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Samurai Jack is an American action-adventure animated television series created by Genndy Tartakovsky for Cartoon Network. The series follows "Jack", an unnamed samurai sent through time to a dystopian future ruled by the tyrannical shape-shifting demon Aku. Jack quests to travel back in time and defeat Aku before he can take over the world. The series premiered on August 10, 2001, with a TV movie called The Premiere Movie, before ending in its fourth season on September 25, 2004, without concluding the story. A revival was produced twelve years later, resulting in a fifth season that concluded the series. The fifth season premiered on Adult Swim's Toonami block on March 11, 2017, and the series finale aired on May 20, 2017. A remastered version of The Premiere Movie is set to receive a special theatrical release on October 16, 2017; prior to Samurai Jack: The Complete Series being released on Blu-ray and Digital HD on October 17, 2017, contains remastered versions of the first four seasons of the series. It is also the first Cartoon Network original series to premiere during Jim Samples' tenure as he replaced Betty Cohen two months prior to the series premiere.

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