Following yesterday’s awesome news about a new season of Samurai Jack coming our way next year, I got a double dose of Genndy by watching Hotel Transylvania 2 (he directed it), which I’d say is even better than the first one. What I love so much about these two movies is that they are the closest I think we’ve come in the age of CG animation to something that feels at times like those old Warner Bros. cartoons (Merry Melodies and Looney Tunes). There’s something about the way characters are animated that so reminds me of those old shorts – it’s definitely nothing like what you see from Pixar or DreamWorks. Great fun, and makes me sad again that we’ll never see his full take on Popeye.
I’m so incredibly happy at the news that Samurai Jack is coming back next year for a new season, and with
Genndy Tartakovsky still involved. The series is absolutely one of my favorites, and I’m celebrating by watching some of it again (I’m currently progressing through season 2). I love everything about the show, from the designs, the music, the atmosphere, and the style of animation. Can’t wait to see what the new season will be like!