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Primal

A brutal and awe-inspiring animated series that blends adventure, fantasy, and horror—all without dialogue

Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy

best
THE VERY BEST

8.3

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Australia, France
No language
Action-packed, Binge-Worthy, Intense
2019
Aaron LaPlante, Braulio Castillo Jr., Famke Janssen
23 min

Synopsis

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A caveman forms a bond with a dinosaur as they struggle to survive in a hostile world.

Our Take

8.3
The Staff

Disproving the notion that American animation is only for kids, the latest project from Genndy Tartakovsky (most known for Dexter’s Laboratory and Samurai Jack) is an uncompromising action epic that puts most multimillion-dollar live-action blockbusters to shame. Though Tartakovsky has stated that Primal will continue on as an anthology series, the first two seasons tell a surprisingly character-driven story about a caveman and a mother Tyrannosaurus teaming up to survive in the prehistoric wild—with nearly zero dialogue.

It’s a highly entertaining riff on the man vs. nature story that ends up creating a fleshed-out world full of monsters and magic and families destroyed by all this chaos. And this initial set-up only becomes stronger in its second season, as the warmongering nature of man becomes the real threat. It’s all wrapped up in a beautiful technical package that makes a case for traditional (2-D) animation as a vital art form.

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