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Writer:
Genndy Tartakovsky (created by)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
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 »
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 9 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Godsend for American Animation See more (68 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
Genndy Tartakovsky .... executive producer / producer (53 episodes, 2001-2017)
Brian A. Miller .... supervising producer / supervising producer: Cartoon Network Studios / ... (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Diana Ritchey .... associate producer / line producer (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Original Music by
James L. Venable (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
 
Series Film Editing by
Paul Douglas (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
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
Mike Lazzo .... executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network Studios / executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jennifer Pelphrey .... director of production / director of production: Cartoon Network Studios (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Linda Simensky .... executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network Studios / executive in charge of production: Cartoon Network (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Todd Garfield .... production manager (26 episodes, 2002-2004)
 
Series Art Department
Shayne Poindexter .... property designer / prop design (27 episodes, 2001-2004)
Roger Webb .... color stylist (21 episodes, 2001-2004)
Chris Battle .... property designer / prop design (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 / Storyboard by (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)
Jim Smith .... property designer / storyboard artist / ... (6 episodes, 2002-2004)
Michael Manley .... storyboard artist / additional storyboards (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lynne Naylor .... character design (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Bialk .... property designer / prop design (5 episodes, 2001)
Robert Lacko .... clean-up (4 episodes, 2001-2002)
Pat Agnasin .... layout keys (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jennifer C. Baker .... background painter / background artist (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Todd Frederiksen .... layout keys (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Andy Suriano .... character design (3 episodes, 2001-2002)
Frederick J. Gardner III .... property designer (3 episodes, 2001)
Dexter Smith .... character design / clean-up (3 episodes, 2001)
Carey Yost .... storyboard artist / Storyboard by (3 episodes, 2001)
Don Shank .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2003)
Dan Krall .... property designer (2 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jeff Albrecht .... clean-up (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Karen Greslie .... color stylist (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Stec .... layout keys / property designer (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Barbara Krueger .... clean-up (2 episodes, 2001)
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 .... re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer: Hacienda Post (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 (9 episodes, 2001-2004)
Bob Harman .... re-recording mixer / re-recording mixer: Hacienda Post (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 / animation checking (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Robert Lacko .... clean-up artist (49 episodes, 2001-2004)
Jeff Albrecht .... clean-up artist (40 episodes, 2001-2004)
Robert Alvarez .... sheet timer / sheet timing (28 episodes, 2001-2004)
Lynne Naylor .... character designer (26 episodes, 2001-2004)
Andy Suriano .... character designer (26 episodes, 2001-2004)
Pat Agnasin .... layout keys (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
Todd Frederiksen .... layout keys (25 episodes, 2001-2003)
Jennifer C. Baker .... background artist (19 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 (15 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)
Jim Smith .... character designer (8 episodes, 2002)
Chris Mitchell .... character designer (7 episodes, 2001-2003)
Barbara Krueger .... clean-up artist (7 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paul Rudish .... character designer (6 episodes, 2001-2004)
Nadia Vurbenova .... background artist (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Roger Webb .... color stylist (6 episodes, 2001-2003)
Rob Renzetti .... sheet timer / sheet timing (6 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dexter Smith .... character designer / clean-up artist (6 episodes, 2001)
Sae Hyon Park .... animation director (6 episodes, 2003)
Bill Wray .... background artist / painter: main titles / ... (5 episodes, 2001-2004)
Yeol Jung Chang .... animation director (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
Alicia Parkinson .... post-production coordinator / post production coordinator (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Paul Douglas .... supervising editor / on-line editor (49 episodes, 2001-2004)
Rick Taylor .... colorist / telecine operator (40 episodes, 2001-2004)
Craig Price .... online operator / on-line operator / ... (15 episodes, 2001-2002)
Heather Adams .... video post supervisor (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Erik Freid .... assistant on-line editor (4 episodes, 2001)
Bobby Gibis .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Paul Dinletir .... composer: additional music / Additional Music by (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
George Pajon Jr. .... composer: theme music / Main Title Theme and End Title Theme by / ... (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Joe Privitelli .... music editor / music editing (52 episodes, 2001-2004)
Will.i.am .... composer: theme music / Main Title Theme and End Title Theme by / ... (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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25 min (52 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tartakovsky has acknowledged taking some of his inspiration from the Frank Miller graphic novel Ronin, including the premise of a master-less samurai warrior thrown into a dystopic future ahead of our present.See more »
Quotes:
Head Gangster:[talking of a bomb] The gift that keeps on givin'.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in 100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV)See more »

FAQ

What is Jack's real name?
Will Jack ever be able to return to the past?
Is Samurai Jack the "Professor" from the Powerpuff Girls?
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60 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
A Godsend for American Animation, 12 August 2001
Author: trocoin from Worcester, MA

Samurai Jack has something sorely lacking in American animated entertainment - greatness. Not since the Batman series, or perhaps ever, has a American cartoon flaunted such daring visual bravado, intelligent cinematic storytelling, intense action, and a revolutionary spirit so confidently - it's a warmly welcomed shake-up to the monotonous humdrum continuum of TV animation in this country. Genndy Tartakovsky (creator of Dexter's Laboratory) has captured lightning in a bottle with his latest brainchild, and in doing so has demolished the mold for cartoons both present and future. Indeed, calling this show itself a cartoon seems somehow disrespectful and stereotypical. Here, the freedom allowed by the medium brings the story of Jack and his vendetta against a millenial nemesis named Aku in the far future feverishly to life. Every background, set piece, character, and detail are all strikingly imagined, almost shocking in their originality. The minimalist nature of the animation itself gives the program a unique and powerful vitality, and the abstract and sometimes surreal stylization is unlike anything ever seen in cartoons. Tartakovsky avoids the clunky and often lifeless quagmire of more detailed and lifelike approaches to action animation and instead opts for he intensity and impact of a comic book in motion, and the results are both awesome and beautiful.

More than anything else, Samurai Jack truly feels like a work of art, like something that is crafted rather than produced. It's a testament to the fact that animation in the U.S. can be cutting edge, revolutionary, and mature. Truth be told, I haven't been excited about a new television program in quite a while. Time will tell, but Samurai Jack seems destined for masterpiece status - not only here in America, but quite possibly worldwide.

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