Revived, The Clone Wars has been. The seventh season of Lucasfilm’s animated series set between Episodes II and III of the larger Star Wars saga premiered today on Disney+, and reactions from fans are already pouring in.
Let’s comb through Twitter and pick out some of the best responses from viewers who have already taken in the first episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars season seven, entitled “The Bad Batch.”
Hopefully everyone has had a chance to see The Bad Batch by now. How freaking beautiful is the new and improved animation? Not drastic enough to change the look but just enough to soften some edges. Gorgeous! #TheCloneWars pic.twitter.com/51DP9aKygV
— TheForce.Net (@theforcenet) February 22, 2020
Many of the reactions to The Clone Wars premiere have very nice things to say about the show’s improved look and animation style, complimenting the countless talented contributors to the series over at Lucasfilm Animation.
— Jeremy Prime (@DDayCobra) February 21, 2020
Other fans praised the episode specifically, noting that “The Bad Batch” represented a continuation of the top quality storytelling they’d come to expect from series showrunner Dave Filoni.
— Court ➳ (@Court_rankin) February 21, 2020
Some viewers made the observation that Anakin Skywalker wasn’t quite the focal point of this season premiere episode, but appreciated his new longer-haired look anyhow.
— Brian Sims (@BrianMSims) February 21, 2020
Lots of folks are simply expressing thanks that the show has returned at all, considering it seemed like a lost cause for a number of years.
— Todd Desgrosseilliers (@toddnosebest) February 21, 2020
Others are looking ahead to the coming weeks, as long-anticipated story arcs will finally come to fruition.
— ✧*:･ﾟ| tcw s7 spoilers !! (@padmesanckin) February 21, 2020
More than a few fans are already in love with the Bad Batch themselves, which is no surprise considering how unique each of these newly introduced characters turned out to be.
— Jyn Erso Lives! (@JynErsoLives) February 21, 2020
Observant viewers have noted that this first arc of episodes was already made available on StarWars.com years ago in unfinished form, after premiering at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim in 2015. But they still appreciate getting to see them in a much more polished state.
#TheCloneWars is still the best looking animated series ever produced. Welcome back.
— Yakface.com (@yak_face) February 21, 2020
Another new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, entitled “A Distant Echo,” premieres next Friday, February 28 exclusively on Disney+.