(June 15, 2009 – Burbank, CA) – Clone Troopers take the front line in four action-packed episodes from “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS,” coming to DVD September 15, 2009 from Warner Home Video and Lucasfilm Ltd.. Fans will discover a new breed of hero in “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – CLONE COMMANDOS,” focusing on the Republic protectors who fight alongside the Jedi Knights to defend peace and justice in the Star Wars galaxy. Order due date is August 11, 2009. “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – CLONE COMMANDOS” ($14.98, SRP) features four exciting episodes from the hugely popular Cartoon Network series, including “Rookies,” “Storm Over Ryloth,” “Innocents of Ryloth” and “Liberty on Ryloth.” In “Rookies,” Captain Rex and Commander Cody must inspire a rookie unit – posted alone on a distant moon – to believe in themselves in order to stave off a Separatist Droid Commando attack. In the three-part “Ryloth” arc, Jedi and Clones attempt to liberate a strategic planet from Separatist occupation, and in the process discover that the sweeping galactic conflict has taken a toll on innocent civilians caught in the crossfire. “We are very excited to team with Lucasfilm to bring the second collection of ‘STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS’ episodes to DVD this September,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation & Partner Brands. “Through quality storytelling and action-packed adventures, ‘STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS’ has become a tremendous success on Cartoon Network and we are thrilled to help further the ‘STAR WARS’ mythology for longtime fans as well as introduce a whole new generation to the beloved series.” A Lucasfilm Animation production, “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS” chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Ahsoka Tano and other favorite “Star Wars” characters as they struggle against the dark side during the divisive galactic Clone Wars. The groundbreaking series wrapped its first season with record ratings, ranking #1 on all television—broadcast and cable—with the key demographic of boys 6-11. For fans eager to own the entire first season of “STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS,” Lucasfilm is in the midst of producing a multi-disc DVD and Blu-ray Complete Season One Box Set that is expected to debut later in 2009. About Warner Home Video With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Home Entertainment. Lucasfilm, STAR WARS, THE CLONE WARS and all related properties and character names are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.
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