Star Wars The Clone Wars was an innovative 3D animation TV Show that aired on Cartoon Network. The show was cancelled in 2013 after 5 successful and hugely emotional seasons. The Clone Wars brought movie quality Star Wars to the small screen and brought us revolutionary stories with characters that will forever live in our hearts as Star Wars fans. The animation, colors, art, lighting, music and movements of the characters won the show 2 Emmys (2013 & 2014). The Clone Wars was directly worked on by George Lucas while the leader on the show was Dave Filoni. Filoni brought something to Star Wars that upholds the Star Wars legacy and enriched the saga. In early 2014 it was announced that a deal had been struck with Netflix that would bring the entire series of The Clone Wars to Netflix. Along with this would be a 13 episode sixth season that would be titled The Lost Missions. Fans of the show were over the moon with excitement and the episodes took us to some amazing places.
The Blu-Ray announcement was even more exciting for fans like me because this allows us to complete our collections. The Blu-Ray will be available to everyone on November 11th, 2014. The 2 Disc Blu-Ray is being listed on Amazon for a pre-order list price of $45.99 but on sale for $34.99. This price is in line with the other Blu-Ray seasons and has the same packaging as the seasons before it back to Season 3.
The episodes from The Lost Missions looked stunning on Netflix but on this Blu-Ray they gave me chills. I love the animation and the art of The Clone Wars, the animation is simply gorgeous there is no way around that. The integrity of The Clone Wars was definitely maintained. An interesting aspect of this Blu-Ray is that it is the first Star Wars Blu-Ray to come since the Disney acquisition and inside the case are Disney Movie Rewards and Disney Movie Club advertisements. I am not sure why I found this entertaining but I did and I love that the two worlds have come together as one.
The best part of this Blu-Ray is of course the Bonus Content. At the beginning of October 2014 we got some bonus episodes and art about the last 4 unfinished episodes of The Clone Wars on Star Wars.com. Part of the Bonus content are these unfinished episodes and it is very interesting to see these episodes but not getting the full feeling of The Clone Wars. It is nice getting to experience the stories on my TV though vs. my computer monitor. I do wish these episodes could have been finished I think they would have been a great ending to the show. The other piece of Bonus content that I had never seen before is a 16 minute behind the scenes documentary that really helped us see the love and care that was put into the show. Dave Filoni at the end talks about the sadness they felt when they had to end the show but also how The Clone Wars allowed Star Wars Rebels (the new CG animated Star Wars show on Disney XD) to exist. I love that the documentary brought the show full circle and I can not wait for the fans of the show to see the documentary.
For true Star Wars and Star Wars The Clone Wars fans this Blu-Ray is worth the money. I am glad that we are getting this closure to the show and maybe someday we will get the soundtrack, but until then this is goodbye to The Clone Wars and thank you for 6 amazing seasons.
May The Force Be With You, Always