James Arnold Taylor
John Di Maggio
When the show kicks off, things hop about rather abruptly, never really giving the viewer a chance to completely understand what point they're at in the story (unless of course they really know their shit). To make matters worse, the pacing fluctuates constantly, and even though the animation looks damn cool, it feels a little "off" for STAR WARS. It also doesn't help that the 5 episodes (or as they're listed on the DVD, "chapters") are just too short, lasting a mere hour in length. I can only imagine how random Vol. 1 must've felt, since there were a whole 20 episodes there, still clocking in at a measly 60 minutes. Needless to say, taking each issue I had with the series into consideration, I can't exactly pretend to have thoroughly enjoyed watching CLONE WARS. I can certainly see why others might, but personally, none of it really stood out in my mind enough to give it a full recommendation.
Audio Commentary (with director Genndy Tartakovsky and other crew): An interesting track that has the crew discussing various aspects of the show, ranging from working with the animation to working with Lucas. Much of their ideas are explained, which made understanding the series that much easier.
Connecting the Dots (10:24): A nifty featurette that details the process of filling in the gaps between Episodes II and III. The crew discusses the material exactly as you'd expect any geeky STAR WARS fan to.
Still Galleries: A collection of images separated into two sections: Sketches & Storyboards, and Posters & Artwork.
Revenge of the Brick (5:17): A short and silly Lego Star Wars segment presented in CGI. It's okay, but the animation looks a bit creepy. The short would've been a lot cooler had it been done with real legos.
Other extras include 2 Game Trailers, a XBOX Game Demo for Star Wars Battlefront II, and a Trailer for EPISODE III.