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  • Actors: Anthony Daniels, Lesleh Donaldson, Don Francks, John Stocker, Graeme Campbell
  • Writers: George Lucas
  • Producers: Rick McCallum
  • Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: November 23, 2004
  • Run Time: 172 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002YCUPC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,131 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Star Wars Animated Adventures - Droids (The Pirates and the Prince / Treasures of the Hidden Planet)" on IMDb

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  • Includes The Pirates and the Prince and Treasures of the Hidden Planet

Editorial Reviews

Animated double feature of "The Pirates and the Prince" and "Treasures of the Hidden Planet" featuring various Star Wars characters, centered around C-3PO and R2-D2.

Customer Reviews

I'm not exactly the most dedicated Star Wars fan.
Bradley Headstone
I was too old to watch the original show on TV and remembered not thinking it was very good as a teenager.
Chris of East Tennessee
Almost EVERYBODY ELSE gets this stuff right; why can't you?
José Fernandez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By David Griffin Blyth on May 24, 2005
With shows like Clone Wars now entertaining young audiences, one has to wonder if they should bother showing thier children anything that belongs in the original trilogy universe in terms of spin-offs, there was never a "definitive" animated series featuring Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, Han Solo, etc, however, this show featured the two Droids.

"Droids" is NOT set AFTER the original trilogy, it's set BEFORE it, a series of five episode arcs featured R2-D2 and 3-PO having different adventures with a different matser with each new arc, it was something that was rare in shows of that decade, and it kep the premise fresh...the premise of the two droids going through various comedy acts, whilst being pursued by The Empire.

I would recommend a BOX SET, but NOT this DVD, it only has two horribly-spliced together episodes on it, hardly anything that would represent this series fairly to a cyncial or cautious viewer, of course there's enough humour in it to keep your children happy

And it's a known fact, those who tell people in an immatue fashion to "get a life", usually only say that when they, themselves, have made a mess of thier own.
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92 of 104 people found the following review helpful By José Fernandez on September 12, 2004
Man, I was really looking forward to this. "Droids-The Adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO on DVD? Sweet beans!" Ah, no. Instead of a standard DVD boxed set of the fifteen episodes in the series, we get, after years of waiting, a couple of poorly edited episodes stuck together and billed as a "feature film" just a few years after the same stunt was pulled on VHS. Hmmmm . . .

Seriously now: does ANYONE prefer these cobbled-together "movies" with about five separate plots to the ordinary method of NOT BUTCHERING the original episodes and packaging them together by season with the opening theme song and closing credits intact? Maybe if they made both versions available, but NO. We get stuck with the same crap that we can still get on VHS.

And as if this abominable amalgamation wasn't bad enough, they're not even releasing all the episodes in this format. Someone, PLEASE help me wrap my head around this logic. What possible reason can there be for not releasing all of the episodes, especially when half of the ones they are releasing, screwed up though they may be, were just released a few years ago? What is this, some kind of sick mental game? Will they wait until DVDs are obsolete and then start selectively releasing episodes AGAIN?

Come on, Lucasfilm, you're better than this. Almost EVERYBODY ELSE gets this stuff right; why can't you?
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Nels Nielson on April 22, 2005
When I was younger I actually remembered watching this show on TV. I was big into star wars at the time and even though the music was sort of cheesy, I loved it. Naturally I purchased it the moment I saw it in stores only to be hugely disappointed. They had completely redone the music including that great TV opening theme that I loved. I then immediately grumbled at the $10 I wasted on it and then gave it to my friend's kid.
As for the animation, it was targeted for kids so do keep this in mind as you view it. As adults you will find the animation to be simplistic, but your kids if they are into Star Wars will love it. As for me a fan of the original, it was a huge letdown.
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 29, 2004
The droids cartoon in the 1980's ran for 13 episodes (along with the Ewoks) and had a prime time special called The Great Heep. This IS NOT it. This is the same kick in the teeth they pulled with VHS. They put four or five episodes together and call it a droids movie. If you want the best release of droids (or Ewoks) look for the old tapes from the early 90's that show only two episodes back to back. Even this was really lacking, but you got to see the droids with original credits and music. Why can't they ever do it right?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Rose on May 23, 2008
In the '80's, George Lucas experimented with a few STAR WARS cartoons on Saturday morning (most likely inspired by THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL'S animated Boba Fett sequence drawing a bit of positive feedback). The resulting shows, DROIDS and EWOKS, featured the pre-trilogy adventures of SW's lovable robots and the furry citizens of Endor's Forest Moon, respectively.

Now, while these would be much appreciated on DVD as box sets, Lucas has chosen to release only a few episodes of each. These DROIDS episodes, spliced together into a sort of half-baked movie, are not reflective of the quality product we normally get from Lucas and Co. So, again I must speak as I have done in the past to another powerful and wealthy conglomerate that has total disregard for the fan base that made it powerful and wealthy in the first place... GIVE US A DAMN BOX SET. NOW. WE WILL BUY IT.

Sorry, but it's called tough love. Instead of getting this, wait for the box set, or really indicate why this series should be released and buy a bootleg set at a Star Wars Convention.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bradley Headstone on March 5, 2005
It would appear this dvd got a lot of negative reviews. But in all honesty, we should see it for what it is. I'm not exactly the most dedicated Star Wars fan. But the series was so successful, that people just did not want to let go of it. (Even the great Indiana Jones series was a continuation of Harrison Ford's Han Solo to some extent.) And so many years later, Episode I and Episode II were made, with Episode III not so far away. The point I am making is that less than 5 years after "Return of the Jedi" people still wanted Star Wars in one way or another. And this not so bad cartoon filled that need. Now to the subject at hand. True, cartoons come and cartoons go. But what I must say about this cartoon is that it moves along nicely with a lot of great comic touches. Anthony Daniels faithfully carries his performance as C3PO into this cartoon. And the episodes flow well with emphasis on character development and a story that flows well. Interestingly, the stories in this dvd are not bad at all. (So there is some good story that doesn't rely on someone or something getting blown up every two minutes. My advice is to give this dvd a chance. Granted, it's not the animated Batman series. (Arguably the greatest cartoon ever.) But if you want to take a trip back to the 80s, or if you want to see how people's need for Star Wars was filled after "Return of the Jedi," this really is not a bad way to do it. Give this dvd a chance. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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