|Picking up where Episode II left off, the saga of the Clone Wars continues through animated shorts from the Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm Ltd. Star Wars: Clone Wars was a series of 20 animated shorts that will aired on the Cartoon Network in 2003-2004 between other programming.
Helming this new series is Genndy Tartakovsky, the acclaimed creator of "Samurai Jack" and "Dexter's Laboratory." The episodic shorts were two- to three-minutes in length and will aired exclusively on Cartoon Network at regularly scheduled times.
The epic Clone Wars dominated the final years of the Galactic Republic, as Jedi-led clone troopers battled against the evil forces of the Separatists.
As Clone Wars unfolds, the valiant Jedi Knights lead the Republic’s Clone Army against both familiar and new adversaries across the galaxy. These new characters, epic battles and intricate stories will add an exciting new dimension to 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.