Adventure Time

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Adventure Time
Genre Adventure, comedy, science-fantasy, black comedy, surreal humor, comedy-drama
Created by Pendleton Ward
Written by Pendleton Ward
Patrick McHale
Adam Muto
Tim McKeon
Merriwether Williams
Steve Little
Thurop Van Orman
Kent Osborne
Mark Banker
Directed by Larry Leichliter
Creative director(s) Patrick McHale (season 1–2)
Cole Sanchez (season 2–3)
Adam Muto (season 3–present)
Nate Cash (season 3–present)
Voices of Jeremy Shada
John DiMaggio
Hynden Walch
Niki Yang
Tom Kenny
Olivia Olson
Martin Olson
Dee Bradley Baker
Pendleton Ward
Polly Lou Livingston
Isabella Acres
Jessica DiCicco
Maria Bamford
Opening theme "Adventure Time" by Pendleton Ward
Ending theme "Island Song" by Ashley Eriksson
Composer(s) Casey James Basichis, Tim Kiefer
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Pendleton Ward
Eric Homan
Derek Drymon (season 1)
Fred Seibert
Producer(s) Kelly Crews
Pendleton Ward (season 1–2)
Running time 11 minutes
Production company(s) Frederator Studios
Cartoon Network Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Cartoon Network
Picture format 1080i
First shown in January 2007 (2007-01)
Original run April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05) – present
Chronology
Related shows Bravest Warriors
Random Cartoons
Other websites
Official website
Production website

Adventure Time is an American animated television show created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. The show is about the adventures of Finn, a 14-year-old human boy[1], and his best friend Jake, a dog with magical powers to change shape and grow and shrink at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo[2].

Episodes[change | edit source]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
Pilot 1 January, 2007
1 13 (26) April 5, 2010 September 27, 2010
2 13 (26) October 11, 2010 May 9, 2011
3 13 (26)[3] July 11, 2011[4] February 13, 2012
4 13 (26) April 2, 2012[5] October 22, 2012
5 26 (52) November 12, 2012 2014

Awards and nominations[change | edit source]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2010 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[6] For "My Two Favorite People" Nominated
2011 Annie Award Best Animated Television Production for Children[7] Adventure Time Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[6] For "It Came From the Nightosphere" Nominated
2012 Annie Award Best Animated Special Production[8] For "Thank You" Nominated
2012 Annie Award Best Storyboarding in a Television Production[8] Rebecca Sugar Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[6] For "Too Young" Nominated
2013 Annie Award Best Animated Television Production For Children[9] For "Princess Cookie" Nominated
2013 Annie Award Design in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[10] For "The Hard Easy" Nominated
2013 Annie Award Storyboarding in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[11] For "Lady & Peebles" and "Goliad" Nominated
2013 Sundance Film Festival Animated Short Film[12] For "Thank You" Nominated
2013 Golden Reel Awards Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, and ADR Animation In Television[13] For "Card Wards" Won
2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival TV Series[14] For "Princess Cookie" Nominated
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Animated Series[15] Adventure Time Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Best Animated Series[16] Adventure Time Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation[17] Andy Ristaino Won
2013 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Short-format Animated Program[18] For "Simon & Marcy" Nominated
2013 British Academy Children's Awards International[19] Adventure Time Won
2014 Annie Award Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience[20] Adventure Time Pending
2014 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[20] Nick Jennings, et al. Pending
2014 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Voice Acting in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[20] Tom Kenny Pending
2014 Annie Award Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production[20] Paul Douglas Pending

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Pendleton Ward, Part 2: More From the ADVENTURE TIME Creator". newsarama.com. 2012-02-14. http://www.newsarama.com/tv/adventure-time-pendleton-ward-2-120214.html. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  2. "Pendleton Ward explains how he’s keeping Adventure Time weird."
  3. Homan, Eric (2010-09-30). "The Secret’s Out – "Adventure Time" Gets Third Season". Frederator Studios Blogs. http://frederatorblogs.com/adventure_time/2010/11/30/the-secrets-out-adventure-time-gets-thirds-season/.
  4. "OVGuide – Conquest of Cuteness". OVGuide. http://www.ovguide.com/tv_episode/adventure-time-with-finn-and-jake-season-3-episode-1-conquest-of-cuteness-4100408. Retrieved June 19, 2011.
  5. I just saw a commercial saying Season 4 will start in April. | Formspring. Formspring.me (2012-02-21). Retrieved on 2012-06-03.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Adventure Time". Emmys.com. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. http://www.emmys.com/shows/adventure-time. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  7. Seibert, Fred (December 6, 2010). "Adventure Time Nominated for an Annie". Frederator Studios. http://archives.frederatorblogs.com/adventure_time/2010/12/06/adventure-time-nominated-for-an-annie/.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Beck, Jerry (December 5, 2011). "Annie Award Nominations 2011". Cartoon Brew. Cartoon Brew LLC. http://www.cartoonbrew.com/events/annie-award-nominations-2011-53561.html. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  9. Busis, Hillary (December 3, 2012). "2012 Annie Award Nominees, Honoring the Best in Animation, Announced". Entertainment Weekly. Time, Inc. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/12/03/annie-awards-nominees/. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  10. "Annie Award Nominations Unveiled". Deadline.com. December 3, 2012. http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/2012-annie-award-nominations/. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  11. King, Susan (December 3, 2012). "'Brave,' 'Wreck-It Ralph' Among Nominees for the Annie Awards". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). http://articles.latimes.com/2012/dec/03/entertainment/la-et-mn-brave-wreck-it-ralph-nominees-annie-awards-20121202/4. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  12. "Thank You – Festival Program". Sundance.org. Sundance Institute. http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13180/thank_you. Retrieved January 23, 2013.
  13. "The 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards Winners and Nominees". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). January 17, 2013. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-mn-60th-mpse-golden-reel-awards-nominees-list,0,2792540.story. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  14. "Annecy 2013 > Festival > Official Selection". Annecy International Animated Film Festival. http://wayback.archive.org/web/20130401141556/http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2013/festival/official-selection:c8. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  15. Nordyke, Kimberley; Wilson, Stacey (June 10, 2013). "Critics' Choice Television Awards: Complete Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/critics-choice-television-awards-complete-565709. Retrieved June 12, 2013.
  16. "Teen Choice Awards Nominations Announced! Who Made The Cut This Year?". http://www.teenvogue.com/entertainment/2013-05/teen-choice-awards-nominations?currentPage=2. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  17. Weisman, Jon (August 14, 2013). "Emmy Wins Come Early for 'Adventure Time,' 'Portlandia,' 'Simpsons'". Variety. Penske Business Media. http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/simpsons-adventure-time-portlandia-emmys-juried-1200577981/. Retrieved August 14, 2013.
  18. Andreeva, Nellie (September 15, 2013). "HBO, ‘Behind The Candelabra’ Lead Creative Arts Emmy Awards; ‘Undercover Boss’, ‘South Park’, Tony Awards, Bob Newhart, Dan Bucatinsky, Melissa Leo, Carrie Preston, Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Among". Deadline.com. http://www.deadline.com/2013/09/creative-arts-emmy-awards-2013-winners-live/. Retrieved September 16, 2013.
  19. "Children's | International in 2013". BAFTA.org. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/childrens/international. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 "41st Annual Annie Awards Categories". AnnieAwards.org. International Animated Film Association. http://annieawards.org/nominees/. Retrieved December 5, 2013.

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