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‘Primal’ Trailer: Genndy Tartakovsky’s New Series is Brutally Beautiful

Genndy Tartakovsky makes his highly anticipated return to TV with Primal, an Adult Swim animated series that looked to be as ambitious and visionary as his acclaimed show Samurai Jack. But even the title, and the show’s premise of a caveman who befriends a dinosaur, couldn’t prepare us for just how bloody this show would be. Watch the Primal trailer below. Primal Trailer The first Primal trailer is as simple as its title suggests: the 40-second clip is mostly composed of a series of ima...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Steven Universe, Genndy Tartakovsky, Action/Adventure, TV Trailer, Primal, Tartakovsky, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, Sony s Hotel Translyvania, Samurai Jack Cartoon Network

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Animated Series Primal Ordered by Adult Swim

Genndy Tartakovsky’s animated series Primal ordered by Adult Swim Animator Genndy Tartakovsky is returning to Cartoon Network. The Samurai Jack creator’s new animated series, Primal, has been picked up by Adult Swim. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var standAloneSizeMapping = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([0...
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Adult Swim Orders ‘Primal’ Animated Series From Creator of ‘Samurai Jack’

Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator behind acclaimed Cartoon Network shows like Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory, is returning to his old stomping grounds — with a bit of an upgrade. Adult Swim, the adult-targeted TV block on Cartoon Network that aired the final season of Samurai Jack, has picked up Tartakovsky’s latest project: an animated series called Primal. The half-hour animated TV series that will mark Tartatovsky’s return to the small screen after the director helmed Sony’s Hotel Transy...
Tags: Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Animation, Sony, Cartoon Network, Dexter, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Action/Adventure, Primal, Tartakovsky, Sony s Hotel Transylvania, Tartakovsky Tartakovsky, Sony Animation s Hotel Transylvania

‘Primal’ Animated Series From Genndy Tartakovsky Ordered at Adult Swim

Adult Swim is continuing its partnership with “Samurai Jack” creator Genndy Tartakovsky. Coming off the final season of “Samurai Jack,” which aired in 2017, the cable channel has ordered a new animated series titled “Primal” from the Russian-American animator. “Primal” centers around a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink […]
Tags: Adult Swim, News, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack

Celebrating Shaak Ti, the Forgotten First Female Jedi of ‘Star Wars’ Animation

In a galaxy far, far away, a Togruta Jedi fought for the greater good. She appeared in a Star Wars television series called Clone Wars . She won my heart. She was badass. She was emotional. She was competent. She experienced failure, but plowed through her insecurities. She was the first onscreen forefront female Jedi of the Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars fans know whom I’m talking about.  No, not that Togruta Jedi – not the breakout character Ahsoka Tano.  I’m talking about Jedi M...
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‘Hotel Transylvania 4’ to Hit Theaters in December 2021

Newly minted Oscar winners Sony Pictures Animation have announced a fourth installment in Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvania” series. Not a surprising move, considering the Adam Sandler-led family spin on classic movie monsters has grossed over $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office. While it’s unclear what tone the film will take, Sony will release it […]
Tags: News, Sony, Sony Pictures Animation, Adam Sandler, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky

How Kristine Belson Turned Up the Heat at Sony’s Sleepy Animation Shop

“There are mimosas upstairs,” a staffer reminds Sony Pictures Animation president Kristine Belson on a recent Friday in her sunny and serene office, just a brisk walk from the studio lot in Culver City, Calif. Belson waves off the offer. “Not today,” she responds politely. She cites a packed schedule of home entertainment meetings, as […]
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October 9 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

October 9 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s October 9 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD Skyscraper (exclusive clip) Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, with his fami...
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Why the Animation in ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Looks so Revolutionary

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has shot to the top of my must-see list this winter. The film, which follows Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) as he becomes acclimated to his new spider powers and is mentored by the forever-broke Peter Parker (Jake Johnson), looks like it’ll be charming, heartfelt, and poignant, especially with the smattering of father-son dynamics the film provides (with Brian Tyree Henry playing Miles’ police officer father, Jefferson Davis). Also, it looks fantastic. In fact,...
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The Meg Munches on Moviegoers with $141 Million at Global Box Office

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Meg munches on Moviegoers with $141 million at global box office Warner Bros. Pictures mondo-sized monster movie The Meg opened this weekend in the #1 spot both domestically and internationally with a splash. The long in-development adaptation of the best-selling book by Steve Alten bit into the domestic box office with a $44.3 million weekend haul and swam into open waters internationally with an additional $97 million in 42 territories. Globally the film swallowed th...
Tags: South Korea, UK, Movies, US, Box Office, Spike Lee, Tom Cruise, Mark Gatiss, Mel Brooks, Winnie, Denzel Washington, Meg, Mamma Mia, Christopher Robin, Warner Bros Pictures, Antoine Fuqua

Mission: Impossible – Fallout Opens to Series Record of $153 Million Worldwide

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Mission: Impossible – Fallout opens to series record of $153 million worldwide Much like the star the series Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible – Fallout shows no signs of stopping. The sixth film in the franchise opened to a franchise record of $153 million worldwide with a domestic debut of $61.5 million (a domestic opening record for the series without factoring in inflation adjustments). Internationally the film has only opened in 40% of its markets bu...
Tags: Movies, China, US, Meryl Streep, Oscar, Box Office, Johnson, Pixar, Mel Brooks, Laurence Fishburne, Isabella Rossellini, Colin Firth, Brad Bird, Michael Douglas, Denzel Washington, Lily James

Daily Podcast: Netflix shows on Cable, Buffy, Frasier, Stoned Alone, Deadwood, Genndy Tartakovsky, Charlie’s Angels

On the July 26, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista we’ll discuss the latest news, including Netflix shows on Cable, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Frasier reboots, Stoned Alone , the Deadwood movie, Genndy Tartakovsky ’s R-rated animated comedy, and a new Charlie’s Angels . You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular...
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‘Hotel Transylvania’ Director Genndy Tartakovsky to Helm R-Rated Comedy for Sony

Sony is venturing into R-rated animation under the guidance of Samurai Jack creator and Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky. The Russian-American animator best known for creating the acclaimed Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack has signed on to helm two new feature films for Sony following the box office success of Hotel Transylvania 3. Tartakovsky has signed on to direct two original feature films for Sony, one of which will be the studio’s first major R-rated animated movie, ac...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Animation, Sony, Cartoon Network, Sony Pictures Animation, Fixed, Transylvania, Popeye, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Action/Adventure, Black Knight, Tartakovsky, Genndy

Film News Roundup: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Director Genndy Tartakovsky Signs on for Two Projects

In today’s film news roundup, Genndy Tartakovsky unveils two new projects, Bailey Chase boards a rodeo project, and Cinedigm hires a human resources director. PROJECTS ANNOUNCED Sony Animation has signed “Hotel Transylvania” director Genndy Tartakovsky for a pair of projects — the R-rated comedy “Fixed” and the adventure movie “Black Knight.” “Genndy is one of […]
Tags: News, Cinedigm, Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, Bailey Chase, Sony Animation, Genndy

Genndy Tartakovsky Talks America’s #1 Movie, Hotel Transylvania 3

  BEGIN SLIDESHOW Genndy Tartakovsky talks America’s #1 movie, Hotel Transylvania 3 Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation grabbed the #1 spot this weekend at the worldwide box office, debuting to an estimated $44.1 million for the three-day weekend domestically. Before it opened, had the chance to talk to the trilogy’s director, Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) about the influence of Mad Magazine’s Harvey Kurtzman and other...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Chicago, Warner Bros, Mel Brooks, Captain America, Wolverine, Dracula, Tex Avery, Popeye, Young Frankenstein, Frank Miller, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack

Hey Sony, Reward Genndy Tartakovsky By Giving Him Popeye Again

Genndy Tartakovsky has just landed his third opening weekend success for Sony Pictures Animation with Hotel Transylvania 3. Now, it's time to reward him with his ultimate passion project.
Tags: Religion, Sony Pictures Animation, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky

Hotel Transylvania Box Office: Summer Vacation Soars, Skyscraper Stumbles

While not the flashiest franchise in the world, the Hotel Transylvania series of movies have been putting up solid box office numbers since 2012, and with the release of the third movie - Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation - they have established yet another winner.
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Film Review: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’

In the first “Hotel Transylvania,” Count Dracula’s refusal to conform to the clichés of vampire legend (“I don’t say ‘bleh, bleh, bleh'”) was a mantra for the whole movie, a fast-paced and joke-filled riff on monster mythos that, in its best moments, played like a self-contained Looney Tunes version of “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein.” […]
Tags: Reviews, Adam Sandler, Abbott, Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Why Hotel Transylvania 3 Took The Cast Out Of The Hotel

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is taking the motley crew of monsters on a cruise, and director Genndy Tartakovsky told CinemaBlend exactly why.
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Why Hotel Transylvania 3 Took The Cast Of Out The Hotel

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is taking the motley crew of monsters on a cruise, and director Genndy Tartakovsky told CinemaBlend exactly why.
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Why Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Was More Challenging Than The First Two, According To The Director

Genndy Tartakovsky told CinemaBlend why the Hotel Transylvania threequel was so much more challenging.
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Genndy Tartakovsky Talks Hotel Transylvania 3, Iron Man 2 & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Genndy Tartakovsky talks Hotel Transylvania 3, Iron Man 2 & more! was invited to a special presentation of footage for Sony Pictures Animation‘s upcoming sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. The footage we saw involved an opening set in the late 1800s with Abraham Van Helsing (Jim Gaffigan) pursuing the monsters on a train, as well as a modern day scene of Dracula trying to internet date and his daughter Mavis taking him and the other creatures on a...
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This Realistic Popeye Figure Is a Nightmare the World Was Not Meant to See

Look, there’s a reason why, when Genndy Tartakovsky was going to make a CG Popeye movie, he went for a 3D recreation of the classic cartoon art. The world is not—and arguably never will be—prepared for Realistic Popeye, as this action figure amazingly, terrifyingly shows.Read more...
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One More Trailer for Sony's 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation'

"Maybe you'll find your own fireworks on the cruise?" Sony Pictures has debuted a new official trailer for the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, once again directed by the animation mastermind Genndy Tartakovsky. This series has (apparently) already established a strong fan-base, so this is just continuing the series for them mostly. Hotel Transylvania 3 brings back the "Drac Pack" and his family/squad, this time going on a summer vacation cruise. Drac falls for the "int...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Sony, Sony Pictures, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, To Watch, Adam Sandler Selena Gomez Andy Samberg

A Guide to All the Upcoming Animated Movies

A guide to all the upcoming animated movies Going all the way back to the early Disney classics of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Sleeping Beauty to modern hits Frozen and The LEGO Movie, the animation genre has been one of the longest-lasting and indestructible genres in film history, always drawing in parents and their children, with more recent films finding ways to draw in older audiences as well with humor both age groups can connect to. With so many films in the work and set for r...
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Cartoon Network Provides New Scholarship to CalArts Animation Students

Cartoon Network has a long and successful history with graduates of the prestigious animation school at CalArts: Genndy Tartakovsky (“Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Samurai Jack,” “Star Wars: Clone Wars”), Craig McCracken (“The Powerpuff Girls”) and Pendleton Ward (“Adventure Time”), just to name a few. So now, after a relationship of many years, Cartoon Network, which just celebrated […]
Tags: News, Cartoon Network, CalArts, Craig McCracken, Genndy Tartakovsky, Pendleton Ward, J.G. Quintel, CalArts Animation Students

Soundtrack Review: Samurai Jack Season 5

Samurai Jack Season 5 Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the television score Samurai Jack Season 5 by Tyler Bates. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 79/span> Total Minutes Of Excellence: 6.5 Album Excellence: 14.8% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky and starring Phil LaMarr, Mako & Kevin Michael Richardson. The series follows "Jack...
Tags: Music, TV, Jack, 2017, 10s, Ennio Morricone, Bates, Tyler Bates, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Will Adams, Samurai Jack Season, George Pajon Jr, Adult Swim Music, Phil LaMarr Mako Kevin Michael Richardson, Aku Jack

TV Animators Tooned Up for Big Screen Features

The creative lines between film and television are blurring ever more frequently these days, with many live-action directors, writers and other talent moving with increasing ease between the two media. But in the animation industry, only a handful of directors and writers have made the transition. One of those is Rich Moore, who is directing […]
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More Monster Humor: 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' Trailer

"If anyone needs a vacation… it's Drac!" Sony has unveiled the first trailer for the animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, again directed by the animation mastermind Genndy Tartakovsky. By now you should know what to expect with this series, considering we're about to see the third one next year. Hotel Transylvania 3 brings back the "Drac Pack" and his family/squad, this time going on a summer vacation cruise. Apparently he falls for the "intriguing-yet-dangerous" captain of...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Animation, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, To Watch, Tartakovsky, Drac Sony, Adam Sandler Selena Gomez Andy Samberg

‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Trailer: Dracula Goes on a Cruise and Hijinks Ensue

What happens when Dracula needs to get away from it all? If “he goes on a cruise” wasn’t the first thing to spring to mind (and it shouldn’t have been, because, well, sunlight), then you may be surprised by the Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer, which is all about the world’s most famous vampire and his extended clan going on a vacation. Hotel Transylvania 3 follows 2012’s Hotel Transylvania and 2015’s Hotel Transylvania 2, which revealed that Count Dracula spends his days running a hotel for mon...
Tags: Movies, Bela Lugosi, Animation, Sequels, Sony, Mel Brooks, Sony Pictures Animation, Adam Sandler, Disney Channel, Mavis, Dracula, Transylvania, Hotel Transylvania, Genndy Tartakovsky, Samurai Jack, Ericka