[FONT=arial] Star Wars: Clone Wars Debuts on iTunes [/FONT]
[FONT=arial] Source: [FONT=arial] [FONT=arial]Lucasfilm Ltd.[/FONT] [/FONT][/FONT]
[FONT=arial]May 25, 2006[/FONT]

The epic adventure of the Star Wars galaxy comes to the iTunes Music Store today when Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars becomes available for purchase and download, Lucasfilm Ltd. has announced.

Beginning today, the 20 chapters of Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 1 will be available on iTunes, with the action-packed Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2 following later in June. Each chapter, or episode, will be available for $1.99 with the full season of Volume 1 available for $10.99 and 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 (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory) 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).

"Clone Wars" Volume 1 picks up where "Attack of the Clones" left off, while Volume 2 leads directly into "Revenge of the Sith."

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.