YMMV / Star Wars: Clone Wars

  • Better on DVD: Considering the original 4 minute segments, it merges well into a wall-to-wall hour long movie. As a matter of fact, watching episodes 1-25 back-to-back will take less time than the entire runtime of Revenge of the Sith.
  • Broken Base: Is this the only good Star Wars animated series that ever came out or is it just Samurai Jack in space?
  • Epileptic Trees: Some people play the entire series as propaganda films made by a brief character in Windu's episode. Said character did (in Legends canon) make pro-Jedi propaganda during Palpatine's reign and his entire backstory began as an excuse to explain the inconsistencies in Jedi portrayal between the show and the films, which some fans had complained about. So it's somewhat implied in his backstory that these are his cartoons, or at least are very similar to them.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Captain Fordo, the leader of the ARC troopers. This series also made General Grievous into one for the entire Star Wars universe.
    • The Nelvaanians are a race of Darkhorses.
  • Evil is Cool: General Grievous.
  • First Installment Wins: General Grievous's debut to the franchise is easily the most popular of his characterizations, with Revenge of the Sith being criticized for his much weaker depiction, and the second animated series being viewed as an improvement, but not as good as the first, for being a balance between the two.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The natives of Nelvaan are blue, cat-like tribal aliens, similar to the aliens found in a popular movie released in 2009.
  • It Was His Sled: Grievous' extra pair of arms was a surprise when he first revealed them, but the later works have him using them pretty much all the time.
  • Memetic Badass: General Grievous. His failure to live up to it in subsequent series making the "Memetic" part stand out more.
  • Memetic Mutation: A dramatic close-up of Grievous that makes him look either really pissed off or confused out of his mind has become popular as a reaction GIF.
  • Older Than They Think: A lot of Grievous' negative character traits actually originated in this series. He also suffers a humiliating defeat when Shaak Ti ties his cape to a train.
  • Unfortunate Character Design:
    • San Hill. His eyebrows make him look like a butthead.
    • The Quarren appear to have scrota hanging off the backs of their necks.
  • Woobie Species: The Nelvaanians, Woobie-esque beast-men.