Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Dave Filoni (2008)

PG Certificate


Our Score
If you've been following the labyrinthine myth that George Lucas began in 1977, then this offshoot from the Star Wars franchise fills in yet more convoluted gaps between Episodes II and III. The last trilogy contained so much CGI animation that it's no surprise the next step would be a total cartoon galaxy far, far away, even though it reduces Lucas's once-thrilling saga to the level of patience-testing juvenilia. The plot sees Anakin Skywalker (voiced by Matt Lanter) and his apprentice Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) set out to rescue the son of Jabba the Hutt from renegades, a double-crossing scheme hatched by evil Count Dooku (Christopher Lee). The battle scenes are impressively flashy but the angular manga style and humourless character interplay reduce the movie to the standard of a banal children's cartoon. Not surprising, really, as this was originally intended to act as the opening episodes of a TV series. This latest toy merchandising bonanza is one for die-hard fans and under-tens only.


As the galaxy is engulfed in civil war, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker and his new apprentice are sent on a vital rescue mission, unaware they are being led into a trap. Animated spin-off from the sci-fi saga, with the voices of Matt Lanter and Ashley Eckstein, while Christopher Lee, Samuel L Jackson and Anthony Daniels reprise their roles from the live action movies.

Cast & Crew

Anakin Skywalker Matt Lanter
Obi-Wan Kenobi James Arnold Taylor
Count Dooku Christopher Lee
Mace Windu Samuel L Jackson
Yoda Tom Kane
Padmé Amidala Catherine Taber
Palpatine Ian Abercrombie
C-3PO Anthony Daniels
Ahsoka Tano Ashley Eckstein
Director Dave Filoni
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 15 Aug 2008