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Genndy Tartakovsky (born 17 January 1970) is a Russian-American animator, writer and director known for creating shows on Cartoon Network and Adult Swim such as Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and directing the first three Hotel Transylvania movies.

Early life

Genndy Tartakovsky was born in Moscow, Russia. He and his family moved to Chicago to escape communism. Genndy became a cartoonist and educated at Calarts.


He would create Dexter's Laboratory at Cartoon Network. He worked alongside Craig McCracken to help him with The Powerpuff Girls. The success of both cartoons helped Genndy create Samurai Jack for the same broadcasting company. George Lucas contacted Genndy to make a Star Wars cartoon while doing Samurai Jack. Genndy shifted work between Adult Swim and Sony Pictures Animation. He directed the first three Hotel Transylvania movies and made a fifth season of Samurai Jack on Adult Swim. He would later create Primal, a prehistoric animated show with no spoken speech.


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