PG | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Art department concept sculptor Robert Barnes developed the Nexu after several early sketches depicted rather literal interpretations of a lion-like creature by intermixing different species traits like reptilian and human characteristics. Barnes was able to develop an unsettlingly vicious design, the Nexu was nicknamed "Bad Kitty" by the Industrial Light & Magic animation team during production.
Senator, we're making our final approach into Coruscant.
CordÈ: Very good, Lieutenant.
The spinning display in the background of the Lars family's workshop is inconsistently placed between cuts.
Actors Jerome St. John Blake, Hassani Shapi, Gin Clarke, Khan Bonfils, Michaela Cottrell and Dipika O'Neill Joti are credited for playing the same Jedi Council members as in Episode I, although they did not film any new footage for Episode II. Instead the Jedi Council scene uses recycled footage from Episode I. Many of those parts were re-cast (or in some cases renamed) for Episode II, during the Battle of Geonosis, using Australian actors, but they are not credited.
Eight deleted scenes are included on the DVD:
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