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STAR WARS: CLONE WARS
Each instalment of the new Star Wars: Clone Wars mini-series is 12 minutes long and continues the saga where the last Star Wars feature film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, left off and leads viewers straight into the long-awaited Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith.
The new Clone Wars mini-series picks up amidst the Clone Wars - an epic civil war that pits the old Republic against a vast Separatist movement led by the forces of evil. The series also includes an expanded role for a brand-new villain, General Grievous, military leader of all the Separatist armies, who will play a pivotal role in Star Wars: Episode III.
Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory), produced the first highly rated, critically acclaimed micro-series and serves as director, co-screenwriter and executive producer of the new Star Wars: Clone Wars animated mini-series.
Background to Star Wars: Clone Wars
Star Wars: Clone Wars features characters such as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Mace Windu and Anakin Skywalker in the ongoing battle of the Army of the Republic against a vast uprising spearheaded by the Separatists and their massive droid armies.
Star Wars: Clone Wars is the first animated property starring the central characters of the Star Wars saga. In the first 10 chapters, Obi-Wan Kenobi, serving as a general in the Army of the Republic, led a team of elite clone troopers in a battle on the planet of Muunilinst. There, he encountered a tenacious bounty hunter named Durge and San Hill, a leader of the Separatist movement. Jedi Kit Fisto led an aquatic assault on the Clone Army on the water planet of Mon Calamari. And Count Dooku recruited Dark Jedi Asajj Ventress for a special mission - to assassinate Anakin Skywalker.
In chapters 11 to 20, the action continued as Anakin pursued Ventress to Yavin 4 after a fierce dogfight, and eventually confronted her in a fearsome lightsaber battle. Meanwhile, Mace Windu led his troops against an enormous seismic tank in a skirmish on the plains of Dantooine, and Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee fought to protect the sacred Jedi caverns on the planet Ilum. In the end, the Jedi confronted their greatest threat on the planet Hypori: General Grievous.