Clone Wars Gets DVD Date

Star Wars: Clone Wars, arguably the best thing to come out of George Lucas’ space opera franchise in decades, is making its way to home video on March 22. The Emmy Award-winning and critically acclaimed micro-series aired throughout the year on Cartoon Network in the form of three-minute-long interstitials designed to get fans psyched for the upcoming live-action feature, Star Wars: Episode III–Revenge of the Sith.

Directed by Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky with art direction by Paul Rudish, Clone Wars chronicles some of the epic battles that occur between Episodes II and III of the film saga. The cartoon even introduced General Grievous, a new villain who will figure prominently in the next movie.

All 19 three-minute chapters and the five-minute-long Chapter 20 are assembled together in this release, which comes out one day before Cartoon Network premieres the all-new Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2.

Copies of Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 can be pre-ordered at StarWarsShop.com.