Event: Genndy Tartakovsky

Date: January 17
Gennadij Borisovič Tartakovskij (this is his full name) was born on January 17, 1970 in Moscow. He is a Russian director, screenwriter and animator.

Moved first to Italy and then to the United States at the age of seven, first in Ohio and then in Chicago where he develop his passion for comics.

He studies first at the Columbia College of Chicago and then in Los Angeles where he studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts. It is here, at CalArt where Genndy animates and directs his first works. One of those is titled Dexter's Laboratory. He find his first job in Spain, in the studios where Batman: The Animated Series and The Critic series are developed.

But is Craig McCracken (at Hanna-Barbera) to expressively request the talents of Tartakovsky and his friend of studies Robert Renzetti, a point that marks a turning point in the career of the Russian animator.

From Dexter's Laboratory to The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack, its name is now a guarantee of quality for animated series.

George Lucas, father of Star Wars franchise, wants him on the direction of Star Wars: Clone Wars, an animated series that tells the events that occurred between the movies Attack of the Clones and The Revenge of the Sith.

Only in 2011 he finally reach the big screens with Sony Pictures Animation and the direction of the blockbuster Hotel Transylvania, first movie of a popular franchise.

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