We're about to have ... what... over 100 episodes by the end of this season of TCW. Compared to the TWO collective hours of Tartakovsky's. As much as I love what they did with the character development (most of which was in season 3) in the original microseries, this new season goes far above and beyond the old. I put Gennedy's series with the Droids cartoons these days. Very true to the characters, and very fun, but just a cartoon about the movies. This new The Clone Wars series is a whole thing unto itself. More is being asked of the viewer, not just in time, but in thought as well. That being said, if I had to choose between the EU and TCW, I recognize that TCW is so self-contained and frankly so derivative of other movies and entertainment (often more explicitly than Star Wars), that I would actually demote it to something UNDER the EU, simply because I don't believe that the creators are taking it as seriously as the EU authors have. In other words, the grain of salt with which I used to watch TCW turned into a giant heap when they had that whole Face/Off arc, not to mention the Gulliver's Travels/Wizard of Oz episode. But the season five premier pretty much trounces the entire Clone Wars microseries.