Visual Effects & Animation
California Institute of the Arts
Columbia College Chicago
Directed hit follow-up "Hotel Transylvania 2"
Feature film directorial debut with "Hotel Transylvania"
Worked with George Lucas on "Star Wars: Clone Wars"
Created manga-inspired cartoon "Samurai Jack"
Served as Supervising Producer on "The Powerpuff Girls"
Premiered "Dexter's Laboratory" on Cartoon Network
Although he eventually went on to study art, his parents wanted him to become a businessman.
His parents moved the family to America due to concerns that Russia and Europe were becoming increasingly anti-semitic.
His father was a dentist for the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team.
The show "Dexter's Laboratory" was initially conceived as a student film while Tartakovsky was attending CalArts.