History Creator / GenndyTartakovsky

24th Jul '16 11:12:09 AM NWolfman
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These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest works will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Tartakovsky back in the directing chair, and ''Cage'', a 4-issue Creator/MarvelComics miniseries starring [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] that acts as a throwback to the character's blaxploitation roots.

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These days, After ''...Titan'', he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' (admittedly because [[MoneyDearBoy he needed work]]) to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but until [[DevelopmentHell the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an project got shelved]]. An original story called project of his, titled ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in Imagine?'', is currently under development.

In 2016, Gendy ''finally'' got
the roster. His latest works will be a new season of chance to give ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Jack'' a proper conclusion when Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block agreed to produce a mini-series, with Tartakovsky him back in the directing director's chair, and which would wrap up the story for good. The same year, he created ''Cage'', a 4-issue Creator/MarvelComics miniseries starring [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] that acts as a throwback Cage]], which throws-back to the character's blaxploitation roots.
11th Jul '16 4:50:11 PM PF
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After four years of ''Jack,'' Genndy started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, coinciding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for Cartoon Network.

These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest works will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy back in the directing chair, and ''Cage'', a 4-issue Creator/MarvelComics miniseries starring [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] that acts as a throwback to the character's blaxploitation roots.

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After four years of ''Jack,'' Genndy Tartakovsky started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, coinciding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for Cartoon Network.

These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest works will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy Tartakovsky back in the directing chair, and ''Cage'', a 4-issue Creator/MarvelComics miniseries starring [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] that acts as a throwback to the character's blaxploitation roots.
10th Jul '16 11:03:34 PM Chris
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These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest work will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy back in the directing chair.

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These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest work works will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy back in the directing chair.chair, and ''Cage'', a 4-issue Creator/MarvelComics miniseries starring [[ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire Luke Cage]] that acts as a throwback to the character's blaxploitation roots.
8th Jul '16 11:00:29 AM kyun
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* DevelopmentHell: TheMovie of ''Samurai Jack'' is in here, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dk42LkKXRw interest is needed at hand.]]
** And now the ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' movie.



* HeAlsoDid: Briefly animated for ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' at their studio in UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}.
8th Jul '16 10:58:59 AM kyun
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tartakovsky had two chances to get into directing films, none of which came to be. First being a sequel to ''Film/TheDarkCrystal,'' which ended up in development hell. Second being a film of ''Manga/AstroBoy,'' which later ended up being finished in another studio unrelated to him, and did so poorly that it closed them down.
** Sadly, it seems that the Popeye feature he was working on at Sony has been [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/sony-killed-genndy-tartakovskys-popeye-110356.html canned.]]
** Before his studio fell apart, they were developing a movie about vikings (before ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' no less). They were even invited to create a silent film about dinosaurs, which eventually became ''WesternAnimation/WalkingWithDinosaurs,'' as Creator/IlluminationEntertainment's first feature.
30th May '16 10:53:03 PM MrZAP
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After four years of ''Jack,'' Genndy started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, conceding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for Cartoon Network.

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After four years of ''Jack,'' Genndy started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, conceding coinciding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for Cartoon Network.
13th Apr '16 3:00:37 AM aye_amber
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Genndy Tartakovsky (Геннадий Тартаковский) is a Russian-American animation director and producer and one of the greatest minds to ever come out of classic Creator/CartoonNetwork.

Born in 1970 in the USSR to Jewish parents, Tartakovsky moved abroad with his family, afraid of anti-semitism. First they went to Italy, where he picked up art from their German neighbours' daughter. Upon his arrival in the USA, he got his first exposure to American cartoons and developed a deep love of ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes and HumongousMecha animes.

Genndy would attend California School of Arts (because he was too late to apply for a business school). There he embraced his future career as an animator and made his first two shorts, one of which eventually became ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. While schooling, he formed a strong friendship with Creator/CraigMcCracken and Rob Renzetti (''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''), which often shows in their cooperation between series.

Following ''Dexter'' was ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a hugely ambitious series with a unique, cinematic style, equal parts ''Franchise/StarWars'', anime and AkiraKurosawa. It's widely considered to be his greatest accomplishment, as well as one of the best cartoons ever produced for CartoonNetwork.

After four years of ''Jack'', Genndy started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, conceding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for CartoonNetwork.

These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?'', next in the roster. His latest work will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack'', being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy back in the directing chair.

!!His notable works include:

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Genndy Tartakovsky (Геннадий Тартаковский) is a Russian-American animation director and producer director, producer, and one of the greatest minds to ever come out of classic Creator/CartoonNetwork.

Born in 1970 in the USSR to Jewish parents, Tartakovsky moved abroad with his family, afraid of anti-semitism. First they went to Italy, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}}, where he picked up art from their German neighbours' daughter. Upon his arrival in the USA, UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates, he got his first exposure to American cartoons and developed a deep love of ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, and HumongousMecha animes.

anime.

Genndy would attend California School of Arts (because he was too late to apply for a business school). There he embraced his future career as an animator and made his first two shorts, one of which eventually became ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''. ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory.'' While schooling, he formed a strong friendship with Creator/CraigMcCracken and Rob Renzetti (''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot''), which often shows in their cooperation between series.

series.

Following ''Dexter'' was ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack,'' a hugely ambitious series with a unique, cinematic style, equal parts ''Franchise/StarWars'', anime ''Franchise/StarWars,'' anime, and AkiraKurosawa. Creator/AkiraKurosawa. It's widely considered to be his greatest accomplishment, as well as one of the best cartoons ever produced for CartoonNetwork.

Cartoon Network.

After four years of ''Jack'', ''Jack,'' Genndy started putting together his own independent studio, an effort which, in retrospect, was horribly timed, conceding with both the economic crash in 2008 and [[DeaderThanDisco the downfall of traditional animation]] in America. In the end, the studio produced one project, a single season of ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' for CartoonNetwork.

Cartoon Network.

These days, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' to both financial and critical acclaim. After directing its sequel, he was pegged to do an All-CGI Cartoon ''ComicStrip/{{Popeye}}'' feature, returning to his roots, but the film has since entered DevelopmentHell, putting his next project, an original story called ''Can You Imagine?'', Imagine?,'' next in the roster. His latest work will be a new season of ''Samurai Jack'', Jack,'' being produced by Cartoon Network Studios for Creator/AdultSwim's Creator/{{Toonami}} block with Genndy back in the directing chair.

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!! His
notable works include:include:



* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' and it's sequel.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' and it's its sequel.



* ''Can You Imagine?'' [In development]

!!Tropes applicable to him and his works include:
* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: His signature style for most of his action cartoons, with ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' being the crowning example, having a few episodes where ''[[NoDialogueEpisode no]]'' [[NoDialogueEpisode characters talked at all throughout it.]]

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* ''Can You Imagine?'' [In development]

!!Tropes
Development]
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!! Tropes
applicable to him and his works include:
include:

* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: His signature style for most of his action cartoons, with ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' ''Samurai Jack'' being the crowning example, having a few episodes where ''[[NoDialogueEpisode no]]'' [[NoDialogueEpisode no characters talked at all throughout it.]]



* CerebusSyndrome: Compare the comedic ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' to the more serious ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' or ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Compare the comedic ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' to the more serious ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' or ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan''.''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan.''



* DevelopmentHell: TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' is in here, and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dk42LkKXRw interest is needed at hand]].

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* DevelopmentHell: TheMovie of ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'' ''Samurai Jack'' is in here, and [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Dk42LkKXRw interest is needed at hand]].hand.]]



* HeAlsoDid: Briefly animated for ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' at their studio in Spain.

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* HeAlsoDid: Briefly animated for ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' at their studio in Spain.UsefulNotes/{{Spain}}.



* RuleOfCool: Even in his non-serious related works such as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', he'll often have some form of action scenes in some episodes that either involve or invoke ancient Japanese customs or warriors such as Ninjas or Samurais [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers or]] {{Humongous Mecha}}s. [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot Sometimes all at once.]]
* SeriousBusiness: The writers for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' learned the hard way that he does ''not'' tolerate story meetings being used for idle chit chat about anything non-story related, such as discussing video games.
* SilenceIsGolden: Most notably in ''Samurai Jack''. Not as much, but still prominent in ''Star Wars: Clone Wars'' and ''Sym-Bionic Titan''. He experiments with this a bit in ''Dexter's Laboratory''.

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* RuleOfCool: Even in his non-serious related works such as ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''Dexter's Laboratory,'' he'll often have some form of action scenes in some episodes that either involve or invoke ancient Japanese customs or warriors such as Ninjas or Samurais [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers or]] {{Humongous Mecha}}s. [[NinjaZombiePirateRobot Sometimes all at once.]]
* SeriousBusiness: The writers for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerPuffGirls'' ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' learned the hard way that he does ''not'' tolerate story meetings being used for idle chit chat about anything non-story related, such as discussing video games.
* SilenceIsGolden: Most notably in ''Samurai Jack''. Jack.'' Not as much, but still prominent in ''Star Wars: Clone Wars'' and ''Sym-Bionic Titan''. Titan.'' He experiments with this a bit in ''Dexter's Laboratory''.Laboratory.''



* WidgetSeries: But as ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' proved, this [[TropesAreTools has never looked so cool]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tartakovsky had two chances to get into directing films, none of which came to be. First being a sequel to ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', which ended up in development hell. Second being a film of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', which later ended up being finished in another studio unrelated to him, and did so poorly that it closed them down.
** Sadly, it seems that the Popeye feature he was working on at Sony has been [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/sony-killed-genndy-tartakovskys-popeye-110356.html canned]]
** Before his studio fell apart, they were developing a movie about vikings (before ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' no less). They were even invited to create a silent film about dinosaurs, which eventually became ''WesternAnimation/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', as Creator/IlluminationEntertainment's first feature.

to:

* WidgetSeries: But as ''Sym-Bionic Titan'' proved, this [[TropesAreTools has never looked so cool]].
cool.]]
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Tartakovsky had two chances to get into directing films, none of which came to be. First being a sequel to ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', ''Film/TheDarkCrystal,'' which ended up in development hell. Second being a film of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', ''Manga/AstroBoy,'' which later ended up being finished in another studio unrelated to him, and did so poorly that it closed them down.
** Sadly, it seems that the Popeye feature he was working on at Sony has been [[http://www.cartoonbrew.com/feature-film/sony-killed-genndy-tartakovskys-popeye-110356.html canned]]
canned.]]
** Before his studio fell apart, they were developing a movie about vikings (before ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' no less). They were even invited to create a silent film about dinosaurs, which eventually became ''WesternAnimation/WalkingWithDinosaurs'', ''WesternAnimation/WalkingWithDinosaurs,'' as Creator/IlluminationEntertainment's first feature.
27th Mar '16 8:03:32 PM jormis29
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** LighterAndSofter: And his first project after ''Titan'' was his broadly comic feature-debut, ''Film/HotelTransylvania.''

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** LighterAndSofter: And his first project after ''Titan'' was his broadly comic feature-debut, ''Film/HotelTransylvania.''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania.''
24th Feb '16 9:26:03 AM erforce
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Tartakovsky had two chances to get into directing films, none of which came to be. First being a sequel to ''TheDarkCrystal'', which ended up in development hell. Second being a film of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', which later ended up being finished in another studio unrelated to him, and did so poorly that it closed them down.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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Tartakovsky had two chances to get into directing films, none of which came to be. First being a sequel to ''TheDarkCrystal'', ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'', which ended up in development hell. Second being a film of ''Manga/AstroBoy'', which later ended up being finished in another studio unrelated to him, and did so poorly that it closed them down.
8th Feb '16 5:38:27 AM Freshmeat
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Following ''Dexter'' was ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a hugely ambitious series with a unique, cinematic style, equal parts ''Franchise/StarWars'', anime and AkiraKurosawa. It's widely considered to be his [[MagnumOpus greatest accomplishment]], as well as one of the best cartoons ever produced for CartoonNetwork.

to:

Following ''Dexter'' was ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', a hugely ambitious series with a unique, cinematic style, equal parts ''Franchise/StarWars'', anime and AkiraKurosawa. It's widely considered to be his [[MagnumOpus greatest accomplishment]], accomplishment, as well as one of the best cartoons ever produced for CartoonNetwork.
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