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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | unknown
Release Date:
10 August 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
In the future evil takes many forms, and our only hope is one man from the past.
Plot:
A samurai sent through time fights to return home and save the world. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Subtly brilliant See more (61 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 22)

Phil LaMarr ... Samurai Jack / ... (48 episodes, 2001-2004)

Mako ... Aku / ... (23 episodes, 2001-2004)
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Series Directed by
Genndy Tartakovsky (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Randy Myers (23 episodes, 2001-2004)
Robert Alvarez (17 episodes, 2001-2004)
Rob Renzetti (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Chris Savino (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Genndy Tartakovsky (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Bryan Andrews (16 episodes, 2001-2004)
Brian Larsen (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Chris Reccardi (10 episodes, 2001-2003)
Paul Rudish (9 episodes, 2001-2004)
Charlie Bean (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Aaron Springer (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Chris Mitchell (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Erik Wiese (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Mark Andrews (5 episodes, 2001-2004)
Carey Yost (3 episodes, 2001)
Don Shank (3 episodes, 2003)
Michael Manley (2 episodes, 2001)
Jim Smith (2 episodes, 2003-2004)

Series Produced by
Brian A. Miller .... supervising producer / supervising producer: Cartoon Network Studios (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Diana Ritchey .... associate producer / line producer (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Genndy Tartakovsky .... executive producer / producer (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Original Music by
James L. Venable (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Casting by
Collette Sunderman (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Art Direction by
Dan Krall (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Scott Wills (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Production Management
Michael Lazzo .... executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network Studios (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jennifer Pelphrey .... director of production (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Linda Simensky .... executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network Studios (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Todd Garfield .... production manager (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Art Department
Shayne Poindexter .... property designer (26 episodes, 2001-2004)
Roger Webb .... color stylist (20 episodes, 2001-2004)
Chris Battle .... property designer (20 episodes, 2001-2002)
Bryan Andrews .... storyboard artist (16 episodes, 2001-2004)
Chris Reccardi .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 2001)
Paul Rudish .... storyboard artist / property designer (12 episodes, 2001-2004)
Brian Larsen .... storyboard artist (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Genndy Tartakovsky .... storyboard artist (11 episodes, 2001-2004)
Erik Wiese .... storyboard artist / additional storyboard (8 episodes, 2002-2004)
Charlie Bean .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Aaron Springer .... storyboard artist (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jairo Lizarazu .... property designer / prop designer (7 episodes, 2003-2004)
Chris Mitchell .... storyboard artist (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Michael Manley .... storyboard artist / additional storyboards (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Bialk .... property designer (5 episodes, 2001)
Jim Smith .... property designer / storyboard artist / ... (5 episodes, 2002-2004)
Frederick J. Gardner III .... property designer (3 episodes, 2001)
Carey Yost .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2001)
Don Shank .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Dan Krall .... property designer (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Justin Thompson .... background designer (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
 
Series Sound Department
Timothy J. Borquez .... supervising rerecording mixer / supervising re-recording mixer (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Eric Freeman .... sound re-recording mixer (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
James Garifi .... track reader (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jim Hearn .... dialogue editor (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Morten Folmer Nielsen .... adr editor / adr recordist (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Serda .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (4 episodes, 2001-2004)
Bob Harman .... sound re-recording mixer (3 episodes, 2001)
Kerry Iverson .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Darrick Bachman .... digital adjustment coordinator (1 episode, 2003)
 
Series Animation Department
Sandy Benenati .... animation checker (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Robert Lacko .... clean-up artist (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jeff Albrecht .... clean-up artist (40 episodes, 2001-2004)
Lynne Naylor .... character designer (29 episodes, 2001-2004)
Robert Alvarez .... sheet timer (27 episodes, 2001-2004)
Andy Suriano .... character designer (27 episodes, 2001-2004)
Pat Agnasin .... layout keys (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
Todd Frederiksen .... layout keys (27 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jennifer C. Baker .... background artist (20 episodes, 2001-2003)
Nelda Ridley .... ink and paint coordinator (19 episodes, 2001-2002)
Leticia Lacy .... color stylist (18 episodes, 2001-2004)
Hueng-soon Park .... animation director (17 episodes, 2001-2004)
James T. Walker .... sheet timer (17 episodes, 2002-2004)
Karen Greslie .... color stylist (16 episodes, 2001-2003)
Ellen Suh .... background artist (15 episodes, 2001-2003)
Yu Mun Jeong .... animation director (12 episodes, 2001-2003)
Shakeh Haghnazarian .... character designer (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Seong Chan Lee .... animation director (11 episodes, 2001-2003)
Randy Myers .... sheet timer (11 episodes, 2001-2003)
Bong Koh Jae .... animation director (10 episodes, 2001-2004)
Craig Kellman .... character designer (9 episodes, 2001-2004)
Barbara Krueger .... clean-up artist (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jim Smith .... character designer (9 episodes, 2002)
Paul Rudish .... character designer (7 episodes, 2001-2004)
Chris Mitchell .... character designer (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Dexter Smith .... character designer / clean-up artist (7 episodes, 2001)
Bill Wray .... background artist / layout keys / ... (6 episodes, 2001-2004)
Nadia Vurbenova .... background artist (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Roger Webb .... color stylist (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Sae Hyon Park .... animation director (6 episodes, 2003)
Yeol Jung Chang .... animation director (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Rob Renzetti .... sheet timer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dan Krall .... layout keys (4 episodes, 2003-2004)
Christopher Brock .... background artist (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Richard Daskas .... background artist (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
Scott Wills .... background artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Paul Stec .... layout keys (2 episodes, 2001)
Justin Thompson .... layout artist / layout keys (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Ted Blackman .... layout keys (2 episodes, 2003)
Kwang-bae Park .... animation director (2 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Editorial Department
Paul Douglas .... supervising editor / on-line editor (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Alicia Parkinson .... post-production coordinator (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Rick Taylor .... colorist / telecine operator (40 episodes, 2001-2004)
Craig Price .... online operator / on-line editor (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Heather Adams .... video post supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Erik Freid .... assistant on-line editor (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Dinletir .... composer: additional music (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
George Pajon Jr. .... composer: theme music / composer: main title and end title theme (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Joe Privitelli .... music editor (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Will.i.am .... composer: theme music (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Other crew
Rita Noriega .... production coordinator (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Amy Keating Rogers .... outline editor (47 episodes, 2001-2004)
Todd Garfield .... production assistant / production coordinator (26 episodes, 2001-2002)
Joanne Halcon .... production accountant (26 episodes, 2001-2002)
Cecilia Rheins .... production estimator (7 episodes, 2002-2004)
Darrick Bachman .... production assistant (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Robert Taleghany .... production estimator (5 episodes, 2002)
Sharra Gage .... talent coordinator (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Helen Bricker .... studio teacher (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
 

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Runtime:
25 min (52 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Brazil, the name Aku was changed to Abu due to the original name's unfortunate similarity to a Portuguese swear word meaning anus.See more »
Quotes:
Head Gangster:[talking of a bomb] The gift that keeps on givin'.See more »
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FAQ

What is Jack's real name?
Will Jack ever be able to return to the past?
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30 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Subtly brilliant, 12 June 2004
Author: StayinFrosty from Ontario, Canada

One of the things that sets Jack apart from other animated action series is its use of subtlety. Though full of scenes of intense action, there are also long stretches with no dialogue, using imagery to tell the story. The art direction is excellent. Some viewers find the characters have a strange graphic style but it works well in the context of the strange world where Jack finds himself.

I especially like the use of different sizes of wide-screen to aid in the story-telling. A full-frame scene will shift to different ratios of widescreen to emphasize images such as a great distance between two characters or to focus on one's eyes. The series also includes subtle humour (note again, subtlety), such as Jack dressing up as a teenager to infiltrate a rave party or accidentally being transformed into a chicken!

Phil LaMarr is excellent as usual as Jack and Mako is the perfect voice for Aku. Those who dismiss it as an anime rip-off should consider the difference between "rip-off" and "inspired by".

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