Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning animated series STAR WARS: CLONE WARS is now available for purchase and download on iTunes® Music Store (www.itunes.com).
Beginning today (May 25, 2006), the 20 chapters of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 1 are available on iTunes, with the action-packed STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 2 following later in June. Each chapter, or episode, costs $1.99 while the full season of Volume 1 is available for $10.99 and can be viewed, after download, on a computer or on an iPod.
The original animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd. and renowned director Genndy Tartakovsky (SAMURAI JACK, DEXTER'S LABORATORY) follows the 2D exploits of heroic Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu and a legion of Jedi Knights as they fight against the forces of the Dark Side. CLONE WARS Volume 1 picks up where ATTACK OF THE CLONES left off, while Volume 2 leads directly into REVENGE OF THE SITH.
The series originally aired on Cartoon Network and became the No. 1-rated show on basic cable among boys 9-17 and teens 12-17. More than 23 million people watched at least one episode of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS during its Cartoon Network run.
In 2004 and 2005, Clone Wars was honored with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More).
"As animated shorts, CLONE WARS is the perfect content to watch on an iPod," said Tom Warner, senior director of marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. "iTunes is a convenient new way to explore these rich, exciting stories that expand the Star Wars universe."
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