List of Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003 TV series) episodes

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This article is about the 2003 series. For the 2008 series, see List of Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes.

The following is a listing of episodes of the 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and produced by Cartoon Network Studios with Lucasfilm. It has been dubbed a "micro-series" by its creators as the individual episodes were very brief, with the first 2 seasons consisting of 3-minute episodes, and the final third season's episodes lasting 12 minutes each.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates) DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2
1 10 November 7, 2003 November 20, 2003 March 22, 2005 May 9, 2005
2 10 March 26, 2004 April 8, 2004
3 5 March 21, 2005 March 25, 2005 December 6, 2005 December 5, 2005

Season 1: 2003[edit]

Season 1 consisted of 10 episodes, lasting 3 minutes each. These episodes were released on DVD together with those from the second season as Volume One.

episode #
episode #
Episode title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date Prod. code
1 1 "Chapter 1" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 7, 2003 (2003-11-07) 101
Three months after the battle of Geonosis, the Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. Obi-Wan Kenobi is given the task of leading the assault on Muunilinst while Anakin Skywalker gets command over the space forces. Anakin bids farewell to his secret wife, Senator Padmé Amidala.
2 2 "Chapter 2" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 10, 2003 (2003-11-10) 103
Obi-Wan's ARC troopers are shot down over the capital of Muunilist as the assault on the Intergalactic Banking Clan's planet begins.
3 3 "Chapter 3" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 11, 2003 (2003-11-11) 102
Pinned down by droid enemy fire, the ARC troopers must make use of their specialist training to reach their target.
4 4 "Chapter 4" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) 107
On Mon Calamari, Kit Fisto and his Scuba Troopers defends the Calamari council against Manta Droid sub fighters army of the Quarren Isolation league. Mon Calamari Knights riding giant Keelkanas provide the Republic forces with back up.
5 5 "Chapter 5" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 13, 2003 (2003-11-13) 104
With the battle of Muunilinst raging in space as well as on land, San Hill orders Durge and his IG-lancer droids to defend the city.
6 6 "Chapter 6" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 14, 2003 (2003-11-14) 105
Count Dooku arrives on Rattatak to witness the gladiator fights at the "Cauldron". A force sensitive woman beats every opponent in the Arena and claims to be a Sith.
7 7 "Chapter 7" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 17, 2003 (2003-11-17) 108
Dooku submits Asajj Ventress to a test with a lightsaber before sending her on her way to find and eliminate Anakin Skywalker.
8 8 "Chapter 8" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18) 106
General Kenobi and his troopers mount up on speeder bikes to take on Durge and the droid forces from the Intergalactic Banking Clan.
9 9 "Chapter 9" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19) 110
General Kenobi and the ARC Troopers capture the Banking Clan's headquarters but Durge remains in pursuit, displaying almost unstoppable regenerative powers.
10 10 "Chapter 10" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas November 20, 2003 (2003-11-20) 111
Anakin proves himself to be the best star fighter in the galaxy battling Geonosian fighters above Muunilinst.

Season 2: 2004[edit]

Season 2 consisted of 10 episodes, lasting 3 minutes each. These episodes were released on DVD together with those from the first season as Volume One.

episode #
episode #
Episode title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date Prod. code
11 1 "Chapter 11" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 26, 2004 (2004-03-26) 201a
Anakin chases a mysterious rogue pilot (Asajj Ventress) piloting a Geonosian fanblade starfighter and against his masters orders, pursues her into hyperspace.
12 2 "Chapter 12" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 29, 2004 (2004-03-29) 201b
Young Paxi Sylo looks on as Mace Windu battles Separatist droids backed up by enormous seismic tanks on Dantooine.
13 3 "Chapter 13" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 30, 2004 (2004-03-30) 203
Having lost his lightsaber, Master Windu must take on a battalion of Super Battle Droids hand to hand.
14 4 "Chapter 14" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 31, 2004 (2004-03-31) 204
The sacred Jedi temple on Ilum is attacked by Chameleon droids just as Luminara Unduli's padawan, Barriss Offee is completing her training.
15 5 "Chapter 15" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 1, 2004 (2004-04-01) 202
Master Yoda, traveling aboard Senator Amidala's ship, persuades Captain Typho to take a detour to Ilum in order to mount a rescue operation.
16 6 "Chapter 16" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 2, 2004 (2004-04-02) 205
Padmé, worrying about Master Yoda, is attacked by Chameleon Droids. Luckily she has C3PO to use as a shooting target.
17 7 "Chapter 17" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 5, 2004 (2004-04-05) 208
Anakin has followed Asaij Ventress to Yavin IV. Although a clone squadron has been sent after them by Obi-Wan in a Republic carrier, they prove to be no match for the Sith hopeful.
18 8 "Chapter 18" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 6, 2004 (2004-04-06) 206
Ventress leads Anakin through the jungles of Yavin VI towards the ancient Massassi temples once inhabited by Exar Kun.
19 9 "Chapter 19" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 7, 2004 (2004-04-07) 207
Driven to the edge by Asajj Ventress, Anakin almost gives in to the dark side in a final bid to defeat her.
20 10 "Chapter 20" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas April 8, 2004 (2004-04-08) 209
The Republic has won the battle of Muunilist, but news arrives of a new droid general hunting down Jedi on the planet Hypori. There, a group of Jedi consisting of Ki-Adi Mundi, Shaak Ti, Aayla Secura, K'Kruhk, Tarr Seirr and Sha'A Gi are driven into a corner by the formidable General Grievous.

Season 3: 2005[edit]

Season 3 consisted of 5 episodes, lasting 12 minutes each. These episodes were released on DVD as Volume Two.

episode #
episode #
Episode title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date Prod. code
21 1 "Chapter 21" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 21, 2005 (2005-03-21) 301
Captain Fordo and his ARC troopers rescue Ki Adi Mundi, Aayla Secura and Shaak Ti from Grievous. The Jedi council grants Anakin Skywalker the title of Jedi Knight, after which Senator Amidala allows him the use of R2D2 as co-pilot for his Jedi Interceptor starship.
22 2 "Chapter 22" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 22, 2005 (2005-03-22) 303
Leading the third army of the Republic, General Kenobi and Commander Skywalker blow up a shield generator on Bomis Korri IV. Meanwhile, Separatist forces move in on Outer Rim planets such as Kashyyk, Orto and Bal'demnic. As Darth Sidious launches his final operation, Obi-Wan and Anakin are sent to Nelvaan, where young Skywalker disrupts a young native's right of passage by defeating a giant Horax.
23 3 "Chapter 23" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 23, 2005 (2005-03-23) 302
Coruscant is attacked by Separatists forces. Mace Windu takes to the air while Yoda rides his Kybuck to defend the city. Meanwhile, Saesee Tinn leads his troops into battle just above the planet's atmosphere. On Nelvaan, Obi-Wan volunteers Anakin to take the trial of fire.
24 4 "Chapter 24" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 24, 2005 (2005-03-24) 304
Jedi Shaak Ti, Roron Corobb and Foul Moudama fight to keep Supreme Chancellor Palpatine out of General Grievous' mechanical claws. Anakin finds a hidden laboratory where the Techno Union is conducting mutation experiments on Nelvaan warriors.
25 5 "Chapter 25" Genndy Tartakovsky George Lucas March 25, 2005 (2005-03-25) 305
Shaak Ti takes a desperate stand against Grievous' Magnaguards. Anakin, surrounded by mutated Nelvaan Warriors, must destroy the geothermal crystal powering the siphon generator. Mace Windu hurries to face General Grievous, who abducts Palpatine. When Anakin and Obi-Wan learn of this, they set out on a dangerous rescue mission, leading into...

DVD releases[edit]

Title Release date Episodes
Region 1 Region 2
Volume One March 22, 2005 May 9, 2005 1–20

This release contains all 20 of the show's 3-minute episodes, edited together into one continuous feature with English subtitles and an optional commentary track. Extras include art galleries, behind the scenes information, and the featurette "Bridging the Saga: From Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith", the Revenge of the Sith teaser trailer: with interviews of George Lucas, Genndy Tartakovsky, and the Clone Wars production crew. The disc also features a glimpse of Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume Two, an Episode III game trailer, and a playable level of the Xbox game Star Wars: Republic Commando.

Volume Two December 6, 2005 December 5, 2005 21–25

This release contains all 5 of the show's 12-minute episodes, edited together into one continuous feature with English subtitles and an optional commentary track. Extras include a Revenge of the Sith movie trailer, art galleries, trailers for the Star Wars games Battlefront II and Empire at War, an Xbox demo with two levels from Battlefront II, and the LEGO short film Revenge of the Brick. Also included was the featurette "Connecting the Dots", which highlighted the creative process that Genndy Tartakovsky and his team used to link Clone Wars to Revenge of the Sith.