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    Genndy Tartakovsky

    Геннди Тартаковски, January 17, 1970 • 53 y.o.

    Full Name Gennadiy Borisovich Tartakovskiy
    Place of Birth Moscow, RSFSR [now Russia]
    Citizenship United States Soviet Union
    Career 1994 — ...
    Genres Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
    Height 1.70 m

    Facts

    Gennady Borisovich Tartakovsky (Геннадий Тартаковский) was born on January 17, 1970, in Moscow, to Jewish parents. His father worked as a dentist for government officials and the Soviet Union national ice hockey team. Tartakovsky felt that his father was a very strict and old-fashioned man, but they had a close relationship. His mother, Miriam, was an assistant principal at a school. He has a brother, Alexander, who is two years older and a computer consultant in Chicago. Before coming to the United States, his family moved to Italy. There, Tartakovsky was first drawn to art, inspired by a neighbor's daughter. Tartakovsky later commented, "I remember, I was horrible at it. For the life of me, I couldn't draw a circle".

    Tartakovsky's family moved to the United States when he was seven due to concerns about the effect of antisemitism on their children's lives. The family originally settled in Columbus, Ohio and later moved to Chicago. He was greatly influenced by the comics he found there; his first purchase was an issue of Super Friends. Tartakovsky began attending Chicago's Eugene Field Elementary School in the third grade. School was difficult because he was seen as a foreigner. He went on to attend Chicago's prestigious Lane Tech College Prep High School and says he did not fit in until his sophomore year. When he was 16, his father died of a heart attack. Afterwards, Tartakovsky and his family moved to government-funded housing, and he began working while still attending high school.

    To satisfy his ambitious family, which was encouraging him to be a businessman, Tartakovsky tried to take an advertising class, but signed up late and thereby had little choice over his classes. He was assigned to take an animation class and this led to his study of film at Columbia College Chicago before moving to Los Angeles to study animation at the California Institute of the Arts with his friend Rob Renzetti. There he met Craig McCracken. At CalArts, Tartakovsky directed and animated two student films, one of which became the basis for Dexter's Laboratory. After two years at CalArts, Tartakovsky got a job at Lapiz Azul Productions in Spain on Batman: The Animated Series. There, "he learned the trials of TV animation, labor intensive and cranking it out". While he was in Spain, his mother died of cancer.

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    Title Ratings: 7.01
    My Ratings:
    • Animation 17%
    • Fantasy 15%
    • Adventure 13%
    • Family 12%
    • Action 10%
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                                  Director — 29

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                                  Animation, Action, Adventure
                                  United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                    2023
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                                    2023 — ...

                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 23 min
                                    United States, France • Annisa Adjani...

                                      2022
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                                      2022 — ...

                                      Animation, Action, Adventure
                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                        2022

                                        Animation, Comedy
                                        United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                          2019
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                                          2019

                                          Animation, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 25 min
                                          United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                            2019 — ...

                                            Animation, Horror, Action, 22 min
                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                              2018
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                                              2018

                                              Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 37 min
                                              United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                2017
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                                                2017

                                                Animation, Short, Fantasy, 5 min
                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                  2015
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                                                  2015

                                                  Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hr 29 min
                                                  United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                    2012
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                                                    2012

                                                    Animation, Short, Fantasy, 4 min
                                                    United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                      2012

                                                      Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, 1 hr 31 min
                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                        2010
                                                        12
                                                        2010 — 2011

                                                        Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                        United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                          2006
                                                          13
                                                          2006 — uncredited

                                                          Animation, Fantasy, Action, 22 min
                                                          United States • Aaron Springer...

                                                            2005
                                                            14
                                                            2005

                                                            Animation, Comedy, 25 min
                                                            United States • Carl W. Adams...

                                                              15
                                                              2005 — (original material)

                                                              Animation, Documentary, Family, 4 hr 5 min
                                                              United Kingdom • Esther Dere...

                                                                2003
                                                                16
                                                                2003 — 2005

                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 5 min
                                                                United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                  2002
                                                                  17
                                                                  2002 — uncredited

                                                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 13 min
                                                                  United States • Craig McCracken...

                                                                    2001
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                                                                    2001

                                                                    Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 5 min
                                                                    United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                      2001

                                                                      Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                        2001 — 2017

                                                                        Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                        United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

                                                                          2000
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                                                                          2000 — 2006

                                                                          Animation, Action, Adventure
                                                                          United States • Craig McCracken...

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                                                                            2000

                                                                            Animation, Short, Fantasy, 3 min
                                                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                              1999
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                                                                              1999

                                                                              Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 50 min
                                                                              United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                1998
                                                                                24
                                                                                1998 — 2005

                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                United States, Hong Kong • Craig McCracken...

                                                                                  1996
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                                                                                  1996

                                                                                  Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 10 min
                                                                                  United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                    1995
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                                                                                    1995 — 2003

                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 22 min
                                                                                    United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                      1995

                                                                                      Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 6 min
                                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                        1995 — 2002

                                                                                        Animation, Action, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                                        United States • Patrick A. Ventura...

                                                                                          1993
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                                                                                          1993 — 1995

                                                                                          Animation, Comedy, Family, 22 min
                                                                                          United States • Donovan Cook...

                                                                                            Writer — 25

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                                                                                            Animation, Action, Adventure
                                                                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                              2022
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                                                                                              2022 — ... — (created by)

                                                                                              Animation, Action, Adventure
                                                                                              United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                2022

                                                                                                Animation, Comedy
                                                                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                  2022 — (screenplay by) (story by)

                                                                                                  Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                  United States • Derek Drymon...

                                                                                                    2019
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    2019

                                                                                                    Animation, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 25 min
                                                                                                    United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                      2019 — ... — (story) (written by) (created by)

                                                                                                      Animation, Horror, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                        2018
                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                        2018

                                                                                                        Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                                        United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                          2018 — ... — (co-writers)

                                                                                                          Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 11 min
                                                                                                          Canada

                                                                                                            2017
                                                                                                            9
                                                                                                            2017

                                                                                                            Animation, Short, Fantasy, 5 min
                                                                                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                              2017

                                                                                                              Short
                                                                                                              United States • Steven Sabell

                                                                                                                2010
                                                                                                                11
                                                                                                                2010 — 2011 — (created by) (story) (story by) (written by) (created and written by)

                                                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                  2005
                                                                                                                  12
                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                  Musical, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 45 min
                                                                                                                  United States • Robert Stainton

                                                                                                                    2003
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                                                                                                                    2003 — 2005 — (story)

                                                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 5 min
                                                                                                                    United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                      2001
                                                                                                                      14
                                                                                                                      2001 — (television series Dexter's Laboratory), uncredited

                                                                                                                      Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 5 min
                                                                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                        15
                                                                                                                        2001 — (Created by) (Written by)

                                                                                                                        Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                        United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                                                          2001 — 2017 — (created by) (written by) (story by) (creator) (Created by)

                                                                                                                          Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                          United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

                                                                                                                            2000
                                                                                                                            17
                                                                                                                            2000

                                                                                                                            Animation, Short, Fantasy, 3 min
                                                                                                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                              1999
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                                                                                                                              1999 — (story) (creator: Dexter's Laboratory)

                                                                                                                              Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 50 min
                                                                                                                              United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                1998
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                                                                                                                                1998 — 2005 — (developed by)

                                                                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                                United States, Hong Kong • Craig McCracken...

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                                                                                                                                  1998

                                                                                                                                  Animation, Short
                                                                                                                                  United States • Rob Renzetti

                                                                                                                                    1997
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                                                                                                                                    1997 — 1999 — (story)

                                                                                                                                    Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                                    United States • David Feiss...

                                                                                                                                      1996
                                                                                                                                      22
                                                                                                                                      1996 — (creator)

                                                                                                                                      Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 10 min
                                                                                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                        1995
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                                                                                                                                        1995 — 2003 — (created by) (creator) (story by) (written by)

                                                                                                                                        Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 22 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                                                                          1995 — (creator)

                                                                                                                                          Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 6 min
                                                                                                                                          United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                                                            1995 — 2002 — (creator) (written by)

                                                                                                                                            Animation, Action, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                                                                                            United States • Patrick A. Ventura...

                                                                                                                                              Actor — 4

                                                                                                                                              2022
                                                                                                                                              1
                                                                                                                                              2022 — Blobby, voice

                                                                                                                                              Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                                                              United States • Derek Drymon...

                                                                                                                                                2021
                                                                                                                                                2
                                                                                                                                                2021 — Blobby, Puppy Blobby, voice

                                                                                                                                                Animation, Short, Fantasy, 6 min
                                                                                                                                                United States • Derek Drymon...

                                                                                                                                                  2018
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                                                                                                                                                  2018 — Blobby, Blobby Baby, Puppy Blobby, voice

                                                                                                                                                  Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                                                                                  United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                    2003
                                                                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                                                                    2003 — 2005 — Cyber Pirate of the Future

                                                                                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                    United States • Spike Brandt...

                                                                                                                                                      Producer — 28

                                                                                                                                                      2022
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                                                                                                                                                      2022 — ... — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                      Animation, Action, Adventure
                                                                                                                                                      United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                                                                        2022 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                        Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 27 min
                                                                                                                                                        United States • Derek Drymon...

                                                                                                                                                          2021
                                                                                                                                                          3
                                                                                                                                                          2021 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                          Animation, Short, Fantasy, 6 min
                                                                                                                                                          United States • Derek Drymon...

                                                                                                                                                            2019
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                                                                                                                                                            2019 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                            Animation, Action, Adventure, 1 hr 25 min
                                                                                                                                                            United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                                                                              2019 — ... — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                              Animation, Horror, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                              United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                2010
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                                                                                                                                                                2010 — 2011 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                  2005
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                                                                                                                                                                  2005

                                                                                                                                                                  Animation, Comedy, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Carl W. Adams...

                                                                                                                                                                    2003
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                                                                                                                                                                    2003 — 2005 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 5 min
                                                                                                                                                                    United States, South Korea • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                                                                                      2003 — supervising producer, uncredited

                                                                                                                                                                      Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 44 min
                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Robert Alvarez...

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                                                                                                                                                                        2003 — 2006 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                        Animation, Family, Fantasy, 24 min
                                                                                                                                                                        Canada, United States • Robert Alvarez...

                                                                                                                                                                          2001
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                                                                                                                                                                          2001 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                          Animation, Short, Sci-Fi, 5 min
                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                            12
                                                                                                                                                                            2001 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                            Animation, Comedy, Family, 1 hr 6 min
                                                                                                                                                                            Canada, United States • Chris Savino...

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                                                                                                                                                                              2001 — 2007 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                              Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, 21 min
                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Julie Hashiguchi...

                                                                                                                                                                                14
                                                                                                                                                                                2001 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                                                                                                                  2001 — 2017 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                                                                                                                    2001 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                    Animation, Short, 8 min
                                                                                                                                                                                    Canada, United States • John McIntyre

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                                                                                                                                                                                      2001 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                      Animation, Short, 7 min
                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Charlie Bean...

                                                                                                                                                                                        2000
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                                                                                                                                                                                        2000 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                        Animation, Short, Adventure, 7 min
                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Deborah Cone

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                                                                                                                                                                                          2000 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                          Animation
                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Greg Miller

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                                                                                                                                                                                            2000 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                            Animation, Short, Fantasy, 7 min
                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Maxwell Atoms

                                                                                                                                                                                              21
                                                                                                                                                                                              2000 — 2006 — executive producer, co-executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                                              Animation, Action, Adventure
                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Craig McCracken...

                                                                                                                                                                                                22
                                                                                                                                                                                                2000

                                                                                                                                                                                                Animation, Short, Fantasy, 3 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                  23
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1999 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 50 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1999 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Short, Animation, 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States, South Korea

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1998
                                                                                                                                                                                                      25
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1998 — 2005 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States, Hong Kong • Craig McCracken...

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1997
                                                                                                                                                                                                        26
                                                                                                                                                                                                        1997 — 1999 — co-producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Animation, Adventure, Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • David Feiss...

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1995
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          1995 — 2003 — executive producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Animation, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Genndy Tartakovsky...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1995 — 2002 — supervising producer

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Animation, Action, Adventure, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Patrick A. Ventura...

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Designer — 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                              2022
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Animation, Comedy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                2002
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2002

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 13 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Craig McCracken...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2002

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 1 hr 13 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Craig McCracken...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sound director — 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1999 — recording director

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Animation, Sci-Fi, Action, 50 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Genndy Tartakovsky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Other — 14

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