Genndy Tartakovsky Bio
Genndy Tartakovsky is an award-winning animation visionary, director, writer and producer best known for the hit Cartoon Network series Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Tartakovsky began working at Hanna-Barbera and was directly involved in the creation of three of the studio’s most prominent animated series in the late ‘90s and early 2000s. He then moved to Cartoon Network, where he created Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jackand Sym-Biotic Titan as well as produced and directed the beloved animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
In 2012, Tartakovsky made his feature directorial debut with the Golden Globe Nominated Hotel Transylvania and most recently directed its sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. He is also back at the helm for the third installment of the monster franchise.
Tartakovsky has received an impressive 13 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has been awarded three Emmys for his work on Star Wars: Clone Wars and Samurai Jack, both for Cartoon Network. Named one of Variety’s “50 to Watch” as a future leader in the entertainment industry, Tartakovsky has been called “one of the industry’s rising stars” by People Magazine and has been tapped as one of the most creative people in entertainment when he was named to Entertainment Weekly’s “It List.” He is also the recipient of the prestigious Winsor McCay Award in recognition for his outstanding career contributions to the art of animation.
Tartakovsky is now returning to his roots, bringing back the fan favorite Samurai Jack after a twelve-year hiatus. Samurai Jack originated from his desire to create the greatest action-adventure animated series ever. The result was a show that is cinematic in scope, incorporating action, comedy and intricate artistry and is truly unlike anything else on TV.