Genndy Tartakovsky

‘Popeye’ Movie Loses Director; May Get Canceled at Sony

‘Popeye’ Movie Loses Director; May Get Canceled at Sony

Sad news for anyone eagerly anticipating the CGI animated Popeye movie that was being planned at Sony. Director Genndy Tartakovsky, best known for his Samurai Jack TV show and the 2012 hit Hotel Transylvania, is no longer with the project. Not only that, it may no longer be happening at Sony.

Popeye is in development .

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Genndy Tartakovsky's ‘Goodnight Mr. Foot’ Photos

Genndy Tartakovsky's ‘Goodnight Mr. Foot’ Photos

Hotel Transylvania is still playing in theaters nationwide, and with Halloween approaching, director Genndy Tartakovsky has a special treat for the fans. Regal Cinemas is debuting the filmmaker's new animated short Goodnight, Mr. Foot before all Hotel Transylvania screenings starting Friday, October 26. Take a look at the first three photos from the short, then read all the official details in the press release.

Hotel Transylvania - the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest September opening in movie history and the best opening ever for the studio - is releasing a new animated short as a special Halloween treat.

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A ‘Samurai Jack’ Movie Is Still in the Works Says Genndy Tartakovsky

A ‘Samurai Jack’ Movie Is Still in the Works Says Genndy Tartakovsky

The Samurai Jack TV series aired on Cartoon Network from 2001 to 2004, centering on a lone warrior who journeys through time to save the universe from an evil demon known as Aku. It isn't known if Genndy Tartakovsky will direct the feature, although if Hotel Transylvania is a hit, don't be surprised to hear more about this project in the coming months.

Samurai Jack is in development .

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‘Hotel Transylvania’ 'Happy Birthday' Clip

‘Hotel Transylvania’ 'Happy Birthday' Clip

Sony Pictures Animation has debuted the first clip from director Genndy Tartakovsky's upcoming comedy Hotel Transylvania, which finds Dracula (Adam Sandler) opening a resort for like-minded monsters who just want to get away from the 'scare' for a few precious moments. Here, Drac's daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez) celebrates the start of her 118 birthday, in which her dad has promised a new age of total freedom...But that's not happening, now is it?

Hotel Transylvania was released September 28th, 2012.

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COMIC-CON 2012: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Panel and Genndy Tartakovsky Interview

Hotel Transylvania has officially rolled through Comic-Con 2012, and we now have the press line interviews to prove it. Watch as director Genndy Tartakovsky and producer Michelle Murdocca share their secrets about the film, along with video from the fan signing they participated in earlier in the day.

Hotel Transylvania was released September 28th, 2012.

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Genndy Tartakovsky Signs Overall Deal with Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation continues to expand its stable of talented filmmakers with the signing of three-time Emmy Award winner Genndy Tartakovsky (Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: Clone Wars) to an overall agreement that extends beyond his current directorial film debut of Hotel Transylvania to include development and direction of his own projects, as well as an all-new take on Popeye. The deal was announced today by Bob Osher, President of Sony Pictures Digital Productions, and Michelle Raimo-Kouyate, President of Production, Sony Pictures Animation.

Hotel Transylvania, which arrives in theatres on September 28, 2012, represents Genndy Tartakovsky 's theatrical directorial debut. Genndy Tartakovsky 's new overall deal includes development of his original concepts, as well as an all-new take on Popeye, based on the popular Hearst-owned King Features property and produced by Avi Arad & Ari Arad, which Genndy Tartakovsky is also attached to direct.

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EXCLUSIVE: Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca Talk ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Genndy Tartakovsky and Michelle Murdocca talk Hotel Transylvania Yesterday, I was invited down to the Sony Pictures Animation facility in Culver City, California to preview scenes from the studio's upcoming title Hotel Transylvania, arriving in theaters September 28. The studio is coming off a very successful 2011, with the hits The Smurfs and Arthur Christmas, along with this year's The Pirates! Band of Misfits. SPA looks to continue their trend of success with this new genre comedy that puts a fresh spin on several classic monster characters.

The story revolves around the title locale, which Dracula (Adam Sandler) builds to protect his daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), from humanity, after his wife's mysterious death. For decades, no human has ever set foot in this enormous resort, until Mavis' 118th birthday, when an adventurous backpacker named Johnathan (Andy Samberg) walks through the doors, a massive breach that creates chaos for the over-protective Dracula, especially when Mavis and Johnny start to fall for one another.

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‘Popeye’ Lands Director Genndy Tartakovsky

Genndy Tartakovsky, who makes his feature directorial debut with Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania later this year, is attached to direct Popeye for the studio.

We reported back in November that Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, Zookeeper) are writing the screenplay. No story details were given at this time, although it will be released in 3D.

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