Samurai Jack changed the game when it debuted on Cartoon Network in 2001, paving the way for experimental, auteur-driven animated series on a network mostly known for kiddie fare. Following the story of a samurai (voiced by (Phil LaMarr) who is flung forward in time against an evil overlord (Mako Iwamatsu for seasons 1-4, Greg Baldwin in the final season), Samurai Jack is still beloved for creator Genndy Tartakovsky‘s striking animation and surprisingly mature storytelling. Now, you can watch the entire epic saga from the beginning online for free.
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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 »
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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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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Genndy Tartakovsky makes his highly anticipated return to TV with Primal, an Adult Swim animated series that looked to be as ambitious and visionary as his acclaimed show Samurai Jack. But even the title, and the show’s premise of a caveman who befriends a dinosaur, couldn’t prepare us for just how bloody this show would be. Watch the Primal trailer below.
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Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator behind acclaimed Cartoon Network shows like Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, is returning to his old stomping grounds — with a bit of an upgrade. Adult Swim, the adult-targeted TV block on Cartoon Network that aired the final season of Samurai Jack, has picked up Tartakovsky’s latest project: an animated series called Primal. The half-hour animated TV series that will mark Tartatovsky’s return to the small screen after the director helmed Sony’s Hotel Transylvania series to box office success. Read more about the Primal TV series below.
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Sony is venturing into R-rated animation under the guidance of Samurai Jack creator and Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky. The Russian-American animator best known for creating the acclaimed Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack has signed on to helm two new feature films for Sony following the box office success of Hotel Transylvania 3.
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Earlier this year, Adult Swim brought us the fifth and final season of the acclaimed Emmy-winning animated series Samurai Jack. After an initial run that lasted from 2001 through 2004, the series from Genndy Tartakovsky disappeared for 13 years, only to be revived to finish the story of the titular samurai’s battle with the shapeshifting demon called Aku. Soon you’ll be able to have every episode of the series in high-definition.
Cartoon Network and Adult Swim have have announced a Samurai Jack complete series box set that will have the first four initial seasons of the series as well as the final fifth season from the revival earlier this year. Though the first four seasons have been available on DVD for awhile now, this marks the first time they’ll be available on Blu-ray.
Find out more about the Samurai Jack complete series box set below. Read More »