The Emmy Award-winning STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 1 comes to DVD on March 22, 2005, from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Cartoon Network 2D series produced & directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (SAMURAI JACK, DEXTERS LABORATORY) follows the 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 during the calamitous Clone Wars of Star Wars legend.
STAR WARS: CLONE WARS Volume 1 DVD comprises the 19 3-minute and one 5-minute chapters that aired on Cartoon Network in fall 2003 and spring 2004. It retails for $19.98 (SRP) &$25.98 (Canada SRP). STAR WARS: CLONE WARS picks up where Attack of the Clones left off, following Jedi heroes through events that lead into the upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH, which opens in theaters around the world on May 19.
As soon as it premiered, CLONE WARS was embraced as a fresh and fun extension of the Star Wars Saga, said Jim Ward, vp of marketing and distribution for Lucasfilm Ltd. With the DVD release, kids will be able to relive the adventures over and over while Star Wars fans will have the chance to explore this incredibly rich animated series in detail.
When it debuted in November 2003, STAR WARS: CLONE WARS generated triple-digit delivery and ratings increases across all kid and teen demos. More than 23 million people watched at least one episode of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.