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Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky (Геннадий Тартаковский) is a Russian-American animation director and producer. He is one of the greatest minds behind Cartoon Network.

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. Then they moved to the USA, where he eventually got into 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 Dexter's Laboratory. While schooling, he formed a strong friendship with Craig McCracken and Rob Renzetti (My Life as a Teenage Robot), which often shows in their cooperation between series.

After working on Sym-Bionic Titan for Cartoon Network, he has moved on to Sony Pictures Animation, in which he directed Hotel Transylvania. After the success of Hotel Transylvania, he is now directing an All-CGI Cartoon Popeye feature film for Sony.

His notable works include:

Tropes applicable to him and his works include:


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alternative title(s): Genndy Tartakovsky
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