Genndy Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal With Cartoon Network & Warner Bros. Animation
[via press release]
Emmy®Award-Winning Creator Genndy Tartakovsky
Signs Overall Cross-Studio Deal With Cartoon Network Studios
and Warner Bros. Animation
Burbank, CA (June 15, 2022) – Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) has set an exclusive multiyear cross-studio overall deal with Emmy® Award-winning creator, producer, and director Genndy Tartakovsky.
Under his deal, Tartakovsky will develop, create, and produce original animated programming at both CNS and WBA intended for a variety of audiences and for all television platforms, including HBO Max, external streaming services, cable and broadcast networks. The cross-studio overall deal, developed by CNS and WBA, provides creators with maximum creative flexibility to develop original material and access to the extensive character and franchise libraries at each studio.
Tartakovsky is currently in production on Unicorn: Warriors Eternal – an animated supernatural adventure family event series coming soon to HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Season two of his Emmyâ Award- winning series, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, premieres this Summer on Adult Swim.
Sam Register, President of Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation said: “Genndy is a true visionary who embodies the creator spirit of Cartoon Network Studios. As he continues to push the boundaries of storytelling and animation, we are excited to have a front row seat both here and now also at Warner Bros. Animation.”
Genndy Tartakovsky said: “My time at Cartoon Network Studios, since its inception, has been the most creatively formative and fulfilling years of my career. I now find myself continuing that amazing relationship as well as bringing in Warner Bros. Animation – the home to everything that inspired me to become an animator in the first place. I am beyond excited to see what we do next!”
Genndy Tartakovsky is represented by WME.
Genndy Tartakovsky Bio
Genndy Tartakovsky is an award-winning animation visionary, director, writer and producer best known for the hit Cartoon Network series Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Tartakovsky created Dexter’s Laboratory, Cartoon Network’s first series, during his time at Hanna-Barbera where he also helped produce and direct another fan favorite series, The Powerpuff Girls. He then moved to Cartoon Network Studios, where he created Samurai Jack and Sym-Bionic Titan as well as produced and directed the beloved animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars.
In 2012, Tartakovsky made his feature directorial debut with the Golden Globe Nominated Hotel Transylvania and later directed its two sequels.
Tartakovsky has received an impressive 13 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has been awarded five Emmys for his work on Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack, and Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal.
In 2017, after a twelve-year hiatus, Tartakovsky returned to his roots, bringing back the fan favorite Samurai Jack. Originated from his desire to create the greatest action-adventure animated series ever, Samurai Jack resulted in a show that is cinematic in scope, incorporating action, comedy and intricate artistry and is truly unlike anything else on TV.
Tartakovsky reunited with Adult Swim on a for half-hour animated series, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, that debuted in 2019, that features a caveman at the dawn of evolution, a dinosaur on the brink of extinction and their unlikely friendship that becomes their only hope for survival in a violent, primordial world.
About Cartoon Network Studios
Established in 2000, Cartoon Network Studios (CNS) is a global animation and interactive studio recognized for its innovative approaches to IP development and world-building. Fostering a creator-driven environment, CNS is home to hundreds of visual artists who have been a part of the studio’s many critically acclaimed and groundbreaking animated series including Adventure Time, Craig of the Creek, Steven Universe, Summer Camp Island, The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, and We Baby Bears. CNS has also produced notable Adult Swim hits such as the EmmyÒ-award winning epic Genndy Tartakovky’s Primal, Samurai Jack, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. CNS is also home to Cartoon Cartoons, the studio’s animated shorts program dedicated to innovating the art of animated storytelling, showcasing diverse stories, discovering new voices and mentoring the next generation of animators.
CNS has been honored with multiple awards and accolades including: Emmy®, Peabody, GLAAD and Annie Awards. Internationally, the studio also garnered the BAFTA Children’s Award, Italy’s prestigious Pulcinella Award and Annecy Festival’s Cristal Award. Currently, CNS houses a VR lab, and produces an array of interactive formats and products for youth and young adult audiences around the world. As part of its ongoing efforts to discover unique and promising voices everywhere, the studio has a robust global Artist Program and has numerous partnerships, including Exceptional Minds, Black Women Animate and California Institute of the Arts.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s current series include Animaniacs for Hulu, Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix, Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Batman: Caped Crusader, Batwheels, Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Harley Quinn, Jellystone!, Little Ellen, Looney Tunes Cartoons, My Adventures with Superman, Noonan’s, Tiny Toons Looniversity, Tom and Jerry in New York, Velma and Young Justice for HBO Max, DC Super Hero Girls, Teen Titans Go!, ThunderCats Roar for Cartoon Network, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who?, The Tom and Jerry Show and Yabba-Dabba Dinosaurs! for Boomerang. WBA is also in production on a series of animated longform movie specials for ACME Night, the family programming block on Cartoon Network and HBO Max. Programs include Did I Do that to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story, Merry Little Batman and an Untitled Looney Tunes Cartoons movie. The studio is currently in production with New Line Cinema on the upcoming original anime feature film, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim. WBA’s full-length theatrical film, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, was released in summer 2018. As home to the iconic animated characters from the DC, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Movies — for DVD, Blu-ray® and digital media. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 40 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, a BAFTA Children’s Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 21 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation).