For Cartoon Network and Warner Bros., Pendleton Ward produced the American fantasy animated television series Adventure Time. The show is based on a short film aired on Nicktoons in 2007. After the short became a viral Internet phenomenon, Nickelodeon officials declined the option.
The Cartoon Network commissioned a full-length series from Fred Seibert and Ward, which debuted on March 11, 2010. The series debuted on Cartoon Network on April 5, the same year, and finished its eight-year run on September 3, 2018.
The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, as well as video games, served as inspiration for the series. The cast members recorded their lines in collective takes, and the show frequently used guest actors for supporting and recurring roles.
The cartoon network declared that the series would conclude at the year-end of 2018, following the completion of its tenth season. The Cartoon Network announced it on September 29, 2016.
On September 3, 2018, the series finale aired, after the Distant Land specials and the planned Fionna and Cake spin-off, both available on HBO Max. The series has also inspired various licensed items, including novels, video games, and clothes.
Along with other awards, the series has received nominations and awards. One of the series’ numerous comic book spin-offs garnered an Eisner Award and two Harvey Awards.
Similarly, the Fox sitcom The Simpsons’ twenty-eighth season opener, Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus, features a couch joke that mimics the Adventure Time title sequence, replete with Pendleton Ward himself performing a spoof of the Adventure Time theme song.
Deadpool, the eponymous protagonist of the film series, has been watched by Finn, Jake, and Princess Bubble-gum. The antagonist Luke and his friend Garrett are both fans of the show in the 2016 horror movie Better Watch Out.
After robbing Luke’s babysitter and abusing drugs and alcohol, the two lads play the game Fuck, Marry, Kill using Adventure Time girls as potential victims.
Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California, handled the design and coloring of the episodes, whereas Rough Draft Korea or Saerom Animation dealt with the actual animation in South Korea.
Fred Seibert, the show’s executive producer, liked Felix the Cat and different Max Fleischer cartoons but added that the video gaming industry also significantly influenced the show’s setting.
After completion, returned the animation to the United States, where it was evaluated by the production staff, who searched for errors in the animation or anything that did not animate as intended.
They resolved the issues in Korea, and the animation was completed. In the episode from Season 5, David O Reilly, an Irish filmmaker and writer wrote and directed A Glitch is a Glitch, which showcases his characteristic 3-D animation.
The series occurs in a post-apocalyptic future in the made-up Land of Ooo, nearly a thousand years after a nuclear war known as the Great Mushroom War. Ward claims that the episode occurs after the bombs have dropped and magic has returned to the planet.
Ward imagined the Land of Ooo simply magical before the series was created entirely. The program occurs post-apocalyptic with the creation of the episode Business Time, in which an iceberg holding reanimated businesspeople rises to the surface of a lake.