UPDATE: You can now see all 5 episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume II online HERE.

Thanks so much to Coming Soon for the heads-up that Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume II starts tonight. I wouldn’t have had a clue it was going to be on if not for catching that bit of news eariler today.

For those very few of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Clone Wars is a series of short (5 minute long) animated clips in serial form which take place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The man behind these is Gendy Tartakovsky, whose previous works include Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory. For more info and a summary of what happened during Volume I visit Cartoon Network or better yet pick up a copy of Volume I on DVD.

This volume will consist of 12 minute long episodes instead of the 5 minute format of Volume I. If you haven’t seen these, I highly recommend that you do because so far this series has been everything that the past two films have not been… namely: Excellent.

We actually get to see Jedi fighting the Clone War. What a concept, eh? There are the requisite space battle scenes, aliens and their worlds, but there’s a great story here and much more depth to Anakin Skywalker than in the last two flicks, as well as some really kick-butt large scale and one-on-one battles.

It’s a great bridge between “Clones” and “Sith” and it will also serve to give Star Wars junkies a “fix” between now and May. I wouldn’t miss ’em.

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