Bridging the gap is a seven minute piece placing where this animation sits in the Star Wars universe; it contains clips from both Episode II and III as well as interviews with Lucas, lead animators, the producer/director Tartakovsky and other story board artists and animators. We get a behind the scenes look at the offices and a brief explanation of the animation process as well as some information about the second volume of this animated series. It's brief and informative.
The making of featurette is a pitiful four minutes and talks mainly about storyboarding and scanning said boards before the computer animates it all; all this was already detailed in the commentaries. Rather a waste really.
There are three two game trailers as well as a playable demo if you have an X-box for the latest games from Lucas Arts.
In the gallery section there are original story boards, posters and character designs, too many to count.
Finally there is the teaser trailer for Episode III, a bit stiff considering the actual theatrical trailer is now downloadable.
Easter egg can be found by entering the (now familiar) 1138 code in the main menu screen, you are treated to DVD credits over some well dawn character posters.
As a concept, Clone Wars is great, continuing the ever expanding Star Wars universe to include ideas that would otherwise never be made. Lucas states that this is an 'integral part' of the universe, while I don't think one needs to see it before the Episode III is might add a little bit of extra enjoyment...? It is very much aimed at kids, originally the three minute segments were aired separately, but combined the actual story arc is quite enjoyable, if rather light. However if you like your Star Wars score and your Light Sabre duels then you might gain satisfaction from this release; perhaps not essential, but certainly fun. As a DVD Fox haven't gone too mad, there are just enough extras to sustains ones interest, and Lucas hasn't gone all out for advertising either, pitched at a reasonable price this is not a bad purchase for fans of the genre.
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