Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
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Yes. Christopher Lee is back to perform Count Dooku's voice, Samuel L. Jackson is back to perform Mace Windu's voice, Anthony Daniels is back to perform C-3PO's voice, and Matthew Wood returns as General Grievous' voice. However, Matt Lanter is replacing Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, Tom Kane is replacing Frank Oz as Yoda's voice, reprising his role from the original Clone Wars cartoon, Catherine Taber is replacing Nataline Portman as Senator Padmé Amidala, and Dee Bradley Baker is replacing Temuera Morrison as every first-generation clone trooper. Lee and Jackson DO NOT reprise their respective roles in the follow-up television series. Edit (Coming Soon)
Hutts are hermaphroditic (both male and female) and reproduce asexually meaning they are able to reproduce without a mate, so Jabba could be both mother and father. Gender is usually based upon a Hutt's personality or preference. The Expanded Universe notes that many Hutts are regarded as female when they are with child, so perhaps for a while it was Miss Jabba! Edit (Coming Soon)
A Padawan is a somebody undergoing serious training to become a Jedi and is chosen from the ranks of the Younglings (very young children and underdeveloped aliens) training to become Jedi. After the events of Attack of the Clones; as summarily depicted in the original Clone Wars cartoon's 21st chapter, Anakin goes through the Jedi Trials and becomes a Jedi Knight, and therefore is no longer Obi-Wan Kenobi's apprentice. Since Anakin is now a Jedi Knight, he can take on a Padawan as a pupil. Typically, in the Star Wars universe, one of the requirements for becoming a Jedi Master is to successfully train a Padawan to the level of Jedi Knight. Afterward, the Jedi Master can take on another Padawan to train. Obi-Wan upon becoming a Jedi Master, for one reason or another, opts not to do this. In the case of Anakin in The Clone Wars movie (due to the Jedi forces being spread thin across the galaxy and the need to train Padawans quicker to be sent to reinforce the Jedi and the Grand Army of the Republic), a Padawan (or even mature Youngling) by the name of Ahsoka Tano is forced on him without his consent, by order of Jedi Master Yoda. At first, Anakin does not approve and is unhappy about the assignment of a Padawan learner; he feels she will slow him down in battle and neither sees himself as having time to teach nor feels he is prepared for the task. Edit (Coming Soon)
The movie (along with its television series counterpart) more or less clearly takes place between the events of the 21st and 22nd chapters of the original Clone Wars cartoon. The detailed explanation is as follows. Since the ending of the 2003 animated micro-series Clone Wars leads right into the opening scene of Revenge of the Sith, we know it does not take place after the series. The newer animated series The Clone Wars including the theatrical movie of the same name, as a whole, would seem to run concurrently with the first series—other episodic chronicles of the wars. (Note: The Clone Wars movie takes place between two episodes of the television series counterpart. Like most material outside of the live-action, Lucasfilm-made, ordinal Star Wars movies, though, there are perceived discontinuities across the productions. For example, in the 2003 series, Anakin had no Padawan (Ahsoka). However, after Anakin becomes a full-fledged Jedi Knight; in between Chapters 21 and 22 of the 2003 series, there is a considerable time gap, as Anakin's hair has grown (in Chapter 22) to its length in Revenge of the Sith. It would be within this gap, that The Clone Wars movie and its subsequent television series is set (the clue being that Anakin's hair is not as long as it is in Chapter 22, as it has only just started to grow out of the Padawan cut from Attack of the Clones). The situation is similar to that of the Clone Wars novels. In the 2003 series (Chapter 22, again), a summary montage of events were shown around Anakin's battles and then he showed up at Padmé's with his scar. In books, it was revealed that Asajj Ventress gave him the scar. For more information, see the FAQ for The Clone Wars TV series (2008–).
Note that with the decisions made by the Lucasfilm Story Group, this series remains canon (and upgraded at that to being on the same level as the ordinal Star Wars movies), while the older 2D-animated one does not. Edit (Coming Soon)
In the television series accompanying the movie; following intense debate among the Hutt Council, the renowned bounty hunter Cad Bane was hired to return him to the Council's custody; freeing him from Republic captivity following a bloody holdup of the Senate rotunda and transferring him to a prison cell on Nal Hutta. After concluding Ziro was too dangerous to the Council's operation to be left alive, Jabba the Hutt hired Sy Snootles, a singer and former lover of Ziro, to secure a datapad containing sensitive information regarding the Council. Though he was being trailed by Cad Bane as well as the Jedi knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Quinlan Vos, it would be Snootles who killed Ziro with two blaster shots to the chest. Edit (Coming Soon)