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Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal:
 The Complete Second Season
                                  review by Bobby Blakey

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Genndy Tartakovsky has delivered some of my favorite animated series including Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the original Clone Wars micro-series as well as directed the three Hotel Transylvania films. In 2019 he unleashed the all-new series Primal that kicked all kinds of ass. Now you can bring the prehistoric chaos home with Primal: The Complete First Season.

Primal follows the tale of a caveman at the dawn of evolution as he forms an unlikely friendship with an almost extinct dinosaur. With suspense, heartbreak, excitement, love, and fear all without a single word of dialogue, the series is a painting come to life, relying solely on music and graphic imagery to tell the story of two unlikely allies as they navigate through a treacherous world. In Season Two, Spear and Fang journey to a new world to rescue Mira from her captors only to find it is a place filled with savage brutality.

This is easily still one of the most effective and brilliant animated projects in some time. The entire series features very little dialogue but still so much emotion from both the caveman and the dinosaur. You completely understand and feel everything they are both going through whether it be emotional or just action packed. It has no business working as well as it does, but the attention to detail to bring these action packed tales to life works to perfection.


Being a fan of pretty much everything Tartakovsky has done I knew I would love it, but honestly wasn’t sure it could last more than one season. This season stepped things up again with a variety of directions of the caveman and dino as they make new alliances and deal with bigger threats. There is a great episode that completely steps out of the usual story and initially

doesn’t seem to make sense, but it is really more about exploring the primal violence of man and works.


In addition to all 10 episodes of the season, this release includes Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal: Inside the Evolution (New Featurette) - Go Inside the Evolution of the Emmy award-winning show, with Genndy Tartakovsky and his team. They share their inspiration behind the second season and how a four-legged friend inspired one of the most beloved characters.


Grab your copy of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal: The Complete Second Season when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on April 25th from Warner Bros Home Entertainment.

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