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Genndy Tartakovsky
Genndy Tartakovsky
Tartakovsky in 2012 at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Native name Геннадий Борисович Тартаковский
Birthday/Birthplace Gennady Borisovich Tartakovsky
(1970-01-17) January 17, 1970
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Profession(s) Animator, director, storyboard artist, producer, screenwriter
Active Years 1991–present
Cool work
  • Dexter’s Laboratory
  • The Powerpuff Girls
  • Samurai Jack
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars
  • Sym-Bionic Titan
  • Hotel Transylvania (film series)
Wife/Husband Dawn David (m. 2000)

Genndy Borisovich Tartakovsky (Russian: Дженнди Борисович Тартаковский, initial Геннадий Борисович Тартаковский, Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovskiy, January 17, 1970) is an animation director, producer, scriptwriter and Russian-American animator . He is known for being the creator of animated series such as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Sym-Bionic Titan, and for directing the animated film Hotel Transylvania, which became a blockbuster. In 2015 its sequel was released, again directed by Tartakovsky.

Tartakovsky has won 12 Emmy nominations and has won three times. He has also been nominated four times for the Annie Awards.

Genndy_Tartakovsky’s Biography

First years

Genndy Tartakovsky was born on January 17, 1970 in Moscow, Soviet Union, to Jewish parents, his father was a dentist in the army’s high-ranking officer corps, and his mother worked as an assistant director in a school. They moved to the United States when he was 7 years old, because his father wanted a better life for him. After moving to the United States, he was influenced by the comics he found in that country. The first comic he bought was one of the Super Friends, while working at 7-Eleven.

Tartakovsky entered the Eugene Field School in Chicago in the third grade. His father died when he was 16 years old. After this, Tartakovsky and his family moved to a government-financed housing. He started working while he was in high school.

To satisfy his family, Genndy tried to take advertising classes, as they wanted him to be a businessman. However, he registered late, so he could not choose which classes to take. He was assigned to animation classes at Columbia College Chicago. Around 1991, he made a short film of three minutes on his own, being the beginning of a prolific career. Later he entered the California Institute of the Arts with his friend Rob Renzetti. In that institute he met Craig McCracken. While at CalArts, Tartakovsky directed and animated two short films, one of which served as the basis for the idea of ​​Dexter’s Laboratory.


During the beginning of his career he had small works in series such as Batman: The animated series and The Critic. Craig McCracken, who worked at Hanna-Barbera, got the studio to hire Tartakovsky and Renzetti to work on the Two Dumb Dogs program. While doing storyboards for the program, Tartakovsky invented some of his best-known series.

The series Dexter’s laboratory, released in 1996, came out of a short film he made while studying at the California Institute of the Arts, which stars Dexter, a genius child who has a secret laboratory in his room. and who is in constant conflict with his sister Dee-Dee, Tartakovksy also wrote and drew Dexter’s 25th comic, titled “Stubble Trouble” and published by DC Comics in August 2001. He was also producer of the series The Powerpuff Girls, for which he directed several episodes. The series shows three girls with super powers who fight against evil. He was also the animation director of the movie The Powerpuff Girls Movie, another of the series he created was Samurai Jack, which mixes genres such as action and fantastic science fiction. These three projects were nominated for the Emmy Awards, with Samurai Jack as the “best animated program of less than an hour” in 2004.

George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga, hired Tartakovsky to direct Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The series was released in 2003 and tells the Clone Wars, which took place between the films Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. The project won three Emmy awards: two for “best animated program of less than an hour” (2004 and 2005) and another for “best individual achievement in animation” (for the fund designer Justin Thompson in 2005.) Tartakovsky has declared have no plans to go back to work on another Star Wars project.

Tartakovsky helped create the pilot episode of Korgoth of Barbaria, which was broadcast by Adult Swim in 2006. However, the project did not manage to become a series, and in 2005, Tartakovsky became the creative president of Orphanage Animation Studios, a computer animation studio belonging to the visual effects company The Orphanage. In February 2006 it was announced that the studio was in charge of creating a sequel to the movie The Dark Crystal (1982), which would be entitled Power of the Dark Crystal and would be directed by Tartakovsky. However, in May 2010 it was revealed that Tartakovsky was replaced by other directors.

In 2010, the director created another animated series, entitled Titan Sim-Biónico and broadcast by Cartoon Network. It tells the story of three characters, Ilana, Lance and Octus, who arrive on Earth trying to escape from their war-torn planet. The series had a season of 20 episodes, after which it was canceled. Subsequently, Tartakovsky worked on the animated prologue of the movie Priest, which was released in April 2011, a month before the premiere of the film .

Tartakovsky was hired by Sony Pictures Animation in 2011 to direct the film Hotel Transylvania. The story revolves around a hotel run by Dracula, where various monsters go to rest far from the presence of humans. 18] Among the actors involved are Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Steve Buscemi, Selena Gomez and Kevin James. A sequel, directed again by Tartakovsky and entitled Hotel Transylvania 2, was released in September 2015.

In June 2012 it was announced that Tartakovsky would be in charge of the direction of a computer-animated film by Popeye, which would be produced by Sony Pictures Animation. In September 2014 a video of proof about the film, where a scene with the characters was shown. In March 2015 Tartakovsky reported in an interview that the new studio directive had canceled the project.

Future projects

It is planned to make a Samurai Jack film, produced by the company Frederator Films, and written and directed by Tartakovsky, in order to conclude the series. In June 2012, Tartakovsky reported that the production of the The film was suspended because JJ Abrams, one of those interested in carrying it out, was busy with other projects.

On December 2, 2015, the Cartoon Network section, Adult Swim, published on its Facebook page a promotional teaser that confirms the return of the Samurai Jack series, which will air in 2016. In a paragraph put on tumblr by Toonami, “Adult Swim is pleased to announce that Jack is back.” Creator and executive producer Genndy Tartakovsky continues the epic story of Samurai Jack with a new 10-episode season that is will debut in the Toonami block of Adult Swim in 2016. ”


After Hotel Transilvania 2 raised more than 473 million dollars in 2015, Sony Pictures Animation announced Hotel Transilvania 3. In September of last year Genndy Tartakovsky said he would not repeat as director. However, the director of the previous installments has changed his mind and will continue telling the stories of Dracula, his daughter, his grandson and company. Adam Sandler returns as dràcula and as a producer. Michael McCullers will be in charge of the script. Tartakovsky said: “I thought I had finished exploring the world of Hotel Transylvania after the first two movies, but while I was out of the franchise finishing my series Samurai Jack, I came up with an idea that excited me and that made me go back and take the rudder of this third adventure was irresistible. “

Genndy Tartakovsky Net Worth – $10 Million

More Facts about Genndy Tartakovsky

Whole Name Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovsky
AKA(s) Genndy Tartakovsky, Tartakovsky, Genndy, Gennadiy Tartakovsky
Born/Where Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
Born January 17, 1970
Astrological sign Capricorn
Relationships Dawn David

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