Why is Clone Wars Out of Order?

George Lucas created Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a computer-animated television series. The series premiered on Cartoon Network on October 3, 2008, two months after a theatrical feature movie came on August 15, 2008. As a relaunch of the former 2D series Star Wars: Clone Wars from 2003 to 2005, every episode lasted around 22 minutes to fit a half-hour time slot, as opposed to the previous series’ 3–15 minute episodes. The seventh as well as the final season, however, defied precedent because it was published only on Disney+, since it no longer required time slots, leading in episodes ranging from 24-26 minutes in length.

The project was envisioned as a science fiction series at first. The major protagonists, Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-wan, were not supposed to be the protagonists of the series. They were only the central characters in the first several episodes. Following that, the series was meant to be right to concentrate on any characters they chose, during whatever period of such Clone Wars they desired. So, even if they had earlier been presenting stories set closer toward the conclusion of the conflict, if they chose they wanted to examine the beginnings of the conflict, they could do so. However, for whatever reason, they ended up concentrating on Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi-wan and narrating their tale in a chronological order.

Is Star Wars: The Clone Wars out of order?

Because Star Wars: The Clone Wars broadcast out of order, the episodes on Disney+ are similarly out of order — but thankfully, Star Wars has offered the correct method to watch the program. When George Lucas as well as Dave Filoni created Star Wars: The Clone Wars, its makers fashioned it as a monthly graphic novel, with sets of episodes tying together to form one narrative arc, many story cycles composing each season, and even “fluff” episodes on occasion.

Rather than sticking with one protagonist throughout the Clone Wars, Lucas opted to create stories out of order, to bounce across the chronology with impunity, and to explore numerous characters. There are arcs dedicated to certain clone soldiers, Mandalorians, Jedi Knights, and even Darth Maul’s resurrection. Then there’s The Clone Wars: The Bad Batch, that grew out of a pilot narrative inside the original program and premiered in 2021, with at least another one season planned.

Should I watch Clone Wars in chronological order?

By watching this show in order, one gets a full image of what Obi-Wan, Anakin, and his other Jedi and Clone comrades went through in the years leading up to Revenge of the Sith, rendering the Clone Wars’ eventual end all the more heartbreaking. This viewing sequence is also ideal for those who want to go right onto Star Wars Rebels, which picks up where the original series left off with characters like Captain Rex as well as Ahsoka Tano.

Even though certain arcs aren’t necessary, seeing The Clone Wars by chronological sequence is a requirement. Thankfully, the original Star Wars site has put up a watchlist that includes Disney+ access to each episode. It may be inconvenient to use an episode guide in order to properly enjoy this series, but it is far less perplexing and ultimately more enjoyable. Take note though that this decision is entirely up to the viewer since some fans prefer to watch it the way it is. 

Why does Clone Wars Season 7 look different?

Between the third and fourth seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, its animation style is noticeably different. With the passage of time, animated TV series’ appearances change; were it not for the goal of sprucing up the show, then and for the sake of network’s general visual appeal. Even in the Star Wars world, where The Clone Wars had a facelift after season 3, this stays true. While the justification for the adjustment may appear to be pretty generic, there is more to this instance than meets the eye.

In retrospect, it’s simple to see why The Clone Wars’ first few seasons were so ragged around the edges. The animation looks blocky, everything seemed stiff, the world seemed a little empty and the music was clunky.

How do I watch Clone Wars Chronologically?

Amidst this weak, almost fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants narrative methodology – which contrasts sharply with all successive Star Wars TV pursuits – a chronological watching order improves Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ continuity and, thus, narrative price to pay. To view the episodes in the proper chronological order, check out the list of episodes here.