The B-Movies Podcast | Genndy Tartakovsky on ‘Samurai Jack’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

You know his name, whether or not you can pronounce it. Genndy Tartakovsky, the creator of Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack, is here on Crave’s illustrious B-Movies Podcast, detailing the epic history as an animator and TV producer and revealing the secrets of his new comedy sequel Hotel Transylvania 2.

Genndy Tartakovsky the first animation director we’ve ever had on the show and our host William Bibbiani makes the most of this opportunity with another in-depth, insightful interview about the films and TV shows we all love.

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Previously: The B-Movies Podcast #240 | A Black Mass of Movie Reviews

So listen in as The B-Movies Podcast interviews Genndy Tartakovsky, who says he’s “pushing harder than ever” to finish the saga of Samurai Jack, whether it’s in a movie or a TV mini-series, and describes several of the ways he might deal with the passing of Mako, who famously voiced the villainous Aku. He’s open to recasting Aku, possibly even with Greg Baldwin (who replaced Mako in the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender after the actor’s death in 2006), but “I’ve also been thinking about maybe Aku gets punched and his voice changes, kind of embrace it.”

Stream the entire episode above or subscribe on iTunes to receive weekly news, reviews, exclusive interviews and free commentary tracks! Follow your host on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani, follow the show at @BMoviesPodcast and come back this weekend for another all-new episode, with our review of Hotel Transylvania 2 and more. 

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures

William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most Craved and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.