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Genndy Borisovich Tartakovsky (born Gennady Borisovich Tartakovsky, Russian: Геннадий Борисович Тартаковский) is an animator known for creating the series, Dexter's Laboratory, and Samurai Jack. He is also a co creator for Sym-Bionic Titan.

Born in Moscow, Russia, he came to the U.S. as a child and gained an interest in animation due to his exposure to many American cartoons and comics. He would attend CalArts to pursue a career in the field and would take small jobs on the shows Tiny Toon Adventures and Batman: The Animated Series after graduating.

His first job at Cartoon Network was on 2 Stupid Dogs and eventually became one of the pioneers of Cartoon Network's Cartoon Cartoons (others include Craig McCracken, John R. Dilworth, Danny Antonucci, Van Partible, etc). Genndy was also a major staff member on the first three seasons of The Powerpuff Girls, and created the Star Wars: Clone Wars mini series.

Genndy also is involved in the field of cinema. He served as the animation director on The Powerpuff Girls Movie and is the director of the Hotel Transylvania films.

Ever since 2002, Genndy had the intention of making a film adaptation of Samurai Jack, however the under-performance of The Powerpuff Girls Movie led to the film being scrapped (among other ideas for theatrical Cartoon Network films). After the series concluded in 2004 he continued to pursue this goal in order to give the series a proper finale (even gaining support from such figures as J.J. Abrams) only to be stunted at each turn. Eventually he formed a deal with Mike Lazzo of Adult Swim to produce a final fifth season which aired in 2017.

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