Dexter's Laboratory - Netflix
Deep in the depths of his secret laboratory, boy genius Dexter computes, experiments, invents and builds incredible creations like mom robots, interdimensional portals, talking animals, brain replacements and stealth dodgeball devices, until his ditzy sister Dee Dee ruins his overly-executed plans … if only he could fit her into a test tube!
Runtime: 30 minutes
Dexter's Laboratory - Dexter's Laboratory - Netflix
Dexter's Laboratory (commonly abbreviated as Dexter's Lab) is an American comic science fiction animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network and is the first of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. The series follows Dexter, a boy-genius and inventor with a secret laboratory in the basement of his house, who constantly battles his sister Dee Dee in an attempt to keep her out of the lab. He also engages in a bitter rivalry with his neighbor and fellow-genius Mandark. The first two seasons contained additional segments: Dial M for Monkey, which focuses on Dexter's pet lab-monkey/superhero, and The Justice Friends, about a trio of superheroes who share an apartment. Tartakovsky pitched the series to Fred Seibert's first animated shorts showcase What a Cartoon! at Hanna-Barbera, basing it on student films he produced while attending the California Institute of the Arts. Two pilots aired on Cartoon Network from 1995 to 1996; viewer approval ratings convinced the network to order a half-hour series, which initially ran for 52 episodes from 1996 to 1998. In 1999, a television movie titled Ego Trip aired as the intended series finale, and Tartakovsky left to begin work on his new series, Samurai Jack. However, from 2001 to 2003, Cartoon Network revived the series for 26 more episodes, under Chris Savino and a different production team at Cartoon Network Studios. Dexter's Laboratory received widespread critical acclaim and high ratings, and became one of Cartoon Network's most popular and successful original series. During its run, the series won three Annie Awards, with nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards, four Golden Reel Awards, and nine additional Annie Awards. The series is notable for helping launch the careers of several animators, such as Craig McCracken, Seth MacFarlane, Butch Hartman, and Rob Renzetti. Spin-off media include comic books, DVD and VHS releases, music albums, collectible toys, and video games.
Dexter's Laboratory - Revival - Netflix
After the series went on hiatus, Tartakovsky went on to work as a supervising producer on colleague Craig McCracken's series, The Powerpuff Girls, serving as a director for several episodes alongside McCracken, and the animation director and cinematographer for The Powerpuff Girls Movie. He subsequently began working on his new projects, Samurai Jack and Star Wars: Clone Wars. MacFarlane and Hartman had left Time Warner altogether at this point, focusing on Family Guy and The Fairly OddParents, respectively. On February 21, 2001, Cartoon Network announced Dexter's Laboratory had been revived for a 13-episode third season. The series was given a new production team at Cartoon Network Studios, with Chris Savino taking over as the creative director in Tartakovsky's absence. Later in season four, Savino was also promoted to producer giving him further control over the show, such as the budget. The revival episodes featured revised visual designs and sound effects, recast voice actors, continuity shakeups, and the transition from traditional cel animation, which was used in the first two seasons and “Ego Trip”, to digital ink and paint, which was used permanently beginning with the third-season premiere, entitled “Streaky Clean”, which aired in 2001, when many other programs made the switchover to digital coloring.
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