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‘Samurai Jack’ Featurette: Genndy Tartakovsky On the Power of Music In the Show

Posted by Hoob on February 14th, 2017
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In just one month, we’ll finally get to return to the amazing world of Samurai Jack that Genndy Tartakovsky created with Cartoon Network. When we return to the series, it will be a darker and more mature version of the character as he’s fallen on hard times and begun to lose faith in his mission. Even back to the earliest days of the show, music was always a very important aspect of the series. Now, Tartakovsky is sitting down with Tyler Bates to talk about how it has evolved over the years and the creative process involved in bringing music to each episode.

After witnessing the first trailer for Season 5 of Samurai Jack it became clear that creator Genndy Tartakovsky was serious about concluding the series in a meaningful way for the character, the audience who has grown up with the show, and Tartakovsky himself. An integral part of the series’ success has always been its use of music to pump up the emotional beats throughout, and that hasn’t changed with the new, final season, which debuts in just a few weeks. Tartakovsky explains his process for scoring the series, and beatboxes a bit, in a new behind-the-scenes featurette alongside the show’s composer Tyler Bates.


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