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Genndy Tartakovsky (born Gennady Borisovich Tartakovsky, Russian: Геннадий Борисович Тартаковский; January 17, 1970) is a Russian-American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Cartoon Network animated television series Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Star Wars: Clone Wars and co-creating Sym-Bionic Titan. In 2009, he joined Cartoon Saloon, where he did the storyboard for Nanix 2 and wrote and directed his feature film debut Jade and its sequels, Jade 2 and Jade: Civil War. In 2011, Tartakovsky joined Sony Pictures Animation, where he directed his feature film debut Hotel Transylvania, and its sequel, Hotel Transylvania 2. Although his Russian name Геннадий is normally transliterated as Gennady or Gennadiy, he changed its spelling to Genndy after moving to the US.

He is also creator of the Nickelodeon original series, Music Stars!.


  • Dexter's Laboratory - Creator
  • Samurai Jack - Creator
  • Sym-Bionic Titan - Co-creator
  • Iron Man 2 - Storyboard
  • Jade - Writer and director
  • Hotel Transylvania - Director
  • Jade 2 - Writer and director
  • Hotel Transylvania 2 - Director
  • Jade: Civil War - Writer and director
  • Hotel Transylvania 3 - Co-writer and director
  • Primal - Creator
  • Myth - Creator
  • The Chronicles of Collin the Speedy Boy (2017-2019) - Director (all except a few), producer and writer. He voiced a panicking Finger, A "We Love You, Collin!" Dinosaur and The Screaming Cat.
  • Santiago of the Seas: The Movie (2023) - Writer and director
  • Avems (2027) - Writer and director
  • Deathspider - Writer and director; The Rift Wars trilogy
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