, the trailers and commercials all saying "coming to your galaxy" is an interesting throwback.
But I think this is exactly why a lot of people are so turned off by it. LFL is treating this as another feature film (check the thread on the new encyclopedia, they actually say there've been four new feature films since '98) and I think fans are bitter because instead of getting a PT that was mostly about the clone wars, we're getting a movie of it after the fact and not in live-action to boot.
The problem I've had with it since the very beginning (when was this new animated series first announced, like three years ago at C3?) is that it's EVEN MORE CLONE WARS for some reason. It kinda sours those three years they used to tell the story in "real time" back between 2002 and 2005. Granted, it was supposed to be the biggest conflict in the history of that galaxy far, far away, so it's not totally unfounded. It's just that it's seemed odd to me from the outset.
I can easily understand why George wanted to do it. This was always described as a new experiment in animation. Until I saw the trailer last year, I was wondering what it was gonna be like (my best guess was something like the most recent animated Spider-Man series that was on mtv a few years ago). Then I saw the trailer and went "huh, so it's like TMNT (which I still haven't seen btw)." I think if they hadn't decided to release it on the big screen, we wouldn't be making such a big deal about it. I had dismissed the show from the very first announcement as "huh, EVEN MORE CLONE WARS? Ah, that's ok, I guess George just wants an actual weekly series as opposed to what Genndy did."
But it's already been said in this thread: this thing is for the kids. Plus, we all have to remember that this wasn't even going to be on the big screen until, what, just before C4? It raises the question (for me, anyways) of whether or not it's just the first several episodes of the tv show, and if so then what ended up happening with the wider aspect ratio (in other words, did they plan to make it a movie before they made it or did they have to recompose the first several episodes in order to make it cinemascope?)