The Best Of Star Wars: Clone Wars

5 January 2013 is a special day for the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. On that day, “Missing In Action”, the 100th episode for this action packed cartoon series, premieres in the States. And here‘s a clip!

The prequel trilogy might not have been as well received as the original films, but no one can deny that they’ve led to a resurgence of Star Wars as a franchise. You think Disney would have shelled out $4.05 billion if they didn’t think it was sure thing? No, neither do we!

One of the best things to come out of this resurgence in all things Star Wars has got to be The Clone Wars cartoon series. Ever since 1977, when we heard the war mentioned in Princess Leia’s message to General Kenobi, we’ve wondered what happened during these famous wars. Books and comics have tried to show us. The prequel films gave us a tantalising glimpse. And Genndy Tartakovsky showed a little more with his acclaimed 2D trad-animation series. But with the CG cartoon version we’re treated to more tales from the Clone Wars than we could ever have hoped for. And here’s a trailer Lucasfilm has put together celebrating 100 episodes of the show…

Apparently the 100th episode won’t be anything special. It’s the third part in a run featuring Artoo and a group of droids on an undercover mission. But we thought this 100th episode milestone would be a great opportunity to share some of our favourite episodes and why we loved them…

Seeing as we’ve just started 2013 we thought 13 would be the perfect number – those of you with triskaidekaphobia can think of it as 12 plus 1 if you prefer.

Have we missed your favourite? Please feel free to tell us in the comment section.

Next page for the start of our 13 Greatest Clone Wars episodes countdown…