Criticism of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we relive the Tartakovsky series with its arrival on Disney Plus

Disney Plus finally includes the iconic Cartoon Network animated series from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Join us on our nostalgic journey with one of the most bizarre Star Wars series.

Disney Plus Spain has decided to add more classic content to its Star Wars plot, but if you are waiting for the first Star Wars Christmas Special, keep waiting. On the occasion of the final episode of the first season of Star Wars: The Bad Remittance comes a breath of nostalgia.

Within this “vintage” Star Wars pack, Disney Plus gives us the three seasons (or two volumes if you prefer) of Star Wars: Clone Wars.

Genndy Tartakovsky, Henry Gilroy and his own George Lucas are the architects of this bizarre series that aired between 2003 and 2005 in Cartoon Network and that served as the original bridge between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Today in Hobby Consolas, we bring you our review of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Prepare to see the Jedi unleashing their power to the beast.

THE APPETIZER OF EPISODE III

The concept of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is very simple: serve as a link between Episode II, released in 2002, and Episode 3, which would do the same in 2005. For this, three seasons were drawn (25 episodes in total) that were broadcast on Cartoon Network.

Genndy Tartakovsky, who has series like Dexter’s Laboratory, or Samurai Jack to his credit, he is the main person in charge of the series, although he had the invaluable collaboration of Henry Gilroy and the character design of George Lucas.

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In essence you could say that Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a primitive version of The Clone Wars, the animated series (and film) that Dave Filoni would bring to life years later. However, Star Wars: Clone Wars is much more focused on action, reminding us of some of the great animated series of the 90s, such as Batman O Gargoyles, to name a couple.

In addition, the series makes a very discreet, almost testimonial use of padding. The episodes vary between 3 and 7 minutes in the first two seasons (volume 1) and revolve around 15 minutes in the third (volume 2), so they don’t have time to scatter with extremely minor stories.

UNLIMITED POWER

It is precisely the focus on action what makes Star Wars: The Clone Wars one of the favorite series for many classic fans. Nevertheless, the way he represents the Jedi seems exaggerated.

Although on a visual level it is spectacular to see Jedi as Mace Window literally sweeping the battlefield of super battle droids like paper, this is an “overpowered” view of any Force-sensitive user.

The same case can be applied to … well, any Jedi, except on rare occasions, due to the clear demands of the script. We repeat, although it is a very enjoyable series, it is impossible not to wonder where that power was in Revenge of the Sith, where many Jedi seem made of glass.

The germ of The Clone Wars was born from the success of the scenes of the clones in combat, especially the ARC commands, which also fed the Star Wars: Republic Commando video game for its spectacular staging.

A LEGEND OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL CANON

Taking into account that we are reviewing this 2003 series in 2021, it is important that, today, we take into account some factors that did not exist 18 years ago: Disney and its decision to decanonize practically everything in 2014.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars was a series that, in the original canon, was cataloged as “canon C”, which was the category of the canon granted to the content of “continuity” that complemented the films.

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Following Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, the series was banished from the official canon and went on to become Legends, leaving only The Clone Wars and its film as the only television content (in 2014) that were part of the canon under the umbrella of the House of the Mouse.

This implies that, although we can enjoy their battles, their combats and their few dialogues, Star Wars: Clone Wars no longer contributes anything to continuity between Episodes II and III.

Quite a shame for a series where we saw magical moments, from the rise of Anakin Skywalker at the first meeting between Count Dooku and Asajj Ventress.

Nostalgia is served. Fans have long been clamoring for these “vintage” Star Wars content, and Disney Plus has finally pleased them. Enjoy Star Wars: The Clone Wars, because without a doubt It is one of the most impressive and bizarre historical pieces of the saga.

Assessment

A prodigious animated series that is very easy to watch and shows us a different approach to the Clone Wars from a more action-oriented point of view. It’s a shame Disney removed it from the official canon.

The best

Its frenetic pace, its cartoon touch and its way of paying homage to Star Wars without having to immerse yourself in complicated plots.

Worst

The power of the Jedi does not correspond to what is shown in the films that the series links. It no longer belongs to the official Star Wars canon.