updated 04:05 pm EDT, Thu May 25, 2006
Star Wars on iTunes
Lucasfilm today anounced that its epic adventure of the Star Wars galaxy is now available at the iTunes Music Store. The Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars has released 20 chapters of the first volume, while Volume 2 is due later in June. Each chapter, or episode, will be available for $1.99 with the full season of Volume 1 available for $10.99; it can be viewed, after download, on a computer or on an iPod. "As animated shorts, Clone Wars is the perfect content to watch on an iPod," said Tom Warner, Senior Director of Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd. "iTunes is a convenient new way to explore these rich, exciting stories that expand the Star Wars universe."
The original animated series produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Lucasfilm Ltd. and renowned director Genndy Tartakovsky follows the exploits of heroic Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu and a legion of Jedi Knights as they fight against the forces of the Dark Side. In 2004 and 2005, Clone Wars was honored with Emmy Awards for Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More).
The series originally aired on Cartoon Network and became the No. 1-rated show on basic cable among boys 9 to 17 years old and 12- to 17-year-old teens. More than 23 million people watched at least one episode of Star Wars: Clone Wars during its Cartoon Network run, according to the press release.