October 9, 2008 . Samurai Jack Movie? permalink ]

So I was reading an interesting commentary on the new Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series and it got me thinking: what is Genndy Tartakovsky, the directory of the (much better) original Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series, doing nowadays?  He also created Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, plus was involved pretty heavily in the Powerpuff Girls series (in other words, he’s created a lot of great material).

His wikipedia page mentions that he formed his own animation company and they are working on a sequel to The Dark Crystal.  Honestly, I only know of that movie because The Crystal Method used a sample from the intro for their song Trip Like I Do (great song, great album).

Anyway, back to the point.  Although that new movie is his primary focus, a new production company has been formed, Frederator Films, which plans on first working on a Samurai Jack movie.  Genndy will write and direct it, and it will end the story of Samurai Jack.  For those that don’t know, the series never gave Jack a chance to get back to his own time and destroy Aku.  If you don’t know who Jack is or why he’s trying to destroy Aku, get your hands on the DVDs or click on over to the Cartoon Network site and watch some episodes for free!

Posted at 4:59 pm [ 1 comment ] [ Categories: TV ]
1 comment:
On October 9th, 2008, at 7:32 pm, Pi Visuals said ... [ permalink ]

First of all, I am right…a lot.

Secondly, a Samurai Jack Movie? Awesome. I have faith that Genndy will create a more than satisfactory conclusion to a great series.

Lastly, the founder of Federator Films is also the founder of Channel Frederator, which is like a You Tube for animators/artists. His mindset follows that indie artists and lower budget animations can be created and still be very solid visually and commercially. This certainly follows the same mantra as Genndy and Samurai Jack.

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