It was ten years ago today that the animated cartoon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, premiered on the Cartoon Network. The series followed on the heels of an animated film by the same name that had been released in August, 2008. Spanning six seasons, the TV series was set during the prequel films, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and conveyed events that took place in the Star Wars universe during a three-year period of time that was not portrayed in the films. The show has the distinction of becoming the most watched series premiere in the history of Cartoon Network and was nominated (and won) several awards; however, news of cancellation was not well received by fans of the series, and the last episode became available on Netflix on March 7, 2014. Fortunately, at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans rejoiced when Lucasfilm announced that the series would return with 12 episodes which will be released on Disney’s streaming channel in 2019.
Star Wars is a beloved franchise here at Fanbase Press, and to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the TV series’ premiere, Fanbase Press President and co-founder Bryant Dillon writes about the 7 ways that the series improved upon the Star Wars prequels. And tomorrow, Geeky Parent Guide creator Travis Lakata will discuss whether season two is as kid-friendly as season one.
In addition, here are a few links to some of our best Clone Wars content over the years:
Fanbase Feature: An Interview with Voice-Over Actor James Arnold Taylor of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’
If you haven’t yet watched Star Wars: The Clone Wars the TV series and the animated film by the same title, then open up Netflix and do a quick search. You’ll find both are available, as well as recent films Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi.