50 Most Memorable Moments from Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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39. The Clone Wars animated movie, where it all started

Film: The Clone Wars theatrical release

"Film Summary: As more star systems get swept into the Clone Wars, the valiant Jedi knights struggle to maintain order. Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan learner Ahsoka Tano embark on a mission that brings them face-to-face with Jabba the Hutt. Plotting against them is evil Count Dooku and his agent, Asajj Ventress, who would ensure that the Jedis fail. Meanwhile, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi lead the clone army against the forces of the Dark Side."

The Moment: The movie that began it all! The Jedi are struggling to keep the peace in the galaxy, while the Sith rake havoc everywhere. We see the climax of the Battle of Christophsis, a lot of action, and the introduction of Ahsoka and Captain Rex.

Why It’s Memorable: The introduction of Ahsoka Tano. Enough said. For some reason the critics really bashed the movie and even Ahsoka’s character( poor Ashley). Thank goodness those haters stuck with it and were given maybe the best Star Wars experience of their lives.

We first meet Ahsoka in the Clone Wars animated film, where she is sent by Master Yoda to relay a message to both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Once she fulfills her mission, Ahoska then informs the duo that she has been assigned to Anakin Skywalker as his Padawan.

Originally, the script had Ahsoka assigned to Obi-Wan as his new learner, but George Lucas thought that it would add maturity to Anakin with him taking on his very own apprentice. That decision had a major payoff, as Lucas not only provided depth to Anakin but created one of the most iconic characters in Star Wars history.

It was comically hinted at during the episode that Anakin didn’t want a Padawan and that she belonged to Obi-Wan, referencing the original intent of the Lucasfilm story group.

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The interaction and introduction of Ahsoka and Rex. Captain Rex tells her that experience outranks everything. She tells Rex that she needs to gain some experience if that’s the case.

Later the roles are reversed in later on in Rebels, with a nod to this very moment, when Ahsoka’s experience outranks that of even a war veteran, showing her maturity and growth.