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Post by droosan » May 15th, 2019, 1:26 am

Genndy Tartakovsy is returning to Cartoon Network with a new series on Adult Swim: Primal ..



Looks like it's gonna be pretty intense. :o

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Re: Primal

Post by Ben » May 15th, 2019, 4:48 am

Ooh, I’m lovin' the heck out of this! Tarzan Vs Dinosaurs? I’m IN! 8)

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Post by Randall » May 15th, 2019, 8:35 pm

Yeah, that hits all sorts of sweet spots. :)

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Post by Daniel » May 16th, 2019, 7:12 pm

Samurai Jack with Dinosaurs? ;)

While it does look somewhat interesting, might be a bit too bloody for me...

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Re: Primal

Post by EricJ » May 16th, 2019, 9:21 pm

So, apart from Sony still pimping its "Hotel Transylvania" franchise for a house brand, is anyone still taking Tartakovsky seriously as an "emerging artistic talent" anymore, like they were back in the 90s' when nobody knew what to make of Samurai Jack?
Y'know, like Lucas with that first "Clone Wars" cartoon, or when he was supposed to do that Dark Crystal sequel?

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Post by Dacey » May 17th, 2019, 1:21 am

He's been an established name for more than 20 years, so he'd hardly be an "emerging" talent anymore.

Hotel T 3 is also pure "Gendy," by the way. Of the three, it's definitely the one where his fingerprints show the most (in a Powerpuff Girls kind of way).
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Post by droosan » May 17th, 2019, 2:53 am

Yep; Captain Erica is a Genndy Tartakovsky drawing, realized in CG form. :)

He was an 'emerging talent' wayyy back on 2 Stupid Dogs .. and then massively contributed toward building the Cartoon Network brand thoughout the 1990s, which was the reason he was given free rein on Samurai Jack and Clone Wars; he'd earned that.

I was excited to see what he might've done with his sequel to The Dark Crystal .. but it was not to be. Ditto with his Popeye feature at Sony. :|

I very much enjoyed Sym-Bionic Titan .. and hold out hope that, someday, CN will give Tartakovsky (and as much of the S-BT crew as can be gotten together) an additional 'season' -- or more! -- which can properly wrap-up the story .. as was done for Samurai Jack, a couple years ago.

But in the meantime, I look forward to Primal.

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Post by Daniel » June 19th, 2019, 3:43 pm

The first 10 episodes were shown at the Annecy Festival. No dialogue in the first episode and possibly the rest. Well, he is a caveman after all, not to mention Samurai Jack didn't have much dialogue either. Makes sense. ;)

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Re: Primal

Post by droosan » August 30th, 2019, 2:25 am

More of a taste of what's to come, just a couple of months from now .. :mrgreen:


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Re: Primal

Post by Ben » August 30th, 2019, 3:04 am

This continues to look absolutely insanely nuts!

And savage, and raw. And brutal. Very, very brutal!

Is it wrong that I’m kind of looking forward to this more than The Dark Crystal (the new Netflix prequel, not the Genndy sequel that didn’t happen)? It’s just nice and cool to see traditional animation of quality again, whatever the subject and however violent and, yes, primal it is.

That said, Crystal is dropping now, so there’s time to see that before this, quite literally, hits! Hopefully if both that and Primal do well, they might make more and possibly that sequel may yet see the light of Netflix's screens...?

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Re: Primal

Post by Daniel » August 30th, 2019, 3:23 pm

He punch exploded a monkey! :o

Poor woolly...

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