Clone Wars Debuts on iTunes

Lucasfilm Ltd. today announced that the first volume of Cartoon Network’s Emmy-winning animated series, Star Wars: Clone Wars, is available for download in the iTunes Music Store at Fans can purchase all 20 chapters of the action-packed show for $1.99 apiece, or get the full Volume 1 season for $10.99.

Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 picks up where the feature film Star Wars: Episode II’Attack of the Clones left off, depicting some of the epic battles that occur between that film and Episode III. The series of cartoon shorts was recognized with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (one hour or more) in both 2004 and 2005.

Produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Lucasfilm Ltd, Clone Wars is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory) with art direction by Paul Rudish. Tartakovsky has since left the Cartoon Network stable to focus on 3D features as president of creative at San Francisco-based Orphanage Animation Studio. The company is working with the Jim Henson Co. to produce CG elements for the sequel Power of the Dark Crystal, which Tartakovsky is directing.

Each episode in the first volume of Clone Wars adventures runs one to five minutes long. Once downloaded from the iTunes Store, the installments can be viewed on a computer or on a Video iPod or similar handheld entertainment device.