Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a 3D CGI animated installment created and executive produced by George Lucas and directed by Dave Filoni (Avatar: The Last Airbender). It is produced by Lucasfilm, Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, and CGCG.note
The Clone Wars presents the self-titled galactic war between the Galactic Republic and the Confederacy of Independent Systemsnote that began in Attack of the Clones, where the Jedi Order serve as the generals of the Republic's Clone Army. The Clone Wars primarily focuses on Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor), Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), and his new Padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) as they deal with the various adventures and battles fought in the war alongside the Clone Troopers (Dee Bradley Baker), other Jedi, and politicians up until Revenge of the Sith.
The installment is also a Spiritual Successor to Star Wars: Clone Wars, the non-canon 2003 micro-series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Although it had no writers or producers in common with the previous production, The Clone Wars borrows many design and plot elements from its non-canon predecessor while using its longer format in order to build on the characters and stories.
The Clone Wars began with the Pilot Movie on August 15, 2008 and aired for five seasons on Cartoon Network. The installment was in production of a sixth season, but was cancelled shortly after the season five finale in 2013 following Disney's acquisition of Lucasfilm. The episodes of the installment that were in production were released as a Netflix exclusive while its unproduced story arcs were adapted into other mediums. In 2018, The Clone Wars was Un-Cancelled, with the announcement that twelve episodes would be animated and released on Disney+.
The Clone Wars is the final installment created and executive produced by George Lucas prior to selling the franchise to Disney and brought the Prequel Trilogy era to a close after fifteen years. As a result of being created by George Lucas, The Clone Wars is the only Star Wars installment outside of the six theatrical Star Wars films to be canon in the Disney era. The announcement of The Clone Wars' renewal also marks the first major Prequel Trilogy-set installment since the Disney acquisition.
- Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir: a comic book adaptation of a four-episode story arc that depicts the aftermath of the Shadow Collective arc.
- Dark Disciple: a novelization adaptation of an eight-episode story arc where an unlikely duo joins forces to assassinate Count Dooku.
- "Crystal Crisis on Utapau": an arc of story reels where Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi attempt to stop the Separatists from getting their hands on a giant kyber crystal.
- "Bad Batch": an arc of story reels where the titular Clone Trooper squadron look to turn the tides for the Republic at the Battle of Anaxes.note
The Clone Wars was followed in production order by Star Wars Rebels prior to its renewal for a seventh season.
Preview: SDCC 18 trailer
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