Originally Posted by Adamwankenobi
Now that I think about it, we're pretty lucky it got made, as it was one of the four TV movies shot after ABC canceled the series.
I imagine a movie showing these elements was a priority before production ended. Beyond the foreshadowing of his treasure hunting, they needed to resolve Remy's character. Of all those 4 movies its the one that covers the most ground. I bet Lucas would have shot TotPE even if Family channel never aired it. Maybe filmed along with the branching footage. Saving it for the future Video/DVD releases that were always planned.