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Writers:
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Release Date:
15 August 2008 (USA) See more »
Plot:
As the Clone Wars sweep through the galaxy, the heroic Jedi Knights struggle to maintain order and restore peace... See more » | Full synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Writing credits
Henry Gilroy (written by) &
Steven Melching (written by) &
Scott Murphy (written by)

George Lucas (characters and universe)

Produced by
George Lucas .... executive producer
Mary Maffei .... line producer
Catherine Winder .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kevin Kiner 
 
Film Editing by
Jason Tucker 
 
Makeup Department
Aurora Bergere .... makeup artist: Ahsoka
Danny Wagner .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Julie Peng .... production supervisor
Diana Tauder .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dave Bullock .... sequence director
George Samilski .... sequence director
 
Art Department
James Beihold .... development artist
Russell G. Chong .... designer
Dave Filoni .... development artist
Matt Gaser .... concept artist
Thang Le .... concept artist
Steward Lee .... storyboard artist
Darren Marshall .... designer
Kenard Pak .... development artist (as Kenard W. Pak)
Sergio Páez .... character designer
Justin Ridge .... storyboard artist
Michael Rose .... development artist
Jackson Sze .... concept artist
Atsushi Takeuchi .... development artist
Alexander Woo .... development artist (as Alex Woo)
Jerome Moo .... concept artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
David Acord .... sound designer
David Acord .... sound editor: Skywalker Sound
Panos Asimenios .... dubbing supervisor
Sean England .... foley artist
Sean England .... foley recordist
Dan Fontana .... sound recordist
Ellen Heuer .... foley artist: Skywalker Sound
Zach Martin .... sound mix technician
Cheryl Nardi .... dialogue editor
Juan Peralta .... sound mixer
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Quinn .... foley editor
Frank Rinella .... foley editor & mixer: Skywalker Sound
Ronald G. Roumas .... re-recordist
Brian Seagrave .... audio post-conform
Matthew Wood .... sound editor
Matthew Wood .... supervising sound editor
Caroline Cannizzaro .... foley recordist (uncredited)
Adam Davidson .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Edward Chaplin .... digital artist
Ling Chen .... digital compositor: Lucasfilm
Jon Childress Farmer .... modeler
Matthew Cioffi .... senior modeler
Sandro Di Segni .... lead technical director
Rony Edde .... technical director
Chris Foreman .... research & development: LAL
Matthew Gidney .... visual effects supervisor
Andrew R. Harris .... CGI and lighting supervisor (as Andrew Harris)
Tom Hendrickson .... visual effects coordinator
Yun Jung Kim .... texture artist
Muzaffer Korkut .... visual effects artist
Justin Leach .... model and rigging supervisor
Ming-Chia Lee .... visual effects artist
Bonnie Lin .... visual effects coordinator
Shawn Lovette .... layout artist
Greg Maguire .... research & development supervisor
Aung Min .... lead digital artist: Lucas Film Animation Singapore
Bertrand Ong .... digital artist supervisor
Stephen J. Parker .... pipeline supervisor (as Stephen Parker)
Mitch Paulson .... second digital colorist: EFILM
Gregg Ricks .... technical assistant
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist: EFILM
Mark Therrell .... character supervisor
Sankar Thiyagarajan .... visual effects artist
Vincent Toscano .... digital set supervisor
Dawn Turner .... production manager
Jeremy Yeo-Khoo .... assistant technical director
Paul Zinnes .... digital set supervisor
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Lauren Balson .... production coordinator
Cece Chen .... lighter and compositor
Rob Coleman .... animation consultant
Ronan Debrun .... additional animation consultant
Sylvain Doreau .... layout artist
Ronny Gani .... animator
Jahkeeli Garnett .... layout artist
Juan E. Hernandez .... story artist
Ryan Heuett .... lead layout artist
Chieh Huang .... layout artist
Chien-Chia Huang .... animator
Kevin Jong .... animation director
Rishi Kaul .... animator
Danny Keller .... additional animation consultant
Bryan Lee .... animator
Steward Lee .... story artist
Dani Morrow .... layout artist
Sianoosh Nasiriziba .... animator
Bosco Ng .... story artist
Adam Schnitzer .... layout supervisor
Yi-Kai Shieh .... lighter and compositor
Lucifero Shih .... animator
Dan Sukiennik .... layout artist
Le Tang .... layout artist
Eldred Tjie .... modeler
David Chi-Yun Wang .... animator
Jesse Yeh .... animation director
 
Casting Department
Jenn Berry .... casting coordinator
Ellen Connell .... casting coordinator (2008)
 
Editorial Department
Beth Dewey .... digital intermediate producer
Mitch Paulson .... colorist
Steven J. Scott .... supervising digital colorist
Chris DeLaGuardia .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
R. Orlando Duenas .... music editor (as Orlando Duenas)
Mark Evans .... music editor
Mark Evans .... scoring mixer
James Fitzpatrick .... orchestral contractor
Takeshi Furukawa .... additional music arranger
Takeshi Furukawa .... orchestrator
Mathias Hilger .... music editor
Jan Holzner .... scoring engineer
Kevin Kiner .... conductor
Kevin Kiner .... orchestrator
Dean Menta .... music editor
Nic Raine .... conductor
Nic Raine .... orchestrator
Matthew St. Laurent .... assistant music editor
Matthew St. Laurent .... music programmer
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Jane Bay .... executive assistant: George Lucas
Heather Ann Brown .... recruiting
Talon DeSoto .... martial artist (as Daxton Edwards)
Sarah Lister .... production assistant
Anne Merrifield .... assistant: George Lucas
Meagan Miller .... production support
Sarita Patel .... executive assistant: George Lucas
Nancy Sandberg .... lead production accountant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
John Singh .... film publicist
Sandi Smith .... production assistant
Maria Turnhout .... martial artist
Nicole Vigil .... production crew
 
Thanks
Lynn Bartsch .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking
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98 min
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Trivia:
Clone Captain Rex has a scar on his chin modeled after Harrison Ford's. The 'Jaig Eyes' symbol on his helmet was originally conceived by Joe Johnston as decoration for Boba Fett's helmet.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the first moments of the Battle of Cristophsis scene, as Anakin, Obi-Wan, and the Clones are rushing to the defenses, one clone is firing repeatedly, seemingly at the approaching battle droids. However, as the camera switches to the separatist column, no blaster bolts can be seen, and it is unlikely that the droids are in range anyway.See more »
Quotes:
Asajj Ventress:Master Kenobi, always chasing after Skywalker. How predictable.
Obi-Wan Kenobi:Anakin leaves quite a mess, which always leads me to you, Ventress.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hughes the Force (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Binary SunsetSee more »

FAQ

What happens to Ziro the Hutt after this movie?
Jabba the Hutt has a son? Does that mean he has a wife, too?
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A uniquely styled, new direction for a well-established formula, 17 August 2008
Author: J M from Ireland

I went to see "The Clone Wars" with carefully measured expectations, given the very, very mixed critical reaction. Although I say "critical", it's always best to remember that angry nerds with broadband are not film critics. But even the venerable and generally even-handed Roger Ebert didn't have much good to say about it.

After the strange feeling of seeing the "Warner Bros" logo and hearing "As Time Goes By" in place of the Fox logo and fanfare, the film gets off to an inauspicious start - a rendition of John Williams' Star Wars Main Theme played by The London Philharmonic's cheapest non-union Mexican equivalent. And instead of the opening crawl, we get a montage and voice-over in a 1930s serial style. This will probably work well in the TV series, and there's nothing wrong with it, but seems strangely out of place in the cinema. This may be just because the traditional Star Wars crawl is so ingrained in film-goers minds, but it was an undeniable jolt. But from that point forward it gets better.

Visually it's like nothing I've ever seen - instead of the style of CGI animation that we're now used to, the characters are made to look something like hand-painted wooden puppets. In a close-up shot you can actually see the brush strokes where the clone troopers have been "painted." It's a brave creative decision, given that Pixar, Dreamworks and others have had such great success with the more traditional style of CG animation, to take such a different direction. After I became accustomed to it, I really liked it. The animation has good "weight" to it - nothing ever suffers from the disconnected CGI unreality that often plagues the digital effects in live-action films (including 2002's "Attack of the Clones"). The environments are amazingly well realised, including a hand-painted sky which conjures up a nice balance between traditional and CG animation.

Sonically, it's Star Wars all the way. All the classic sounds are there (lightsabers, blasters, walkers and so on) and are well orchestrated to the action. Musically, they've gone some way to doing what I had hoped they might - using John Williams' themes, but taken in a new direction. There's a much more pronounced world music feel, and I really enjoyed that. When the score moves to a full orchestral piece, it sometimes falls a little flat. But it certainly serves its purpose, with only the main theme pulling me out of the moment.

Plot-wise... well, it's Star Wars. There's a MacGuffin that must be found and returned to gain a tactical advantage in the war. Any further discussion of the plot would probably be wasted... and not just to avoid spoilers - it's all about the action. So... is there action? Oh, yes. Quite a lot of it. Too much, in fact. As a TV series in 30 minute installments, it should be amazing. But welded into one feature-length adventure, it's a bit overpowering. The visual inventiveness helps hold interest as yet another battle unfolds, but the fact that it's essentially 3 or 4 episodes joined together does show. Not enough to make it a bad film... but when the end comes it *seems* to be an anti-climax purely because there's been no let-up for the previous 30 minutes. As such, the end seems to arrive very suddenly. Had it been structured a little more like a feature, it might have managed a better finale. But, taken on its own merits, the action is very well realised.

The new, kid-oriented character of Ahsoka is not particularly annoying - and that's about as much as you can ask from the this sort of character. Aged above 15, I'm not the target audience for Ahsoka's rite of passage story. Jabba's son is virtually inanimate... barely a character at all. Jabba the Hutt's uncle Ziro is bizarre - a sort of tattooed, New Orleans drag queen in huge slug form - but neither particularly annoying nor offensive as some reviewers have claimed. A kind of Vivien Leigh-as-Blanch DuBois (or maybe Truman Capote) to the Sydney Greenstreet-inspired Jabba.

Overall, this is a good, fun animated adventure with excellent action sequences, that works well despite some pacing issues. It deserves credit for developing its own unique visual style, and daring to take liberties with a well-established franchise. In the end, its this willingness to challenge that much-loved formula that will provoke the ire of many a middle-aged Star Wars fan, as they clutch their Millennium Falcon scale replicas to their portly man-bosoms. But it may find more favour with the newer generation of fan who have less attachment to the memory of what they think they saw in a cinema, and a childhood, a long, long time ago.

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