Take A Look At The Production Art Of Samurai Jack

Take A Look At The Production Art Of Samurai Jack

Sharp Designs

Samurai Jack was a high quality animated show created by Genndy Tartakovsky which started in 2001 and had its final run back in 2017. We found a website https://characterdesignreferences.com/ which just ran some rather nifty character designs from the show so we just had to share them with everyone here. Here’s just a selection of them…

Samurai Jack is an animation series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network in 2001. Tartakovsky conceived Samurai Jack after finishing his work on his first Cartoon Network original series, Dexter’s Laboratory, which premiered in 1996. The series was inspired by Tartakovsky’s enjoyment of the Kung Fu televised drama starring David Carradine as well as his fascination with samurai culture. On August 10, 2001, Samurai Jack premiered with a three-part made-for-TV movie called The Premiere Movie. It ran for four seasons consisting of thirteen episodes apiece until September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival was produced twelve years later, resulting in a fifth season that provided a conclusion to the overarching story. The fifth season premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami block on March 11, 2017, and the final episode, which served as the series finale, aired on May 20, 2017. The episodes are directed by Tartakovsky, often in collaboration with others. The series has garnered critical acclaim, and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Animated Program, as well as six Annie Awards and an OIAF Award. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this series.

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