Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the latest animated series in the Star Wars franchise to hit the small screen. The series takes place in between the films Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The following familiar characters (along with a few new faces) feature in the show: Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala (Catherine Taber), Yoda, Chancellor Palpatine (Ian Abercrombie) and General Grievous (Matthew Wood). The introduction to the series is a feature length film released in theaters August 15th, 2008 in the US. This will be the first Star Wars film in 3-D animation to be in theaters. Twenty-two episodes have been ordered for the first, second, third, fourth and fifth seasons.

Broadcast History:
Star Wars: The Clone Wars premiered with two back-to-back episodes on October 3, 2008 at 9:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. Repeat episodes aired at 8:30pm (ET), directly before new episodes premiered at 9:00pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 9:00pm (ET) until the end of season.

The second season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on October 2, 2009 at 8:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Rise of the Bounty Hunters." On November 13, 2009 new episodes began premiering at 9:00pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 9:00pm (ET) until the end of the season.

The third season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on September 17, 2010 at 9:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Secrets Revealed." On January 7, 2011 new episodes began premiering at 8:30pm (ET). New episodes continued to premiere Fridays at 8:30pm (ET) until the end of the season.

The fourth season premiered with two back-to-back episodes on September 16, 2011 at 8:00pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. This season is also known as "Battle Lines." New episodes premiered Fridays at 8:30pm (ET) until the end of the season.

The fifth season premiered on September 29, 2012 at 9:30am (ET) in its new timeslot. New episodes continued to air Saturday mornings at 9:30am (ET) on Cartoon Network until the season finale on Saturday March 2, 2013.

The series won 4 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - David Tennant, Outstanding Individual in Animation - Color and Outstanding Special Class Animated Program.

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  • Matt Lanter

    Matt Lanter

    Anakin Skywalker

    Ashley Eckstein

    Ashley Eckstein

    Ahsoka Tano

    Tom Kane

    Tom Kane

    Yoda, Narrator, Wullf Yularen

    Matthew Wood

    Matthew Wood

    General Grievous, Battle Droids

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Dee Bradley Baker

    Captain Rex, Commander Cody and the Clone Troopers

    Nika Futterman

    Nika Futterman

    TC-70, Asajj Ventress

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    • A Reccomendation to All Open-Minded

      9.0
      I must admit, I am not an old-timer who got to see the original trilogy in the theatres, so I may not have the best credibility when referring to the films but I will tell you that the Clone Wars is actually pretty good. I have already read reviews (positive and negative) so I will try my best to sound un-biased.



      First of all, TWC adds more depth to characters that we don't really get to see in the movies. No longer do we see purely black and white characters but lots of grey. It also allows for us to see how strong Obi-Wan and Anakin's friendship really is. We also see what happens to characters between the movies, which is helpful for future reference. A thing people seem to have a problem with is the introduction of Ahsoka Tano. She shows up out of the blue, and doesn't even have a mention in the movies. Thus, her character becomes inconsistent and only appear in the shows. Some also don't like her in general, but I do. She exposes Anakin's soft side before he really loses it and I have a feeling that her big arc in the fifth season nudges him towards the Dark Side even further. If you've seen the finale of Rebels' season two, she also shows how much Anakinexcuse me, Darth Vader has changed. (He also offers a chance to not fight, and you do see the hesitation in his eyes after she says that she "Won't leave you, not this Which I interpret as regret for what he's about to do)



      Second of all, it makes the Clone Wars have weight and seem like a real war, compared to a slight mention in the original trilogy. It gets deep into politics and touches upon corruption, which is new and uncharted territory for a supposed kid's show. Doing that must take a great leap of faith, and sometimes and excellent plotline to keep the episode interesting, which is hard to acheive. I remember an episode where a Jedi general turned his clones against one another, in an effort to gain recognition and acceptation from Count Dooku. Some people didn't like the episode focusing in on the clones and how they handled being treated like numbers, not individual people who can think and feel. I think that they didn't like the fact that a few episodes were dedicated to characterization of seemingly irrelevant characters. However, I do like those episodes because they relate to real world things like when some soldiers get deployed and the hard and scarring things they go through during wartime.



      I must admit that there are some negatives as well. For one, the plot holes"Of course they're going to survive, they're in the movie!" and that some episodes kind of get repetitive of "good guy winning after a miraculous The animation is nothing spectacular, and some characters don't get the spotlight they deserve (Master Yoda in the earlier seasons, for example). I personally think that the voice actors were good picks (Personally, I prefer the combination of Matt Lanter's voice and the look of Hayden The first few seasons were slightly childish, but the later seasons were much more developed and definitely darker in tone. I personally love the end of the fifth sixth seasons.



      Overall, this is a very mature and good show. I heartily recommend this show to everyone. This show has a darker tone than most supposed kid shows, and managed to get both adults and children alike interested in it. I consider it a very successful show, but remember, reviews are expressions of opinions, and you do not have to agree with me.



      Thanks for reading.

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    • It is okay

      4.0
      I am not a Star Wars fan, however, I liked the movies. I am not a fan of it and I'm not a geek. The series is alright, not the best, but it's OK. I can't say anything else, that's it.
    • Incredible Show

      10
      I watch all the seasons of the Clone Wars thanks to Netflix,and I enjoyed all of it's didn't had the best start,I actually didn't like Ahsoka Tano at the beginning,but through the seasons the show grew more mature and so did Ahsoka. PS Captain Rex has to be the best character in the show.
    • my isues with the season finale

      6.0
      The season was so awesome but there was to much of the dark side in the Jedi order. The season was too focused on the sith so it was a little hard to understand. It had a lot of action but too many deaths. If the show wasn't about the sith all it had was clones. The Jedi were not in it till the end and even that was mostly sith. They almost always focused on one character and then never have them in a show again. I think the seasons are going down hill. I love star wars and all, but the last season was plain bad. It needs to be thrilling. You always know what going to happen, good guys win and bad guys lose, every time.moreless
    • Grounded by the source

      3.0
      Watched the first season of this one and got tired by the characters' stupidity. A kid would probably like it. I just couldn't turn my brain off.

      Knowing that our guys would fail miserably at the end didn't help either, there was nothing to look forward to.
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