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Genndy Tartakovsky (Russian: Геннадий Тартаковский (Gennadij Tartakovskij), born January 17, 1970) is an Emmy Award-winning Russian-born American animator. His work is influenced heavily by American comic books, pop culture, and Japanese anime. He is best known for the television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars.[1] is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... An Emmy Award. ... An American comic book is a small magazine originating in the United States containing a narrative in the comics form. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... Dexters Laboratory (Dexters Lab for short) is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. ... Samurai Jack is an Emmy-award winning, American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ...

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Early life

Genndy Tartakovsky was born in January 1970, in Moscow, USSR to Jewish parents.[2] His father worked as a dentist for high level government officers and his mother was an assistant principal at a school. They moved to the United States when he was seven because his father wanted a better life for his children. Before coming to the United States, however, his family first moved to Italy, where he lived next to a German family. There, he says he was first drawn to art, inspired by a neighbor's daughter. Tartakovsky later commented, "I remember, I was horrible at it. For the life of me, I couldn't draw a circle." 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ...


Later, after he and his family moved to the United States, he was greatly influenced by the comics he found there. The first book he bought was a Super Friends comic at his first job, working at a 7-Eleven. Super Friends is an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 1973 to 1986 on ABC as part of its Saturday morning cartoon lineup. ... 7-Eleven is an international franchiser, licensor, and operator of a chain of convenience stores. ...


Education

Genndy began attending Chicago's Eugene Field School in the third grade. School was hard for him because he felt that everyone recognized him as a foreigner. He says he never fit in until he was a sophomore in high school. When he was 16, his father died. He felt that his father was very strict and was an old fashioned man, but Genndy's relationship with his father was very special to him. After the death of his father, Genndy and his family moved to government-funded housing, and he began working while still attending high school. Genndy was introduced to television at this time, which left a deep impact upon his later career.


To satisfy his ambitious family, Genndy tried to take an advertising class, because they were pushing him to be a businessman. However, he signed up late, and therefore did not have any choice over his classes. He was assigned to take an animation class, and this led to his studying animation at Chicago's Columbia College. He worked in a frenzy, trying to build his profile as an animator. Around 1991, he made a three-minute short film by himself. This was the beginning of a prolific career, and from this, along with a shoebox full of flipbooks, he managed to get into the California Institute of the Arts with his friend, Robert Renzetti. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Columbia College Chicago is the largest arts communications college in the United States. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... Robert Rob Renzetti is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot. ...


He came up with the idea of Dexter's Laboratory in college; inspired by a drawing of a ballerina. He developed another short film in his second year. Dexters Laboratory (Dexters Lab for short) is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. ...


Early career

Tartakovsky's early animation career consisted of in-betweening for various animated television shows, such as Batman: The Animated Series and The Critic. Later, Tartakovsky worked at Hanna-Barbera, drawing storyboards for the show 2 Stupid Dogs. The animated Batman shoots his grappling gun from a rooftop in a scene from the episode, On Leather Wings. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... 2 Stupid Dogs was an American animated television series created by Donovan Cook and produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons that ran from September 1993 to January 1995 on TBS Superstation. ...


Tartakovsky's work at Hanna-Barbera

Craig McCracken showed his portfolio to Hanna-Barbera and got the job art directing for the show 2 Stupid Dogs. They asked him if he knew anyone else, and he responded, saying that he knew that Robert Renzetti and Genndy Tartakovsky would be right for the job. This was a major turning point in Tartakovsky's career. Hanna-Barbera let Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken, Robert Renzetti, and Paul Rudish work in a trailer in the parking lot of the studio, and there, Genndy Tartakovsky started creating his best known works. McCracken appeared as himself (in an animated form) in the Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends episode One False Movie. Craig McCracken (b. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... 2 Stupid Dogs was an American animated television series created by Donovan Cook and produced by Hanna-Barbera Cartoons that ran from September 1993 to January 1995 on TBS Superstation. ... Robert Rob Renzetti is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot. ... Cartoon Network Studios, formerly known as Hanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc. ... McCracken appeared as himself (in an animated form) in the Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends episode One False Movie. Craig McCracken (b. ... Robert Rob Renzetti is an American animator and director who created the animated television series My Life as a Teenage Robot. ... Paul Rudish is an American animator who helped create Dexters Laboratory and The PowerPuff Girls Categories: | | | ...


Major works

Tartakovsky is most well known for creating, writing, and directing the animated series Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack. Dexter's Laboratory grew out of a student film with the same title that he produced while at the California Institute of the Arts. Additionally, he helped produce The Powerpuff Girls and has directed many episodes, serving as the animation director for The Powerpuff Girls Movie. All three projects were nominated repeatedly for Emmy Awards, with Samurai Jack finally winning "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)" in 2004 (the same year he would win in the category for One Hour or More for Star Wars: Clone Wars) An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... Dexters Laboratory (Dexters Lab for short) is an American animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky. ... Samurai Jack is an Emmy-award winning, American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An Emmy Award. ... Samurai Jack is an Emmy-award winning, American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ...


George Lucas so admired Samurai Jack that he contacted Tartakovsky and the resulting project was Star Wars: Clone Wars, a successful animated miniseries depicting the Clone War events taking place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The series has won three Emmy awards, 2 for "Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)" (in 2004 and 2005) and another for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation" (for Justin Thompson in 2005). Tartakovsky has no plans to work on future Star Wars projects.[3] George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Samurai Jack is an Emmy-award winning, American animated television series created by animator Genndy Tartakovsky that aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 until 2004. ... Star Wars: Clone Wars (November 7, 2003 - present) is an animated Star Wars television series that chronicles the Clone Wars between the Republic under Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy of Independent Systems under Count Dooku. ... A scene from Attack of the Clones depicting the Battle of Geonosis, the first battle of the Clone Wars The Clone Wars (also known as the Clone War) are a series of fictional intragalactic battles in George Lucass science fiction saga Star Wars. ... Film poster for Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) is the fifth Star Wars science fiction movie released and the second part of the prequel trilogy which began with Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. ... Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the third episode of the Star Wars film series (but the sixth film to be produced), to be released on Thursday, May 19, 2005. ... An Emmy Award. ...


To date, Tartakovsky has amassed 12 Emmy nominations and three wins. While thus far being nominated four times for Annie Awards, he has never won. The Annie Awards are given to actors for their work in voice-overs including those done in animated film, video games and other vocally-driven art. ...


Orphanage studios

Recently, Tartakovsky has been made creative president of The Orphanage, an animation studio fabricated of Lucasfilm veterans. The company hopes to one day rival animation giant Pixar, and believes that Tartakovsky can get them there. Their first feature will be the sequel to the 1982 classic The Dark Crystal. It will be directed by Tartakovsky and is titled Power of the Dark Crystal, with a release date set for early-to-mid 2008. The Orphanage is a visual effects (vfx) studio located in California. ... Lucasfilm Ltd. ... Pixars studio lot in Emeryville Pixar Animation Studios is an American computer animation studio based in Emeryville, California (USA) notable for its seven Academy Awards. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. ... The Power of the Dark Crystal is the sequel to the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal scheduled for spring 2008. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future projects

He has also been pitching a cartoon series of Stephen King's The Dark Tower to HBO. It is unknown how the recent Dark Tower comics will affect the possibility of this projected series becoming a reality - whether the foray into an illustrated medium will pave the way for Genndy's animation, or if it will prove to be enough for King and the Grant publishing company. There had been rumors of his connection to the long-standing Astro Boy movie project,[4] but Colin Brady was recently announced to be the new director.[5] Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... The Dark Tower painting by Michael Whelan The Dark Tower is a series of seven books by American writer Stephen King that tells the tale of lead character Roland Deschains quest for the Dark Tower. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner. ... The feature film of the long-running anime series Astro Boy will be released in 2009. ...


Genndy recently helped create and directed animation on a new series for Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. The series, which is titled Korgoth of Barbaria, is set for a complete first season which will air in spring of 2007. Adult Swim, sometimes rendered [adult swim] based on its logo, is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Korgoth of Barbaria is an American animated television series created by Aaron Springer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


Genndy will being writing and directing a Samurai Jack film, which will be the first film to be produced by the new film company, Frederator Films.


References

  1. ^ Animator Profile: GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY. CartoonNetwork.com. Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  2. ^ The Way of the Samurai. TheJewishJournal.com (2001-08-03). Retrieved on 2007-03-24.
  3. ^ Movie File: Russell Crowe, Seann William Scott, Ne-Yo & More. MTV.com (2006-09-28). Retrieved on 2007-03-25.
  4. ^ http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2004-06-05/genndy-tartakovsky-does-astro-boy
  5. ^ Imagi Press Release: Astro Boy.
  • Genndy's Scrapbook (Samurai Jack Season 2, Disk 2)

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Genndy Tartakovsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (628 words)
Genndy Tartakovsky (Russian: Геннадий Тартаковский (Gyennadiy Tartakovskiy), born January 17, 1970) is a leading modern animator.
Tartakovsky is most well known for creating, writing, and directing the animated series Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack.
Genndy recently helped create and directed animation on a new series for cartoon network's Adult Swim.
Star Wars: Biography | Genndy Tartakovsky (386 words)
Tartakovsky was hand-selected by George Lucas and Lucasfilm Ltd. to create Star Wars: Clone Wars, a one-of-a-kind 20-episode "micro-series" that continues the saga where the live-action feature film Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones left off.
Tartakovsky has been called "one of the industry's rising stars" by People and was tapped as one of the most creative people in entertainment when he was named to Entertainment Weekly's "It List" in 1999.
Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, until his family moved to Chicago when he was seven years of age.
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