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Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars - The Clone Wars (TV series)
Information
Title: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Format: Animated
Running time: 22 min.
country: USA
Network: Cartoon Network
Seasons: 6
Episodes: 121 (projected) [1]
108 (actual)
Production
Production company: Lucasfilm Animation
Executive producers: George Lucas; Catherine Winder; Mary Maffei
Producers: Sarah Wall; Cary Silver; Athena Yvette Portillo
Principal cast: Matt Lanter; James Arnold Taylor; Ashley Eckstein; Tom Kane; Corey Burton; Dee Bradley Baker
Air dates
First aired: October 3rd, 2008
Last aired: March 7th, 2014

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an animated science fiction/fantasy television series set within the world of the Star Wars film franchise. The series was created and produced by franchise visionary George Lucas and began airing on Cartoon Network on October 3rd, 2008. The series ties in to the franchise's prequel trilogy and is a direct sequel to the 2008 Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film. The series takes place between the events of the 2002 film Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, the 2003-05 Star Wars: Clone Wars animated micro-series and the events chronicled in the 2005 film Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

The animation style is the same as that of the feature film and created by Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore and CGCG, Inc. The regular cast of characters from the movie make regular recurring appearances in the TV series as well including Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Chancellor Palpatine. A new character, introduced in the film, Ahsoka Tano, plays a major role in the series and many of the episodes are viewed through her perspective. Though some of the episodes are serialized, not all of them are broadcast in chronological order and may take place at any point during the time era between The Clone Wars film and Episode III.

On March 11th, 2013, Lucasfilm and Cartoon Network announced that it would be ending it's five-year run on Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The announcement came some five months after George Lucas sold his multi-billion dollar production company to the Walt Disney Company. [2]

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • In 2010, at the Celebration V Star Wars convention in Orlando, Florida, director Dave Filoni explained that he and first season head writer Henry Gilroy had originally assumed that Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker would make occasional appearances on the show. The main characters were to be a Twi'lek Jedi and an apprentice who fought piracy and mercenaries around the galaxy. Another idea was to stick to a couple of recurring locations, not unlike the television series Firefly and keep landscapes to a minimum for rendering and conceptualization reasons. However, they soon found out that George Lucas didn't intend to keep The Clone Wars small. [3]
  • In order to make the Clone troopers sound like individuals, Dee Bradley Baker records every voice separately and gives each one a different inflection. He likes to write down a particular adjective for each one. For instance some sound a bit younger, others a bit more proper whereas another may sound like a bully or a grunt. [4]

Awards Edit

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was nominated for the Saturn Award in 2009 for the category of Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.

Music composer Kevin Kiner was nominated that same year for Best Music in an Animated Television Production or Short Form at the Annie Awards for the season one episode "Rising Malevolence". He was nominated again in 2010 for the same category for the season two episode "Weapons Factory".

At the Motion Picture Sound Editors Awards, the Golden Reel award for Best Sound Editing went to supervising sound editor Matthew Wood, sound designer David Acord, supervising foley editor Frank Rinella and foley artists Dennis Thorpe, Jana Vance and Ellen Heuer for the episode "Lair of Grievous". The series was nominated again in 2010, for the episode "Landing at Point Rain", but lost to The Penguins of Madagascar.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was nominated for the TCA Award at the Television Critics Association Awards for the category of Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming, but lost out to the live-action children's series Yo Gabba Gabba!

Episodes Edit

Season One Edit

Episode Title Airdate
1x1 Ambush October 3rd, 2008
1x2 Rising Malevolence October 3rd, 2008
1x3 Shadow of Malevolence October 10th, 2008
1x4 Destroy Malevolence October 17th, 2008
1x5 Rookies October 24th, 2008
1x6 Downfall of a Droid November 7th, 2008
1x7 Duel of the Droids November 14th, 2008
1x8 Bombad Jedi November 21st, 2008
1x9 Cloak of Darkness December 5th, 2008
1x10 The Lair of General Grievous December 12th, 2008
1x11 Dooku Captured January 2nd, 2009
1x12 The Gungan General January 9th, 2009
1x13 Jedi Crash January 16th, 2009
1x14 Defenders of Peace January 23rd, 2009
1x15 Trespass January 30th, 2009
1x16 The Hidden Enemy February 6th, 2009
1x17 Blue Shadow Virus February 13th, 2009
1x18 Mystery of a Thousand Moons February 13th, 2009
1x19 Storm Over Ryloth February 27th, 2009
1x20 Innocents of Ryloth March 6th, 2009
1x21 Liberty on Ryloth March 13th, 2009
1x22 Hostage Crisis March 20th, 2009

Season Two Edit

Episode Title Airdate
2x1 Holocron Heist October 2nd, 2009
2x2 Cargo of Doom October 2nd, 2009
2x3 Children of the Force October 9th, 2009
2x4 Senate Spy October 17th, 2009
2x5 Landing at Point Rain November 4th, 2009
2x6 Weapons Factory November 13th, 2009
2x7 Legacy of Terror November 20th, 2009
2x8 Brain Invaders December 4th, 2009
2x9 Grievous Intrigue January 1st, 2010
2x10 The Deserter January 1st, 2010
2x11 Lightsaber Lost January 22nd, 2010
2x12 The Mandalore Plot January 29th, 2010
2x13 Voyage of Temptation February 5th, 2010
2x14 Duchess of Mandalore February 12th, 2010
2x15 Senate Murders March 5th, 2010
2x16 Cat and Mouse March 19th, 2010
2x17 Bounty Hunters March 26th, 2010
2x18 The Zillo Beast April 3rd, 2010
2x19 The Zillo Beast Strikes Back April 10th, 2010
2x20 Death Trap April 17th, 2010
2x21 R2 Come Home April 24th, 2010
2x22 Lethal Trackdown April 30th, 2010

Season Three Edit

Episode Title Airdate
3x1 Clone Cadets September 17th, 2010
3x2 ARC Troopers September 17th, 2010
3x3 Supply Lines September 24th, 2010
3x4 Sphere of Influence October 1st, 2010
3x5 Corruption October 8th, 2010
3x6 The Academy October 15th, 2010
3x7 Assassin October 22nd, 2010
3x8 Evil Plans November 5th, 2010
3x9 Hunt for Ziro November 12th, 2010
3x10 Heroes on Both Sides November 19th, 2010
3x11 Pursuit of Peace December 3rd, 2010
3x12 Nightsisters January 7th, 2010
3x13 Monster January 14th, 2010
3x14 Witches of the Mist January 21st, 2011
3x15 Overlords January 28th, 2011
3x16 Altar of Mortis February 4th, 2011
3x17 Ghosts of Mortis February 11th, 2011
3x18 The Citadel February 11th, 2011
3x19 Counter Attack March 4th, 2011
3x20 Citadel Rescue March 11th, 2011
3x21 Padawan Lost March 19th, 2011
3x22 Wookiee Hunt March 26th, 2011

Season Four Edit

Episode Title Airdate
4x1 Water War September 16th, 2011
4x2 Gungan Attack September 16th, 2011
4x3 Prisoners September 23rd, 2011
4x4 Shadow Warrior September 30th, 2011
4x5 Mercy Mission October 7th, 2011
4x6 Nomad Droids October 14th, 2011
4x7 Darkness on Umbara October 28th, 2011
4x8 The General November 4th, 2011
4x9 Plan of Dissent November 11th, 2011
4x10 Carnage of Krell November 18th, 2011
4x11 Kidnapped November 25th, 2011
4x12 Slaves of the Republic December 2nd, 2011
4x13 Escape from Kadavo January 6th, 2012
4x14 A Friend in Need January 13th, 2012
4x15 Deception January 20th, 2012
4x16 Friends and Enemies January 27th, 2012
4x17 The Box February 3rd, 2012
4x18 Crisis on Naboo February 10th, 2012
4x19 Massacre February 24th, 2012
4x20 Bounty March 2nd, 2012
4x21 Brothers March 9th, 2012
4x22 Revenge March 9th, 2012

Season Five Edit

Episode Title Airdate
5x1 Revival September 29th, 2012
5x2 A War on Two Fronts October 6th, 2012
5x3 Front Runners October 13th, 2012
5x4 The Soft War October 20th, 2012
5x5 Tipping Points October 27th, 2012
5x6 The Gathering November 3rd, 2012
5x7 A Test of Strength November 10th, 2012
5x8 Bound for Rescue November 17th, 2012
5x9 A Necessary Bond November 24th, 2012
5x10 Secret Weapons December 1st, 2012
5x11 A Sunny Day in the Void December 8th, 2012
5x12 Missing in Action January 5th, 2013
5x13 Point of No Return January 12th, 2013
5x14 Eminence January 19th, 2013
5x15 Shades of Reason January 26th, 2013
5x16 The Lawless February 2nd, 2013
5x17 Sabotage February 9th, 2013
5x18 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much February 16th, 2013
5x19 To Catch a Jedi February 23rd, 2013
5x20 The Wrong Jedi March 2nd, 2013

Season Six Edit

"The Lost Missions"

Episode Title Airdate
6x1 The Unknown March 7th, 2014
6x2 Conspiracy March 7th, 2014
6x3 Fugitive March 7th, 2014
6x4 Orders March 7th, 2014
6x5 An Old Friend March 7th, 2014
6x6 The Rise of Clovis March 7th, 2014
6x7 Crisis at the Heart March 7th, 2014
6x8 The Disappeared (Part 1) March 7th, 2014
6x9 The Disappeared (Part 2) March 7th, 2014
6x10 The Lost One March 7th, 2014
6x11 Voices March 7th, 2014
6x12 Destiny March 7th, 2014
6x13 Sacrifice March 7th, 2014

Home Video Edit

See also Edit

Media

The World of Star Wars

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