Genndy Tartakovsky

Animation writer and director Genndy Tartakovsky's long list of credits include such classic TV shows as "Dexter's Laboratory" (Cartoon Network 1996-2003) and "Samurai Jack" (Cartoon Network 2001-04), making him one of ... Read more »
Born: 01/17/1970 in Moscow, RU

Filmography

Producer (8)

Samurai Jack 2016 - 2017 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 1994 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Supervising Producer

Samurai Jack 2000 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Imp, Inc. 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

My Freaky Family 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Producer

Foe Paws 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Uncle Gus 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer

Whatever Happened to Robot Jones? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Producer
Director (8)

Hotel Transylvania 2 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Hotel Transylvania 2012 (Movie)

(Director)

Sym-Bionic Titan 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Director

Star Wars: Clone Wars 1994 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Sunday Pants 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Director

Dexter's Laboratory 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Powerpuff Girls 1995 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

World Premiere Toons 1994 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director
Visual Effects & Animation (5)

Priest 2011 (Movie)

Designer(Viking Animation Studios) (Visual Effects Designer)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

Expo Action Concepts (Visual Effects)

How to Eat Fried Worms 2006 (Movie)

(Orphanage) (Animation Supervisor)

How to Eat Fried Worms 2006 (Movie)

(Orphanage) (Layout Artist)

2 Stupid Dogs 1993 - 1995 (TV Show)

Animation Director
Actor (1)

Duck Dodgers 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice
Art Department (1)

The Powerpuff Girls Movie 2002 (Movie)

Animation Direction (Art Director)

Biography

Animation writer and director Genndy Tartakovsky's long list of credits include such classic TV shows as "Dexter's Laboratory" (Cartoon Network 1996-2003) and "Samurai Jack" (Cartoon Network 2001-04), making him one of the most prominent young animators of his generation. As a child in his native Moscow, and later on in America, Tartakovsky would draw for hours on end, envisioning a world where the creations he had stewing in his head would come to life on paper. By his early 20s he was working as an art director for the prestigious animation studio Hanna-Barbera, and later had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work alongside Hollywood heavyweight George Lucas. The hard work finally paid off in 2012, when he helmed the high-grossing animated feature "Hotel Transylvania," thus becoming a bona-fide A-list talent - a rarity for an animator.

EDUCATION

California Institute of the Arts

Columbia College Chicago

Milestones

2015

Directed hit follow-up "Hotel Transylvania 2"

2012

Feature film directorial debut with "Hotel Transylvania"

2003

Worked with George Lucas on "Star Wars: Clone Wars"

2001

Created manga-inspired cartoon "Samurai Jack"

1998

Served as Supervising Producer on "The Powerpuff Girls"

1996

Premiered "Dexter's Laboratory" on Cartoon Network

Bonus Trivia

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Although he eventually went on to study art, his parents wanted him to become a businessman.

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His parents moved the family to America due to concerns that Russia and Europe were becoming increasingly anti-semitic.

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His father was a dentist for the Soviet Union's national ice hockey team.

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The show "Dexter's Laboratory" was initially conceived as a student film while Tartakovsky was attending CalArts.

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He took over as director on "Hotel Transylvania" after five of the film's previous directors bowed out; the film went on to earn over $350 million at the global box office.

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