Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 (2008 - 2009)


Season 1
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Critics Consensus

With an agreeably entertaining first season, Star Wars: The Clone Wars opens a fun, kid-friendly chapter of the franchise's sprawling mythology.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 535
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Air date: Oct 3, 2008
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Series 1 opens while the King of the planetary system Toydaria and Yoda are negotiating a new treaty, Asajj Ventress and the Separatist Droid Army attack.

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Critic Reviews for Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

At a generous estimate, the eternal light-sabre battles fall victim to the law of diminishing returns, even for children, after 40 minutes - which leaves nearly an hour of boredom.

Oct 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The prequels might have been worth it, if it meant we also got this.

Jul 5, 2018 | Full Review…

The new series aspires to the level of a virtual-reality game. That's both the source of its great visual charm and the key to its emptiness, which is too dull to get worked up about.

Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Moreover, The Clone Wars did more to set the stage for Anakin's inevitable turn to the Dark Side than any moment in the films.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

The animation has improved [and] is more emotionally resonant. The CG is actually really good for a television show... and they introduced quite a bit of really interesting expanded universe storylines that you can actually get really invested in.

May 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Clone Wars will certainly polarise Star Wars fans, but if you can lose the baggage it offers fairly solid entertainment.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Featuring familiar, and not so familiar characters from the Star Wars series, we're presented with an occasionally meaty series for a 'children's show,' let alone an animated one.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

There's more attention to character development; Jabba the Hutt's flamboyant uncle isn't anywhere to be found.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

If you judge this series by the standards of the original trilogy--i.e., if you expect it to be good--then yes, it's as disappointing as the summer movie it follows.

Apr 26, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The heroes are as brave as ever, in their mythological ways, and the villains are as ruthless as they come.

Apr 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1

  • Aug 24, 2019
    A good start in the Clone Wars
  • Aug 01, 2019
    It's a great start to one of the best animated serieses of all time
  • Jan 27, 2019
    It's made so many childhoods and that is why it is good. I love the Clone Wars and the writers deeply explore the untold battles, stories, and emotion of the mid-Star Wars franchise.
  • Jan 15, 2019
    The best animated TV series ever
  • Jan 05, 2019
    Big Man says this is the best series ever! 5/5
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Episodic high adventure as the entire franchise was intended to be.
  • Dec 10, 2018
    A rocky start to the prequel to episode 3
  • Dec 02, 2018
    Not bad, just way too long
  • Oct 25, 2018
    As usual I love the concept and setting of Star Wars but there are always some annoying characters.
  • Oct 24, 2018

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