June 14, 2016 : Dexter’s Laboratory’s Importance To Cartoon Network

Den Of Geek has a solid article about the impact of Dexter’s Laboratory on the Cartoon Network’s success over the last twenty years. It talks about the history of the network as well as the origins of the series.

Besides Genndy Tartakovsky, who created the show, it mentions other important people involved with production who went on to have very successful animation careers: specifically Butch Hartman, Craig McCracken, and Seth MacFarlane. The article is an interesting read.

Even though I didn’t get Cartoon Network obsessed until after Dexter’s Laboratory, I always enjoyed reruns whenever on. For me, its greater value was paving the way for shows I really enjoyed. Most importantly, it allowed Genndy to create more – specifically Samurai Jack (and to a lesser extent Star Wars: Clone Wars and Sym-Bionic Titan…sigh, RIP). For that, props to you Dexter’s Laboratory!

posted by Pi Visuals at 11:16 pm

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