Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky

producer, writer, director

Genndy Tartakovsky was born on Jan 17, 1970 in USSR [now Russia]. Genndy Tartakovsky's big-screen debut came with Dexter's Laboratory: Changes directed by Genndy Tartakovsky in 1995. Genndy Tartakovsky is known for Primal: Tales of Savagery directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Aaron LaPlante stars as Spear and Jon Olson as Krog. Genndy Tartakovsky has got 9 awards and 17 nominations so far. The most recent award Genndy Tartakovsky achieved is Annie Awards. The upcoming new movie Genndy Tartakovsky plays is Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania which will be released on Jan 14, 2022.

Genndy Tartakovsky was born and raised in Moscow, USSR. He and his family moved to Chicago, IL when he was 7 years old, after his father defected to the US. His interest in comic books and animation led him to study animation at CalArts in Los Angeles. While he was there he produced two student films, one of which was the basis of his series Dexter's Laboratory (1996). The character of Dee-Dee was inspired by his older brother Alex, who would often spoil younger brother Genndy's plans (as Dee-Dee does to Dexter). His first long form directing work was for the TV movie of the series, Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (1999). He also directed animation for his collaborator Craig McCracken on The Powerpuff Girls (1998) and The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002).His most celebrated work was the epic animated series Samurai Jack (2001), featuring a time-traveling samurai in a battle of good vs. evil. He stopped work on the series to produce Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003) as a direct story tie-in to the beginning of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). He then directed animation for the Adult Swim pilot Korgoth of Barbaria (2006). Plans were up in the air for over a decade for a possible movie conclusion to Samurai Jack, as well as directing a sequel to The Dark Crystal (1982). He created storyboards for the action-packed opening of Iron Man 2 (2010) during this time period.Genndy produced another dynamic TV series Sym-Bionic Titan (2010), before finally landing his first feature on Hotel Transylvania (2012), which would involve taking over a tumultuous production and incorporating 2D techniques to 3D animation. Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) was the first film for which he had creative control over the entire production, although it was still in the style developed during the first film. In 2017, he finally returned to direct a darker season of Samurai Jack to conclude the story on Adult Swim. He is currently directing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018).

  • Birthday

    Jan 17, 1970
  • Place of Birth

    Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
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Known For


9 wins & 17 nominations

Annie Awards
Outstanding Achievement for Directing in an Animated Television/Media Production
Winner - Annie
Winner - Winsor McCay Award
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Animated Program
Winner - Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation
Winner - Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More)
Winner - Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
Winner - Primetime Emmy
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