Star Wars-Clone Wars (Single Disc)

Directed By: Dave Filoni

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Product Overview

Actors: Ashley Eckstein - Dee Bradley Baker - James Arnold Taylor - Matt Lanter. Director: Dave Filoni. Format: DVD. Runtime: 98 Minutes. Language: English. Region code: Region 1 (United States Canada Bermuda U.S. territories). Discs: 1. Rating: PG. Genre: Sci-Fi. Subgenre: Animation. Release Year: 2008.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 209703601
UPC 883929023653
UPC 14 00883929023653
Format DVD
Release Date 1/18/2011
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3143
Keywords
Animated Characters
Animated Worlds
Battles
Computer Animation
Good Vs. Evil
Robots
Science-Fiction
Sequel
Space Opera
Theatrical Release
War
Editors Note
Note Like the 2003 animated short films of the same name, STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS reveals what happened during the conflicts of the title, which are set between EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES and EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH. Unlike the former series, this CLONE WARS feature film uses computer animation (rather than more traditional 2-D animation) to tell its tales, which follow Obi-Wan Kenobi (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), Anakin Skywalker (Matt Lanter), and precocious new Jedi recruit Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) as they face off against the sinister Separatist forces led by Count Dooku (the legendary Christopher Lee, who reprises his role from the live-action movies). The film also features appearances by such beloved characters as Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson, also of EPISODES II and III), C3PO (Anthony Daniels), and Yoda (Tom Kane). ^Directed by Dave Filoni (AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER), THE CLONE WARS shares the same era and characters as the 2003 series, but is stylistically quite different, with a blocky look influenced in part by the marionettes of the 1960s U.K. show THUNDERBIRDS. While the voices of actors such as Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiansen, and Frank Oz are missed, their successors handle their mantles well, confidently leading the heroes in fierce battles and tense chases. Though diehards of the original STAR WARS trilogy may shrug their shoulders at the CGI wizardy, young fans will find much to enjoy in this action-packed movie, which promises to be continued in a regular Cartoon Network TV series.
Reviews
New York Times "THE CLONE WARS has an uncluttered look and furious pace..." 08/15/2008
Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "The cast of caricatures bear an intricate, textured aspect like that of hand-painted models, each familiar face lovingly exaggerated to fit the new mould." 09/01/2008 p.62
Directors
Dave Filoni
Cast & Crew
Catherine Winder - Producer
Nika Futterman - Voice
James Arnold Taylor - Voice
Samuel L. Jackson - Voice
Dee Bradley Baker - Voice
Tom Kane - Voice
Anthony Daniels - Voice
Ashley Eckstein - Voice
Christopher Lee - Voice
Matt Lanter - Voice
Steve Melching - Screenwriter
John Williams - Source Composer
Corey Burton - Voice
Ian Abercrombie - Voice
George Lucas - Executive Producer
Kevin Kiner - Composer
Henry Gilroy - Screenwriter
Scott Murphy - Screenwriter
Dave Filoni - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2008
Catalog ID 1000039430
UPC 00883929023653
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 98 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.40:1
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review When I was sitting in a theater during the summer of 1977 enthralled by the spectacle that was Star Wars, never did I imagine that, some 31 years later, I would find myself wishing it would go away. Overmerchandising, fan unfriendliness, and greed have sapped all that was magical about the Star Wars name. The Clone Wars, as obvious a money-grab as there has ever been, stands alongside the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special as officially sanctioned productions that are better ignored or forgotten. The Clone Wars is the last nail in a coffin that has been propped up ever since George Lucas sold his creative soul in the quest for a few more pieces of gold...There's just enough of John Williams' main title to trick us into momentarily believing this is a true Star Wars movie, but even that has been re-mixed so it doesn't sound quite right. The incidental music is adequate but, considering what we have come to expect from the Star Wars features, it sounds pedestrian. It's another example of how much the entire project feels like a cheap knock-off - an attempt to prey on whatever little good will still exists in Star Wars fandom. Judging by the surprisingly sparse audience at the "free" promotional screening, however, there's not much enthusiasm out there for The Clone Wars...This surely won't be the last time Lucas attempts to wring blood from his Star Wars stone, but perhaps this golden egg is hard-boiled.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
Quotes
James Dyer, Empire An enjoyable escapade and a great introduction to the forthcoming series...
Nathan Lee, The New York Times ...has an uncluttered look and furious pace that make it more or less as satisfying as its wildly overdesigned predecessors.

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