Star Wars‘ animated series have become some of the best source of storytelling in the franchise. The Clone Wars and Rebels have located themselves in the gaps of stories we already know, introduced new characters to us that we have fallen in love with, and helped add depth to a story that, already great, seems even better.
The Clone Wars is set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, with its final season which came out earlier this year, coinciding with certain events in Revenge of the Sith.
It was amazing! And the series, as a whole, is just plain fun with so many episodes to explore and enjoy. The animated series, in 2008, may have been considered a joke, but now, twelve years later, it’s thought of as one of the greatest animated series of all time.
The same can be said for Star Wars: Rebels, a series whose story focuses on a smaller picture while providing a tale that feels very reminiscent to the development and emotional depth of the original Star Wars trilogy. It doesn’t have as many episodes as The Clone Wars but it doesn’t hold back on the awesomeness.
Of these two series, I have a very clear favorite: Star Wars: Rebels. Yeah, The Clone Wars’ final season had some great moments and its final four episodes left me staying up until 3am to see them arrive on Disney+ every week but Star Wars: Rebels touched my heart in a way no other Star Wars movie has.
Its characters spoke to me, its storylines had me fully invested, and by the conclusion, I felt gutted with a mix of sorrow and the notion that I had finished something so spectacular. I’ve been patiently awaiting the day we hear news about a Rebels sequel, if it ever comes, and if it did, I’ll probably tear up a bit.
Tell me, what is your favorite between these two cartoons? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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