Making of Primal

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a look behind the scenes of the Adult Swim animated series Primal created by Genndy Tartakovsky. Plus, find out how the Disney Theme Park Merchandising team merges storytelling with their products to help bring Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge an immersive experience. And finally, see how Adam Savage is customizing The Mandalorian‘s life-size Baby Yoda from Sideshow Collectibles and repainting the figure. Read More »

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Riverdale season 5 is jumping forward in time.
  • Altered Carbon has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the return of Supernatural.
  • Reno 911 has been renewed by Quibi.
  • Primal has also been renewed (and you can watch a teaser).
  • Lucifer season 5 is resuming production.
  • So is Locke & Key.
  • Showtime renews The Chi for season 4.
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the Showtime documentary series The Comedy Store.

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Primal review

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 »

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The Good Place Season 4

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • We’re in for a crazy, jaw-dropping cameo on this final Good Place season! (But we don’t know who it is yet)
  • USA is making a show about the guys who created Doom.
  • Claws renewed for fourth and final season.
  • Dear White People renewed for fourth and final season, too.
  • Get your first look at Primal.
  • Snowpiercer TV show, which left TNT for TBS, goes back to TNT again.
  • Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren are teaming for a TV project.

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Primal Clip

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 »

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This might be the most Nicolas Cage movie Nicolas Cage has ever done, and that’s saying something. In Primal, Cage plays a hunter of exotic animals who captures a rare white jaguar for a zoo. The jaguar is being transported via ship – but so is a crazy political assassin. When the assassin breaks free, he lets the jaguar, and a bunch of other animals, loose. Mayhem follows. Watch the Primal trailer below.

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Primal Clip

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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Primal Trailer

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 »

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Like some sort of perverted Noah’s Ark, Primal will trap Nicolas Cage on a ship full of predatory animals. And honestly, what the hell more do you need? Can’t you just see that movie in your head already? See Cage running around, screaming that scream of his, as CGI animals leap about with fangs bared? I know I can. And I want it in front of my face immediately.

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