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Release Date:
15 August 2008 (USA) See more »
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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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It is great for kids, but will make fans, and just about anyone else, sick to their stomachs See more (224 total) »

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Directed by
Dave Filoni 
 
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
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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Rated PG for sci-fi action violence throughout, brief language and momentary smoking
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98 min
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Trivia:
When Ahsoka is addressing the clones in the hanger bay a pink droid is standing next to R2-D2. This droid's name is R2-KT and was included as a way to honor the work of the 501st Legion (an international group of Star Wars costumers who perform countless hours of volunteer work for many charities). The droid was created in the memory of Katie Johnson (daughter of the 501st Legion's founder Albin Johnson) who died of cancer at the young age of 7. Some of the costumer's built a pink R2 (dubbed R2-KT) for Katie to provide her comfort in the last days of her life. This was to reflect the scene in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) when R2-D2 watches over Padme while she slept at night.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:
Narrator:A galaxy divided. Striking swiftly after the battle of Geonosis, Count Dooku's droid army has seized control of the major Hyperspace lanes. Separating the Republic from the majority of it's Clone army. With few clones available, the Jedi generals cannot gain a foothold in the Outer Rim...See more »
Soundtrack:
Seedy City SwingSee more »

FAQ

Jabba the Hutt has a son? Does that mean he has a wife, too?
Are any of the original actors from "Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones" back for "The Clone Wars"?
When does this film take place chronologically between Episode II, The Clone Wars (2003) and Episode III?
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181 out of 306 people found the following review useful.
It is great for kids, but will make fans, and just about anyone else, sick to their stomachs, 16 August 2008
Author: DonFishies from Canada

It hurts me, physically, to say I disliked Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I may not like to think it, but I have always been a Star Wars fanboy, right from the moment I first lay eyes on Return of the Jedi. I was never a huge fan of the TV series, but it did not seem too bad when I did see it. Apparently, I should have been looking closer.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars as anyone could guess, follows Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi during their stints as "army generals" during the infamous Clone Wars. In the film, Skywalker (voiced by Matt Lanter) is given a Padawan learner, the feisty Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein), and given the mission of rescuing Jabba the Hutt's son. He has been kidnapped, and in exchange for his safe return, Jabba will aid the Republic during the war. But obviously, the job will not be that easy.

Saying Star Wars: The Clone Wars mocks the very fabrics of the Star Wars franchise does not even begin to explain how horrendous this movie is. Take just about everything you could have disliked about the new trilogy (and even things you may have from the original trilogy), and it probably will not even come close to the destructive nature George Lucas have brought us with this film (and subsequent new series).

For one thing, it seems that the casual one-liners of the series have been amped up to being used every other sentence. All this new Ahsoka character brings to the table, other than a lightsaber-sized gash through the heart of continuity, are giggling one-liners. She even has a nickname for Skywalker that she proceeds to use every time she is not calling him Master (and for an even more inexplicable reason, he has one for her). And then she has a name for R2-D2 and Jabba's son as well ('Stinky', which seems to be the only name he is ever really referred to as). I realize that Star Wars was never one for being perfect with their dialogue, but save for Jar Jar Binks (who does not make any appearances in the film), I do not think I have ever been more annoyed by any character more than this one. It is like the writers (who surprisingly are not Lucas) did away with anything we have learned about Jedis, and gave us this irritating wise-ass. Sure there was a cuteness to her character, but she loses that after about five minutes of screen time.

Even worse, the Battle Droids just seem to be here for comic relief. I was always under the belief they just spoke their directives. But somehow, someway, they actually talk to each other, and say the most ridiculous things to each other. Oh yeah, they may be funny for a six-year-old, but for anyone else, they are absolutely agonizing. At one point, one says "Shut up!" to another one, and you can almost hear the sound millions of fanboys make when a piece of their childhood has withered away and died. And if neither the Padawan or the Droids do it, then surely Ziro the Hutt (voiced by Corey Burton), Jabba's uncle will. Remember John Waters' friend and muse, Divine? Ziro is nearly the splitting image (albeit, an obese and disgusting slug).

The story is also an issue here. It is just, not strong enough to sustain a film. It does not necessarily feel like a three-part arc of the TV show (although the bizarre opening "crawl" read off by a Saturday morning announcer sure does not help that ideal), but it also does not feel like a completely well thought out film either. Sure, it has the political intrigue about Jabba's son's kidnapping, but this is supposed to be a Clone Wars movie. People come to see the Clone Wars. So why is all the meaty story elements being pumped into a throwaway story about a baby slug the main characters keep referring to as 'Stinky'? It just screams bad story writing, and essentially, makes the film need to stand beside the show, instead of as its own separate movie. I can only hope that it will fit in better there, as opposed to needing to stand beside the theatrical films here.

I will say, for all of its continuity ruining, terrible one-liners, silly storyline, and lack of John Williams themed music (I could not believe it either), there are some very well animated action sequences. In some cases, whether I like to admit it or not, some of the scenes look spot-on with the look of Attack of the Clones or Revenge of the Sith, even to the point of the Battle Droids and Clone Troopers looking nearly perfect to their real life incarnations. Yes, the human characters look a little weird (especially anyone with hair, or a beard), but everything else looks very good, and very close to what they did in the movies. The animation here is not as exquisitely detailed as the likes of a Pixar movie, but it never aims to imitate them. As well, even though the likes of Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor are not doing voice work in the film, the voice actors have made a genuine attempt to have their voices sound similar. The result is much more astounding than I could have imagined, and almost made me forget they were not the real thing.

In the end, Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a kids movie, or at least, can be appreciated by children. It has the whiz-bang battles of a Star Wars movie, but the humour and ADD-infused dialogue that they can appreciate from the cartoons they watch on Saturday morning. If you are not a child however, it may just ruin any childhood memory you had of this once legendary series.

2.5/10.

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