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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 »
Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(350 articles)
Red Sonja and Cub; Good Action, Not Much Else
 (From SoundOnSight. 1 April 2014, 7:42 PM, PDT)

Sony Pictures Animation Sets Upcoming Slate
 (From Dark Horizons. 12 March 2014, 9:08 PM, PDT)

Genndy Tartakovsky Asks Can You Imagine?
 (From EmpireOnline. 12 March 2014, 7:02 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
The Age of the Samurai has returned... See more (59 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)

Linda Simensky .... executive producer: Cartoon Network (unknown episodes)
 
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)

Roy Braverman .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
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 Rodríguez .... 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:
In Episode VIII, one of the bounty hunters in the woods that is riding a robotic elephant is a character from "Dial M for Monkey" from "Dexter's Laboratory." "Dexter's Laboratory" is also created by Genndy Tartakovsky.See more »
Quotes:
Jack:Who else wants some?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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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
The Age of the Samurai has returned..., 25 March 2004
Author: dinoman214

Samurai Jack is the definition of an action cartoon series.

It shows a magnificent samurai, dubbed the name Jack, on a journey to return to the past after he is sent to a dark and unwelcome future run by his archnemesis, the dark shape-shifting wizard Aku.

Along the way, he helps restore order to the forsaken wasteland run by evil controllers in often incredibly action-packed, or otherwise hilarious, ways (in one episode, Jack is turned into a rooster and is forced to take part in cock fighting--which is actually legal during that time).

Genndy Tartakouvsky is an animation genius, coming out with ideas such as Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and the micro-series Star Wars: Clone Wars, which has a second season coming up. The artwork for Samurai Jack is beautiful and the battle scenes are well-thought and brilliantly drawn. The adventures that Jack goes through can be sometimes funny, but still are always action packed. The ideas for Jack's adventures are brilliant as well.

Overall: solid storyline, brilliant characters, well-thought adventures, beautiful artwork, and even more brilliant action.

Rating: 10 out of 10. This series rocks period.

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