Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars sequence is likely one of the franchise’s most underrated entries, so why is it now not thought of canon? Star Wars creator George Lucas at all times had a grander model for the saga than the sensible results used within the unique trilogy might enable, so he waited till expertise had caught up earlier than embarking on a prequel trilogy. It was solely after seeing the CGI results in Jurassic Park did Lucas really feel assured to develop the flicks.

The prequel saga launched with Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace in 1999, and the trilogy stays controversial to this present day. A number of followers felt the emphasis on CGI and actors performing towards inexperienced display robbed the sequence of its humanity, which wasn’t helped by the customarily stilted dialogue. For the technology of followers who grew up watching the prequel trilogy, nevertheless, they nonetheless maintain a particular place and the flicks have been reassessed extra positively in recent times.

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones was the second chapter, following younger Anakin Skywalker falling in love with Padmé Amidala, however an rising risk results in the start of the notorious Clone Wars. Assault Of The Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith do not dedicate an enormous quantity of display time to the three-year battle, so to fill within the gaps for followers, a 2D animated present dubbed Star Wars: Clone Wars was created.

Shaa Gi from Star Wars Clone Wars

Star Wars: Clone Wars was created by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack) who introduced his expertise for storytelling and motion sequences to the present. Clone Wars was a micro-series, with episodes within the first two seasons working about three minutes lengthy, whereas the third and remaining season featured episodes that ran over ten minutes. The shorts slot collectively properly as a two-hour film, and follows Anakin and Obi-Wan main the struggle towards the Separatist Confederacy of Unbiased Methods and the Sith.

The Star Wars: Clone Wars present ran between Episode’s II & III, and along with protecting respectable continuity with the flicks, it launched Revenge Of The Sith villain Common Grievous. That stated, it additionally depicted the Jedi as being ridiculously overpowered in comparison with the movies, which is one aspect followers at all times questioned. The recognition of the shorts led to Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a 3D animated present that additionally coated the years between Assault Of The Clones and Revenge Of The Sith.

Genndy Tartakovsky wasn’t concerned with this challenge, which grew to become a beloved sequence in its personal proper, and after an extended hiatus will return for season 7 on streaming service Disney+. Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars sequence was later relegated – alongside the remainder of the Expanded Universe – to the non-canon Star Wars Legends banner in 2014. This covers something within the saga that is not the essential Star Wars motion pictures or sure spinoffs just like the 3D Star Wars: The Clone Wars present, that are thought of the “immovable” objects of the franchise.

This alteration was essential to permit the brand new sequence of films to maneuver ahead with out being beholden to the previous Expanded Universe materials. This additionally means Genndy Tartakovsky’s Star Wars: Clone Wars present is now a Legends story. It is a sequence that does not appear to get talked about a lot anymore, however for followers who have not skilled Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars, it’s extremely a lot price looking for out.

Key Launch Dates
  • Star Wars 9 / Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) launch date: Dec 20, 2019