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Recreating the TV Edits of the 2003 Clone Wars Series (HD)

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On a lark, I went ahead and took a first pass at re-editing Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars micro-series back into its “original,” individual chapters. I used an upscaled 1080p version of the official DVD releases and recreated the individual title cards in Photoshop. I eventually want to take another pass at timing the fade in/out of the titles, but for now it’s “close enough.”

The interesting thing I discovered, though (and the reason I put “original” in quotes) is that it seems the series was initially edited together as two continuous features and then split into individual chapters in much the same way I did. At the very beginning and ending of chapters you can sometimes see a frame or two of wipes and transitions that were not fully removed. I’m not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but I never knew that before I started this project.

Anyway, I’m not sure how much interest there’ll be in this since it’s just plain easier to watch the whole series as two roughly feature length movies rather than copping it up into three-to-five minute chunks, but it’s another Star Wars film and television production that I haven’t seen preserved in the way it was originally aired, so I thought it’d be worthwhile for that alone.

I’m not sure where the best place to host these is. I currently have them in an unlisted YouTube playlist (not gonna post the link here because that’s frowned upon; PM me if you’re interested), but that’s hardly ideal. I don’t have access to MySpleen either, so if anyone has any advice on finding a semi-permanent home for these, hit me up.

UPDATE: I now have the files available for direct download on Mega. Shoot me a PM if you’d like the link.

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Awesome idea!

As for distribution, Google Drive and Mega are good options. Vimeo might be a safer streaming platform than YouTube, too.

a trolling bantha

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Thanks! I’ve got the first two seasons (Chapters 1-20) up on Mega now; season three will be up later tonight. If anyone wants a link, go ahead and slide into my PMs.

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Woah woah woah… Genndy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars!? I loved that series! It’s the same guy who worked on Samurai Jack!

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Interesting idea!
I own them on dvd. As I read your post, I recalled fondly waiting on dial-up internet to watch them the first time I saw them.