While an earlier 2D-animated “Star Wars” micro-series carried the subtitle “Clone Wars,” it was the 3D-animated film and series by Lucasfilm Animation that’s more remembered now as the distinctive narrative between Prequel Episodes II and III. With five seasons on Cartoon Network and one on Netflix, the story of Anakin Skywalker and his Padawan Ahsoka Tano is pretty epic indeed.
The Netflix season was something of a sop to “Clone Wars” fans who were upset that the CN seasons got cancelled following the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm and the “Star Wars” franchise. These previous also found a streaming home in Netflix, but not for long.
We already know the story of Disney launching its own exclusive-content digital streaming service, Disney+. In preparation, the House of Mouse has been pulling most of its streaming content from platforms not under its control such as Netflix. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” remained for as long as it could, though even that is leaving.
It’s only fitting after all. Disney and Lucasfilm had announced, last SDCC, a 12-episode season 7 for “Clone Wars” to stream on Disney+, along with two confirmed live-action “Star Wars” series. If that’s not incentive for fans to sign up for the new streaming service, we don’t know what is.
The six prior seasons of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” will officially depart from Netflix effective April 7. If you’re subscribed to Netflix and are a fan of the show, then you better make plans to binge-watch before it disappears.