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May 14, 2019 7:05 AM   Subscribe

In a tweet this morning, Adult Swim dropped a teaser trailer for Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s newest animated series, Primal. (SLTwitter)

The trailer is filled with various clips of action scenes, with various prehistoric creatures from different eras mashed together in a "savage world" vibe. The animation has the lush look that is Tartakovsky’s trademard, though much more detailed than his previous works - the design clearly takes inspiration from old pulp covers and adventure stories.
posted by NoxAeternum (22 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Looked at the title of this post and briefly wondered if it was a double, but no
posted by duffell at 7:07 AM on May 14

posted by Greg Nog at 7:19 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]

Oh wow, I am old and a pedant. All I could think was that dinosaurs were extinct long before early hominids were wandering the planet. Fighting all the bad science around these days has ruined me for enjoying the cool factor.
posted by Karmakaze at 7:21 AM on May 14 [8 favorites]

Wow, this looks awesome and brutal. It reminds me a lot of Ricardo Delgado’s Age of Reptiles, too.
posted by sleeping bear at 7:22 AM on May 14

Yay!!! Genndy!!! Between this and Invader Zim I wait with antici....
posted by zengargoyle at 7:26 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

So... is it an entire series of a caveman kicking the shit out of dinosaurs?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 7:27 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Here for a gritty reboot of Dino Riders
posted by Space Coyote at 7:30 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

So... is it an entire series of a caveman kicking the shit out of dinosaurs?

No - we have mammoths, sabertooth wolves, and snakes as well!
posted by NoxAeternum at 7:42 AM on May 14 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of old Heavy Metal comics (maybe Richard Corben's Den?)
posted by kokaku at 7:47 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]

Aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh Geeeennndyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
posted by Mizu at 8:14 AM on May 14 [3 favorites]

This show is going Turok.
posted by what does it eat, light? at 8:22 AM on May 14 [8 favorites]

A bit of a Frank Frazetta vibe there too.
posted by fings at 8:31 AM on May 14 [5 favorites]

Bit of Bakshi in the backgrounds.
posted by aramaic at 8:54 AM on May 14 [2 favorites]

posted by FirstMateKate at 9:38 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]

posted by Dr. Twist at 9:39 AM on May 14

posted by GenjiandProust at 9:41 AM on May 14 [4 favorites]

putting feathers on them wouldn't be cannon
posted by Dr. Twist at 9:44 AM on May 14

Deadline has (a tiny bit) more information:
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.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 1:37 PM on May 14

The dark and gritty Ice Age reboot we didn't know we needed.
posted by doctornemo at 2:03 PM on May 14

I love Samurai Jack, it has very questionable science. I love science. I do not question the science of Samurai Jack because it is awesome, esp. the last season. I also watch and love Doctor Who. It is often entertaining. It has science that is often more than questionable. I will watch Primal. I have little doubt that it will unquestionably entertaining. My entertainments are often unrealistic. My reality is rarely as entertaining. Just relax and go with the flow of the science adjacent madness. Maybe just to get into the range give the gift to yourself of watching Samurai Jack or The Venture Bros. If neither appeals, totally cool, find what brings your inner 12 year old joy.

This is gonna be so freaking awesome.
posted by Ignorantsavage at 10:39 PM on May 14

The only good thing to come out of the Star Wars prequel trilogy was Tartakovsky's "Clone Wars" shorts.

posted by mikelieman at 12:11 AM on May 15 [2 favorites]

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