So after watching a few seasons of the Cartoon Network's The Clone Wars and comparing how the character of Anakin Skywalker is portrayed there with his protrayal by Hayden Christiansen in Episodes II and III...

... how is it that George Lucas allowed Anakin to be such a love-struck, petulant whiney brat, but in The Clone Wars someone who is actually kind of cool (level headed for the most part with good leadership skills)...?

I'm expecting that as Season 4 unfolds we might see some sort of closure and greater development of his love interest with Padme, and for something unpleasant to happen to Ahsoka (his young Togrutan padawan).