The Clone Wars

Theatrical Release: August 15, 2008
DVD Release: November 11, 2008
The Clone Wars


On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join such favorite characters as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains – led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous – are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the “Star Wars” universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations that fill “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”

Dove Review

Lightsabers sparkle once again and battle droids and clone troopers duel in this animated “Star Wars” film. The story takes place between episodes two and three of the last two “Star Wars” films, “Attack of the Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith”, which both received the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve plus. Anakin Skywalker is now a fully trained Jedi knight, and has not yet turned into the famous villain Darth Vader. He is given a padawan learner by Yoda, and he initially doesn’t take to the job. However, his padawan begins to win him over with her “can do” attitude and she winds up helping the Republic in a big way. Anakin is sent to rescue the son of Jabba the Hutt, and the Separatists, led by the vile Count Dooku, make it their goal to trick Jabba into believing the Jedi are actually behind the hutt-napping of his son. The Jedi are determined to show Jabba that they are actually attempting to rescue Jabba’s son. With lightsaber battles, explosions, chases in space, and unending action, we heartily award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages twelve and up, due to some intense action sequences and the use of one strong word.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: D-1
Violence: Several battle scenes with explosions and several lightsaber fights; a character is decapitated but it is not graphic--the viewer sees the helmet for a moment with no blood; there are a few deaths of the clone troopers and the destruction of the evil battle droids.
Drugs: A character, a hutt, smokes a pipe.
Nudity: None
Other: Belching; a character practices deceit.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Henry Gilroy and George Lucas
Director: Dave Filoni
Producer: George Lucas
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter