I thought the same thing about 3-PO. Actually, the X-men cartoons from the 90's(not X-men evolution) looked great to me. I also like the Batman animated series. Even though the shapes are simplified, it gives a lot of depth by adding shadows and also cool vertical perspectives. In thes Clone War cartoons there is no depth at all. You are right. They do look like Flash animations. Can you say Joe Fish! "I'm a Jedi Knight & the Force is strong with me!" Like I said before, the story is the most important thing to get right. If that is poorly done, it doesn't matter how good the animation is. As short as these cartoons are, its going to take watching several episodes to even be able to decide if this Clone War series is good or not.