Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.
I had not heard of Genndy Tartakovsky (director) before I saw Star Wars: Clone Wars, but I will be keeping an eye out for him from now on. Star Wars: Clone Wars is a series of 20 animated shorts that are collected together on one DVD. I did not see them when they originally aired on Cartoon Network but I must say they play well together as a feature length animated film. The story takes place just after the end of the Star Wars: Attack of the Clones live action film and just before 3rd of the prequels, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. We follow various Jedi Knights (including Yoda) as they conduct the war, but the majority of the film centers on the adventures of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. There is no stupid dialogue and no annoying characters (ye gods thank you no Jar-Jar!! we-saa real happy about that). What there is in this animated film is some serious action. In fact there is more action than you can shake a stick at, and let me tell you, I can shake a lot of stick at action! I had more fun watching this animated film than I did in watching episode one and two! The animation here is primarily 2D animation and that, in my opinion, was a better choice. Why try to recreate the world in 3D computer animation when you can just watch the movies for the best CGI out there. Now if episode three: Revenge of the Sith is half as much fun as these animated shorts, then fan-boys all over the world will be bowing once again at the altar of George Lucas. I have also heard that there will be a second volume of shorts and I, for one, am looking forward to the DVD release so I can spend another hour or so of my life on the edge of my seat!
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