How to watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie

Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, his lightsaber at the ready, prepares for battle in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker, his lightsaber at the ready, prepares for battle in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.

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Working your way through the full Star Wars chronology? Planning a marathon of the movies and shows? After Attack of the Clones, it’s time to check out Star Wars: The Clone Wars—the 2008 feature-length animated film. New streaming service Disney+ lets you watch it from the comfort of your living room or on your favorite mobile device.

Where to stream The Clone Wars online

Diminutive but mighty Jedi master Yoda considers a difficult proposition in a scene from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
Diminutive but mighty Jedi master Yoda considers a difficult proposition in a scene from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.

You’re now able to stream The Clone Wars on Disney+ wherever you’re connected to the internet. Disney’s new direct-to-consumer streaming service is now available in the U.S. and Canada and will eventually be rolling out worldwide.

Disney+ is supported on desktop browsers, “a wide range” of mobile devices, smart TVs, and video-game consoles. The subscription-based platform will serve as the new home for Walt Disney Studios films as well as original, exclusive Disney+ content like Lucasfilm’s new Star Wars series, The Mandalorian, and a full slate of live-action Marvel shows.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

What is The Clone Wars about?

Asajj Ventress, disciple of the dark side and sworn enemy of the Jedi, prepares to fight in a thrilling moment from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.
Asajj Ventress, disciple of the dark side and sworn enemy of the Jedi, prepares to fight in a thrilling moment from STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS.

In 2005, George Lucas insisted time and time again that Star Wars was over. Anakin Skywalker’s story had been told; two trilogies over three decades would have to do. But ILM and Lucasfilm weren’t going anywhere, he had some interesting ideas about this thing called television, and so why not make a movie-length pilot episode of sorts to sell people on this new era of Star Wars, with its endless surprises?

Enter The Clone Wars, a divisive little experiment that baffled many older audiences—while quietly ushering in a whole new generation of fans, for whom Anakin’s young apprentice, Ahsoka Tano, was the center of their Star Wars experience. This is Star Wars in all its wacky, technicolor glory, with Lucas enlisting director Dave Filoni and a crew of cutting-edge animators to redefine the conflict seen in the live-action prequels for a new audience.

When the animated feature hit theaters in 2008, however, many struggled to find the appeal. “Though I’m hardly the biggest Stars Wars fan, I have generally enjoyed the franchise. But this CG animated feature feels wooden. Maybe we’ve gotten so used to seeing the live-action versions that the animated tale feels like a pale replica. But it’s not just the format that is the problem,” USA Today’s Claudia Puig wrote in 2008. “The story lacks narrative tension. The dialogue is stilted and overblown, a problem also in some of the live-action incarnations. That, combined with visuals that consistently lack punch, leaves little to engage us.”

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The film employs the voice-over talents of Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Anthony Daniels, Ian Abercrombie, Catherine Taber, and Corey Burton. It also features Samuel L. Jackson reprising the role of Mace Windu and Christopher Lee in his final performance as the villainous Count Dooku.

How to sign up for Disney+

To start watching The Clone Wars, you can subscribe to Disney+ today for $6.99 a month or $69.99 per year. Or you can get the service as part of a special value bundle with ESPN+ and Hulu for $12.99 a month in total.

Disney+ is available to watch through the following devices:

  • Roku streaming devices

  • TVs with built-in Roku

  • Apple TV iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models

  • Android phones

  • Android TV devices

  • Google Chromecast

  • Xbox One

  • PlayStation 4

  • Sony TVs with built-in Android

  • See our recommendations for the best streaming devices

If you’re hoping to stream on another device in the future, you can sign up for email updates at DisneyPlus.com to stay in the know.

In addition to its all-new programming, Disney+ offers on-demand access to classic titles like A Goofy Movie, Fantasia, High School Musical, Lilo & Stitch, The Sword in the Stone, Toy Story, Tron, Up, and Wall-E. The extensive library also includes such beloved TV series as Boy Meets World, DuckTales, Kim Possible, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, That’s So Raven, and 30 seasons of The Simpsons.

By the end of its first year, Disney expects to bring over “7,500 episodes of television and 500 movies” to the service—including Aladdin (2019), Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Dumbo (2019), Frozen 2, The Lion King (2019), Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Toy Story 4, and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Get Disney+ starting at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year

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