Blink and miss one frame of detailed animation and you miss the entire world. At least, that’s the case when watching the masterful animation and razor-blade precision of Genndy Tartakovsky and his team.
Echoing the flat, sharp-lined, dimensional aesthetic of its spiritual predecessor Samurai Jack, elements like whiplash, stillness, noise, and quiet are vital to the first five episodes of Primal, Tartakovsky’s latest limited series for Adult Swim. Tartakovsky pushes the envelope for cinematic televised animation through zero dialogue, wildlife ambiance, the grandeur and smallness of gestures, and stillness to convey action and introspection. With the rolling trum-trum-trum of Tyler Bates’ and Joanne Higginbottom’s music, Aaron LaPlante‘s growls, shrieks, grunts for a leading character with no words, the thrashy and crunching sound design by Joel Valentine, and Scott Willis’s sharp and flushed art direction, everything is woven into a painstaking presentation. Read More »
It’s been over two years since the third season of Rick and Morty came to an end, and fans have been hungry for more nasty dimension-hopping, time traveling adventures with the titular drunk uncle and his neurotic nephew. Thankfully, Adult Swim ordered a huge number of new episodes that will keep creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland busy for the next few years, and thanks to the new Rick and Morty season 4 trailer, we finally know that new episodes are coming in November. Watch below! Read More »
Legendary animator Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, the 2003 Star Wars: Clone Wars) comes to Comic Con New York to introduce his latest–and perhaps most audacious–work: Primal.
At the dawn of evolution, a stout Neanderthal caveman and a dinosaur forge an unlikely friendship to survive a bloodcurdling eon in the beast-ridden prehistoric landscape. Imagine Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur but hand-drawn, adult, gorier, more T-Rexes, and with the Tartakovsky Touch. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2019 by Jacob Hall
Genndy Tartakovsky is coming home. The master animator behind Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the original Star Wars: The Clone Wars is returning to Cartoon Network with Primal, a miniseries about a caveman and the dinosaur he hunts with. While that premise may sound like something for a younger audience, consider putting the kids to bed before you hit play on this one. Primal is a violent and intense show about surviving in a harsh world, and a new clip from the series really sells the violence and intense tone.
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At the beginning of the summer, we reported on Sony Pictures Animation expanding their scope to include international stories and alternative animated projects geared towards adults. One of those projects included a revival of the Adult Swim series The Boondocks, but unlike the original run of the series, the revival won’t be heading to cable. Instead, The Boondocks revival will be part of the upcoming HBO Max streaming service, and we’ve got details below on what the show’s return initially entails. Read More »
This fall, Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns to Adult Swim with an all-new animated series, and it looks like a far cry from what he’s been doing with the Hotel Transylvania film franchise.
Primal follows a caveman and a dinosaur with an unlikely bond as they try to survive the harsh, dangerous prehistoric landscape that is full of some of the most deadly creatures you’ve ever seen. A new Primal trailer has arrived to show off the incredible animation and the bloody violence that will bring this epic story to life, and we cannot wait to see it in full. Watch it below. Read More »
Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky has spent the past several years making Hotel Transylvania movies: goofy, breezy films that are largely designed for kids and families. But longtime fans know that Tartakovsy’s a man with varied interests – and one of those interests happens to be seeing a dinosaur rip another dinosaur’s face off.
That’s exactly what you’ll see in this new clip for his upcoming Adult Swim series Primal, which features more visceral action than some of the films in the Jurassic Park franchise.
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Rick and Morty won’t be back on Adult Swim until November, but since they had a Comic-Con panel this week, creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon were happy to tease one of the upcoming episodes with a clip that features one of the show’s new guest stars. In the first Rick and Morty season 4 clip, Jerry and Morty are dealing with an alien named Glootie (voiced by Taika Waititi), who has apparently helped them launch some kind of successful app. But in the clip, Jerry and Morty have decided it needs to be taken down, and Glootie isn’t very helpful. Watch below to see what happens. Read More »
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Rick and Morty is coming back in a big way this fall. Not only are we finally getting the highly anticipated fourth season of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon‘s Adult Swim series, but this is the first season that’s part of the massive deal that the duo struck with Adult Swim to produce 70 more episodes of Rick and Morty, giving them security and confidence to push through each season and move right on to the next without worrying if they are going to get renewed or not.
Leading up to their forthcoming Comic-Con panel this week, Roiland and Harmon sat down to tease the upcoming forth season. While they’re keeping details pretty close to the vest, they did mention a few guest stars who will be popping up, and they also teased the return of a fan favorite character, though they lamented that just by teasing it they may already be creating anticipating that ends up disappointing fans. Man, these guys are always worried about something. Read More »
Last month, we found out that the long-anticipated and eagerly awaited fourth season of Rick and Morty would finally arrive on Adult Swim this November. An exact premiere date has yet to be revealed, but news has surfaced that an episode of the show’s fourth season will be screened at Adult Swim Festival that same month. But will it be the season premiere ahead of the official airdate, or will it be a later episode played in advance of its debut on Adult Swim? Read More »