The Cartoon Animation Genius Genndy Tartakovsky
If the east has Studio Ghibli to boast of, the west has the genius of animator Genndy Tartakovsky to be proud of in the realm of cartoon animation. Some of his well-known and well-loved works include Dexter’s Laboratory which he made when he was only 25 years old, Primal which is a staple among online streamers in need of a good primal animation fix, the great Samurai Jack character from Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Sym-bionic Titan, and of course, the all-ages’ favorite Hotel Transylvania 1, 2 and 3. With all these wonderful animated cartoons under his directorial and writing genius, Genndy Tartakovsky is thought to be the Quentin Tarantino of animation. To boot, no one can and should forget that Genndy Tartakovsky is the producer and director of The Powerpuff Girls. Now, at age 50, Genndy Tartakovsky’s name is synonymous with cartoon animation greatness.
How old is Genny Tartakovsky?
Genndy Tartakovsky was born on January 17, 1970. He is 52 years old.
Genndy Tartakovsky in his 2006 Cartoon Network Studios Office
View this post on Instagram
What cartoon network series marked the directorial debut of Genndy Tartakovsky?
Hanna-Barbera was the cartoon production company that first employed Genndy Tartakovsky’s genius. Genndy Tartakovsky, together with a few other animators, was assigned the art director job for 2 Stupid Dogs. Everything grew from here. Eventually, he along with a number of other animators and directors conceptualized and started Dexter’s Laboratory, marking the continuing genius of the director. Genndy Tartakovsky’s film directing debut was Hotel Transylvania in 2012.
How to draw like Genndy Tartakovsky?
If you ask, Genndy Tartakovsky drawing like him would of course be quite simple. For Genndy, all you have to do is to take a storyboard pitch and translate storyboards into believable and relatable animated cartoons and episodes so that audiences have a feel for the characters. Simple as it is, Genndy mentioned in one interview that one has to have an eye for colors and backgrounds as well and not just faces and characters. In a YouTube video on how to draw like him, Genndy explained how to draw the character of Dracula from Hotel Transylvania. He said that it is important to draw a coffin-shaped head. Next, one would have to draw an outline of the body. The next step is to draw triangles for the arms and ovals for the hands. After that, one could draw the shoes and details for his suit, together with his cowl and cape using parallel lines. From here, a cross on Dracula’s face will serve to outline his visage. To make the face come alive, the ears and hair follow next even as one draws the eyes. After this, it is about coloring the eyes and then adding a smile. And then finally, clean up the drawing through erasers and pencils.
Where was Genndy Tartakovsky born?
Genndy Tartakovsky is Russian-American. Genndy Tartakovsky was born in Moscow. His family moved to Italy where he began to learn to draw. He eventually moved to California to pursue his calling.
How tall is Genndy Tartakovsky and how much does he weigh?
Genndy Tartakovsky stands 5 feet 7 inches tall. He weighs around 150 pounds.
Who is the wife of Genndy Tartakovsky?
Genndy Tartakovsky is married to Dawn David. Dawn David is responsible for many animated cartoons as well. Some of her works include Cats Don’t Dance and Genndy’s Scrapbook.
What is the net worth of Genndy Tartakovsky?
Genndy Tartakovsky has a net worth of around $10 million.
How many kids does Genndy Tartakovsky have?
Genndy Tartakovsky and his wife David Dawn have two children.