Just saw the trailer for The Clone Wars. Impressive. I believe the whimsical CGI and more open structure of what can recursively and infinitely unfold between two pillar-events, especially during space wars, is just what George Lucas needed to open up his fancy and set his muses free on Star Wars and not on some dimly future-bound sci-fi art school follow up to THX.
I don't think I saw one of the Star Wars prequels in a movie theater, though I obviously own them all on DVD and have watched them many times, especially Revenge of the Sith and its splendid portrait of Palpatine, but I will definitely see this one in theaters.
I think the Huts are overrated and it is a shame that they are given enough clout in this film to be worthy of a Jedi war declaration. I do not believe they were supposed to be anything more than second rate thugs when conceived and portrayed in the original trilogy: less worthy of notice than Lando's gas mine, but evolution shapes conception and this prompts re-envisionings.
It is the animation, the CGI, that is giving it the freedom.
And, it is the rebel force that will give the galaxy freedom!