Genndy Tartakovsky

Cat’s Cradle: ‘Primal’ is Genndy Tartakovsky at his prime

Genndy Tartakovsky is the American animator behind shows such as "Dexter's Laboratory" and "Samurai Jack" while his direction in the "Hotel Transylvania" film series has left a lasting impact on animation. However, his most recent work, "Primal" is the artist's best work yet. The cartoon follows a caveman and a...
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Genndy Tartakovsky Never Had An Ending In Mind For The Original Samurai Jack

When making a show that feels as timeless as "Samurai Jack," a conclusion is not something you have in mind when writing episodes. Genndy Tartakovsky was not allowed to follow a serialized format, with the story of one episode having almost nothing to do with another. Unfortunately, that leads to problems in creating a cohesive story with character development. In the case of "Samurai Jack," solving the lack of a throughline was found in the title character's unwavering will and stoic nature. The initial four-season run felt like the old episodic adventures of television series past. While Jack never truly inched closer or further from his goal, there was entertainment to be had in Tartakovsky's world building and incredibly animated fights.
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Genndy Tartakovsky Didn't Take Recasting Samurai Jack's Aku Lightly

"Samurai Jack" has widely been lauded as one of Genndy Tartakovsky's most significant works, with the Cartoon Network show delivering a fun five-season run filled with incredible animation. Not only that, but the show managed to provide a satisfying conclusion even after ending its original run in 2004. The show would return in 2017 for its final season, giving a definitive conclusion to the story of Samurai Jack and his goal to get back to the past and save his people from the demon Aku. There was only one major drawback to returning to the show after such a long time: the loss of a legendary actor.

Genndy Tartakovsky Had To Scrap His Original Plan For Primal Season 2

Genndy Tartakovsky has kept busy in recent years. The "Samurai Jack" creator has found acclaim in his latest creation, "Primal," which is in the middle of its second season on Adult Swim. "Primal" earned four Emmy awards and was praised for its high concept and visceral style with minimal dialogue. Tartakovsky's ability to tell the story of Spear and Fang solely through visuals and devoid of dialogue is an impressive feat, allowing the viewer to focus on all the unique and terrifying locations, civilizations, and of course, primal creatures in the world of "Primal."

‘Primal’ Season 2: Genndy Tartakovsky Expands the World Building and Hopes to Spin Off an Anthology

Genndy Tartakovsky gets more ambitious in Season 2 of his Emmy-winning, prehistoric animation series, “Primal,” proving why he’s such a revered animation auteur. (The first two episodes stream July 21 on Adult Swim and July 22 on HBO Max). The buddy story between Neanderthal Spear (Aaron LaPlante) and his T-Rex companion, Fang, gets more complex, while the world building grows more epic in scope, as they encounter civilized European cultures during the Bronze Age.

Genndy Tartakovsky Has Finally Gotten Started On His R-Rated Animated Movie, Fixed

Genndy Tartakovsky is one of the best minds working today in animation: a man with a unique vision, sense of action and comedy, and a deep understanding of what makes the medium of animation unique. Whether it's "Hotel Transylvania," "Samurai Jack," or "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," he always delivers unique stories with distinct visuals. Tartakovsky's latest, "Primal," is an incredible feat of violence and savagery, with some of the most brutal action scenes in Western animation, while also delivering some of the most emotional beats too.

‘Primal’ Creator Genndy Tartakovsky Inks Overall Deal with Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation

Click here to read the full article. Tying up one of TV animation’s most consistent talents over the last three decades, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) have inked an exclusive multiyear cross-studio overall deal with Emmy Award-winning creator, producer and director Genndy Tartakovsky. Tartakovsky’s relationship with Cartoon Network stretches back over 25 years to Cartoon Network’s very first series, the seminal “Dexter’s Laboratory,” launched in 1996. It continued through “Samurai Jack” and “Star Wars: Clone Wars” to the recent “Genndy Tartakovky’s Primal.” The overall TV deal, however, now opens the doors to Tartakovsky to work with and tap...