The entertainment industry isn’t in great shape these days, but as long as we keep giving Genndy Tartakovsky whatever he wants, there will always be a bright spot. He and Adult Swim have been great partners of late, producing top-quality content like Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, the final season of Samurai Jack and the two existing seasons of Primal.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s Unicorn: Warriors Eternal premieres this Thursday. It’s the latest in a long line of top-quality action cartoons created by the man of Russian descent: Samurai Jack, Primal, and somewhere in the middle, Sym-Bionic Titan. That latter one doesn’t get talked about as much, but I saw the whole thing when it was new and trust me — it’s really good.
Animation director Genndy Tartakovsky is the creator of a lot of cool things; Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Sym-Bionic Titan and most recently Primal — but he’s had another project on his plate for some time that barely anyone has known anything about. Today Adult Swim finally gave us a peek at the thing: a 10-episode miniseries called Unicorn Warriors Eternal.
This week’s Adult Swim premieres are the same deal as the last few weeks — Primal on Thursday (AKA today), Tuca & Bertie on Sunday.
Jack is back! Sort of. The cartoon series has wrapped up its story for good (thank you, Adult Swim), but you can experience a lost chapter from the wandering samurai’s adventures when Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time is released for consoles and PC.
As a big fan of Genndy Tartakovsky’s work, Primal is the kind of project I’ve always wanted to see from him. The man is a master of animation timing, with a special flair for dramatic fight scenes. So when a new series was announced that was nothing BUT these scenes, you better believe I was at my couch at midnight October 5.
There are many things about the current state of the world to be miserable about, but for once, fate is favoring the forces of good: GENNDY TARTAKOVSKY IS MAKING COOL CARTOONS AGAIN!
We couldn’t have asked for better news today than this. Animation genius Genndy Tartakovsky, the man behind Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Clone Wars (the original shorts, not the CGI series), is working on a new show. It’s being produced for Adult Swim, and we could get it as soon as six months from now.
Samurai Jack has finished his journey. One of the top-drawer quality cartoons of the 2000’s was given its long-overdue wrap-up as of last Sunday, thanks to an opening in creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s schedule and the willingness of Adult Swim to spend the money. Minus a brief break on April Fool’s Day, ten new episodes of Samurai Jack ran consecutively — and told one solid tale.
Back in the 90’s when Cartoon Network was just a small channel surviving on endless Hanna-Barbera repeats, they took their first steps into original content with a shorts program designed to find talent. And talent they found — Genndy Tartakovsky, fresh out of college, who over the next few years blessed us with some of the best cartoons of the time period: Dexter’s Laboratory, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Sym-Bionic Titan and Samurai Jack.
Talk to anyone of school age in the nineties, and they’ll lay so much nostalgia on you, it might be nauseating. The millennials are invading your tumblrs and buzzfeeds with “OMG, xx is twenty years old now!” and “Random things you forgot about from the year 19XX”. Chances are, a lot of those things don’t hold up.