Genndy Tartakovsky’s R-Rated Animated Movie Fixed Won’t Rely On Pop Culture Humor

Sony Pictures Animation is partnering with Renegade Animation for “Fixed,” to finally bring Genndy Tartakovsky’s rated-R 3D animated feature to life. “That is the golden ring that we’ve been after since we were in our early 20s,” Tartakovsky told The Wrap. “And on top of that, it’s well-animated.” Renegade Animation was founded by former Disney and Warner Bros. animator and director Darrell Van Citters and his business partner Ashley Postlewaite, and the company has produced “Hi Hi Puffy Amiyumi,” “The Tom and Jerry Show,” “Unikitty!,” and the upcoming “Bossy Bear.”

While the premise of “Fixed” could easily lend itself to cheeky jokes, with Tartakovsky originally worried the film would get slapped with an X rating, he has stood firm in wanting the humor not to be dictated by current trends. “It’s raunchy but it’s got character and it’s cartoony and it’s got heart,” he says. “The humor isn’t pop culture humor. That’s the biggest thing.” Tartakovsky cited examples, saying “There’s no Kardashian jokes, there’s none of that. It’s all character humor.” This is a huge breath of fresh air for a project of this caliber, as studios often shoehorn in references to current events for … some reason. “That’s what makes it much more unique and stand out,” Tartakovsky says. “It feels like nothing else.”

There’s no current release date for “Fixed,” but with Tartakovsky at the helm, it’s sure to be a weird and wonderful ride.

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