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Primal 

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Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.
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Aaron LaPlante ...  Spear / ... 6 episodes, 2019-2020
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Primal features a caveman at the dawn of evolution. A dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Bonded by tragedy, this unlikely friendship becomes the only hope of survival in a violent, primordial world.

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This show marks the 4th collaboration of Genndy Tartakovsky and Aaron LaPlante after Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), and the final season of Samurai Jack (2017). It also marks the 2nd collaboration of Genndy Tartakovsky, Tyler Bates, and Joanne Higginbottom after the final season of Samurai Jack. See more »

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Beautiful, Emotional, Raw and Violent
11 October 2019 | by hassambitwSee all my reviews

Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal, set in the Mesozoic era, depicts a story of a caveman named Spear, who, under tragic circumstances, is forced to ally with a T-Rex, Fang, in order to survive whatever obstacles it is they come across on their journey.

I'm three episodes in so far, and I'm hooked. Not only is it beautifully animated which makes every battle scene stand out and be visceral, but it does so much more to appeal to our internal emotions solely by the expressions on the characters' faces and their movements, without really humanizing anything. It reminds you that in this harsh world, to live is to eat, and to eat is to kill. The art style is gorgeous as well, with its world rich with subtle details to make it feel alive. The score for this hits a balance between something eerie and organic, with a bit of drums added in which adds to the tension during chases and whatnot.

This show is a gem. Please go see it and voice your support so we (hopefully) get to see more like this.


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