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Critics and Fans Can't Get Enough of Primal


Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal recently won three of the five Outstanding Achievement In Animation Awards at the 2020 Emmys. The Adult Swim animated series received accolades for Tartakovsky’s story boards, art director Scott Wills, and character designer Stephen DeStefano.

Tartakovsy adds these covetted awards alongside his Emmys for Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. Primal's creator has previously been nominated for Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powderpuff Girls previously and directed the Hotel Transylvania series, which was nominated for a Golden Globe. He's becoming a legend in the world of animation, delivering something bold and distinctly fresh in Primal.

The first five episodes are now complemented by new episodes, which are airing on Showmax every Monday of October. The animated series follows a caveman at the dawn of evolution and a dinosaur on the brink of extinction as the two forge an unlikely partnership. Navigating a primitive, brutal and hostile environment, their unspoken kinship unites them.

People riding dinosaurs may recall Dino-Riders for some who grew up with films like Jurassic Park, but taking it back to the days of early man makes this stylish series captivating and spectacular in its minimalist approach. Using little to no dialogue, it's all about the visual storytelling and soundscape. Grabbing hold of audiences with its harsh reality and gore factor, it's almost a relief that the visuals are animated rather than live-action!

Tartakovsy has been receiving rave reviews from fans and critics alike for Primal. The series has an 8.7/10 rating on IMDb, a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and has been described as "amazing", "genuine", "intense", "eye-popping", "stunning" and "soulful" from Collider to Rolling Stone. Comicbook.com call it a "masterpiece" and from the awards it's landing, it's easy to see why.

Don't take our word for it... experience the dark, brooding and powerful majesty of Primal for yourself.