5 (non-Star Wars) animated series like The Clone Wars

Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 709 “Old Friends Not Forgotten” - Image Courtesy Disney+
Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 709 “Old Friends Not Forgotten” - Image Courtesy Disney+ /
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When you’re looking for a show to fill the void left behind by Star Wars: The Clone Wars, you always get suggestions such as Rebels or Resistance or even The Mandalorian. Those aren’t helpful! You’re a loyal Star Wars fan! You’ve been keeping up with those shows since day one! What you need is something that can still give you all the action, adventure and emotion that you got from The Clone Wars, but doesn’t necessarily involve lightsabers since you’ve already consumed everything with Star Wars in the title.

No matter what it is that made The Clone Wars so special to you, there’s something out there that is sure to fill that Clone Wars sized hole… or at least come close. For that, we give you five animated shows for Clone Wars fans to try.

5. Avatar: The Last Airbender

Length: 3 seasons

For what may be the best all-around spiritual successor to The Clone Wars, we actually have to take a look at a show that came out before The Clone Wars first aired. Dave Filoni, the creator of The Clone Wars, directed several of the early episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and it was his work on that series that caught the eye of George Lucas and led to him getting the job spearheading The Clone Wars.

Everything that makes The Clone Wars what it is, is present in Avatar: The Last Airbender. The characters are charming and three dimensional. The conflict is intriguing, yet well-grounded. The show feels just as comfortable telling personal, character-driven stories as it does telling stories where the fate of the world is at stake. Best of all, each episode of Avatar works together to tell a greater story, resulting in an epic tale that spans across all three seasons.

From Netflix:

"A young boy must make an impossible journey to fulfill his destiny. If he fails, the whole world is in trouble."