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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?


Anakin's fleet commander Admiral Yularen also appears in the conference scene in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). He is the only imperial wearing a white uniform in that scene. The character was first identified in the Star Wars Customizable Card Game, where he was listed as being a member of the Imperial Security Bureau. Dave Filoni mistook the white uniform for that of a Grand Admiral (as featured in 'Timothy Zahn's Star Wars novels) which is why Yularen became an Admrial in the Clone Wars. 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: So, what's the plan?
Anakin Skywalker: Oh, I thought you were the one with the plan.
Ahsoka Tano: No, I'm the one with enthusiasm. You're the one with experience, which I'm looking forward to learning from.
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Referenced in AniMat's Reviews: Alpha and Omega (2010) See more »


End Credits
Written by Kevin Kiner
Performed by The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
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User Reviews

Damn good...if you know what you're getting into.
16 August 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is gonna have two sets of detractors. One set will be of people dying to see George Lucas crash and burn because they didn't like the prequels. The other will be people who, regardless of their feelings about the previous movies will enter with an ill conceived expectation for a great story. The rest of you, like me will have a blast watching this thing.

This movie is basically an extended pilot for a soon to premiere animated series and it plays as such. We are introduced to our characters, some new and some old and watch them set out on missions that take them through hair raising battle after hair raising battle. There is no conclusion, yet no cliff hanger, just a solitary mission, another day in the lives of Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi. In other words, no attempt at any great earth shattering plot, just a lot of good solid action and fun. Whether or not the TV series will develop more complicated story arcs and sub plots is only known by its creators right now, but its the simplicity that works here. I went into this movie expecting nothing but big action, cool characters and a slick look, and that's exactly what I got. The heart of the Star Wars franchise has always been its fun, and this is a cartoon...they're taking advantage of the opportunity to take the explosive larger than life elements of the films and skew them to an altered animated reality...which is what makes cartoons worth watching.

I loved the design of the whole thing too. It is very graphic and unique and I can understand that it may not be everyone's cup of tea but for me it's a great look. In a time when movie theaters are saturated with CG animated fair, many of which are so concerned with out doing one another with their increasingly real skin textures and bump mapping, it's refreshing to see a film that wants to be different. If you want something to look real, you might as well get a camera. For those of you who thought this graphic simplistic look was some kinda time/money saver, give yourself a shake, they wanted it to look this way. And if you're an animator like myself...take note.

Bottom line, you're not gonna walk out of this movie a different person, and its not gonna win any awards...but it's a hell of a lot of fun.

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