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Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

PG  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  15 August 2008 (USA)
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Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano must rescue the kidnapped son of Jabba the Hutt, but political intrigue complicates their mission.


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Complete credited cast:
Ahsoka Tano (voice)
Yoda / Narrator / Admiral Yularen (voice)
General Loathsom / Ziro the Hutt / Kronos-327 (voice)
Padmé Amidala (voice)
Battle Droids (voice)
Jabba the Hutt (voice)
Mace Windu (voice)
C-3PO (voice)
Count Dooku (voice)


As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace. More and more systems are falling prey to the forces of the dark side as the Galactic Republic slips further and further under the sway of the Separatists and their never-ending droid army. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano find themselves on a mission with far-reaching consequences, one that brings them face-to-face with crime lord Jabba the Hutt. But Count Dooku and his sinister agents, including the nefarious Asajj Ventress, will stop at nothing to ensure that Anakin and Ahsoka fail at their quest. Meanwhile, on the front lines of the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La guerra de los clones  »

Box Office


$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£895,300 (UK) (15 August 2008)


$35,154,336 (USA) (7 November 2008)

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Did You Know?


In original concept art, Ahsoka Tano was named Ashla, which is the name of the Youngling of the same species (Togruta) seen in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). However, the link between these two characters was soon dropped. See more »


Due to the limited number of models available during early production of The Clone Wars, many assets had to be reused in the background. Obi-Wan Kenobi's body was reused (complete with Jedi emblem on the shoulder) for two Gran (Ree-Yees) aliens seen in both Jabba and Ziro's palace. Similarly, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's body was reused for two Ithorian (Hammerhead) aliens. Noticeably, these Ithorians have human hands. See more »


Ahsoka Tano: [seeing Stinky for the first time] Oh, he's so cute!
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Featured in Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Ambush (2008) See more »


End Credits
Written by Kevin Kiner
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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If you liked Attack of the Cl...no wait...if you liked Caravan of Courage...
14 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The film opens without the traditional scrolling prologue and is replaced by a transatlantic voice that would have been at home in a 1980's Saturday morning cartoon. From here, we are thrown into episode 2.5 of the Star War saga.

Without giving too much away about the plot: the acting and characters are wooden and two dimensional, even for a kids film (or for that matter, a recent Star Wars film). The dynamic between Anakin Skywalker and his new sidekick, will grate on the nerves of anyone over the age of 8 years old. The stiff animation makes everyone come across as a cross between an action figure and a Thunderbird. For a theatrically released film, it's "shot" (if you can say that about an animated film) in an almost camera-nailed-to-the-ground fashion. Compared to recent Pixar efforts, it looks about as cinematic as a midday tele-movie. The saving grace of this film are the fight scenes, which somewhat make up for the film failings everywhere else.

As a spin off from the Star Wars franchise, it's OK at best. As a kids film, there's much better. As a pilot episode to the upcoming cartoon series, it's watchable and if compared to a direct to DVD Disney sequel, it's decent.

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