View Full Version : Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab, Sym-Bionic Titan, etc.)

10-05-2012, 01:42 AM
I'm a huge fan of Genndy's. Most recently, he directed Hotel Transylvania (which makes me want to actually see it), but he's probably most well known for creating the amazing Samurai Jack for Cartoon Network. He's also done stellar work on the 2D animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Dexter's Laboratory, Powerpuff Girls and 2 Stupid Dogs.

A Samurai Jack movie is still a possibility according to a recent AMA (http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/10l1an/i_am_genndy_tartakovsky_the_director_of_hotel/), and Genndy has a story for it... but as one could imagine, it's no small task getting a highly action-oriented 2D animated feature greenlit in 2012.

In more recent news, the short-lived but brilliant Sym-Bionic Titan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwCWJIgeUzw) (which I rank among Genndy's best work) is going to begin re-airing on Adult Swim (http://www.toonzone.net/2012/09/toonami-on-adult-swim-to-rerun-sym-bionic-titan-thundercats-remake/#.UG5iVvnuUkc) as of this Saturday. I'm looking forward to re-watching the series, but I'm praying the show somehow regains some steam and gets a second chance, 'cause it sure as hell deserves one. There were 10 additional episodes written that never made it to air (which Genndy says were better than the first 20), so it's clear the show was axed prematurely. At the very least, I hope this leads to an official DVD release of the series.

I have too many favorite Jack episodes to list (though "Jack & The Spartans" stands out), and it's been too long since I've watched Dexter's Lab, but "Tashy 497" from Titan is probably when I got hooked on that particular program... and anything from his Clone Wars gives me serious nerd-wood.

What's your favorite Genndy TV series or episode?

10-05-2012, 05:59 PM
i've always been a huge fan of the powerpuff girls, in specific. i love pretty much everything he's done, though.

10-05-2012, 06:17 PM
I was excited when I heard Genndy would be directing The Power of the Dark Crystal. Then I was bummed when I heard he was out, and Peter and Michael Spierig were in. Now the film is on hiatus and the Spierigs have moved on. I really like Genndy's Clone Wars. Haven't watched much Samurai Jack, but I've liked what I've seen.

10-05-2012, 06:32 PM
As someone who's wanted to be an animator my entire life, Genndy is one of my idols. Dexter's Lab, Powerpuff Girls, Clone Wars and Samurai Jack are very fond childhood memories. I honestly had no interest in Hotel Transylvania until I found out Genndy's directing. I work at a movie theater, so when we got Hotel Transylvania we ended up making the most revenue of all the theaters in our district. I'm so glad Hotel is doing great, since this could mean we're closer to a Samurai Jack movie actually happening.

10-05-2012, 06:54 PM
Yeah, you could say I'm a fan. (http://instagram.com/p/QIpMjcIC6z/)

10-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Yeah, you could say I'm a fan. (http://instagram.com/p/QIpMjcIC6z/)

i literally just squealed out loud...

10-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Me too, which is why I had to buy it!

Space Suicide
10-06-2012, 01:20 PM
Don't touch that button!

10-06-2012, 03:45 PM
Almost forgot...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZuKMo9u8CM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZuKMo9u8CM)

10-06-2012, 07:00 PM
Lovin' all the Genndy love!

Sym-Bionic Titan re-premieres tonight at 2am on Adult Swim. It's got all of Genndy's signature stuff: killer action, great comedic moments, good characters, fantastic character & creature design/animation - all within a very cool, deep universe. Maybe I'm idealizing it a little bit, but I would definitely give it a shot if you haven't seen it yet.

I never seemed to enjoy Zack Snyder's 300 as much as everybody else... probably because this is much more up my alley:


10-08-2012, 10:01 PM
"Don't worry, Professor, I was an accident, too."

10-09-2012, 03:51 AM
Genndy Tartakovsky's





05-15-2019, 02:55 AM
New series coming this Fall. Looks great.


bobbie solo
05-15-2019, 12:58 PM
holy shit