Sunday, January 24, 2010
What time is it? Adventure Time!
"The Ice King is throwing frozen lightning bolts at the Rainicorn!"
Old news for some, but Pendleton Ward's "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake" has been picked up by Cartoon Network and begins airing in April. It follows the adventures of a 12-year-old (Finn) and his size-changing dog (Jake) through a fantasy world of evil wizards, iceclops, and elementals. With one foot in Middle Earth and the other in a really good Mushroom trip, the show's test pilot was a popular viral video a while back. You can still see it here.
Boy - "Why are you always stealing ladies?"
Ice King - "I'm going to make one of them marry me!"
Boy - "That's... stupid!"
Ice King -"...your hat is stupid!"
Boy - "My hat is awesome!"
That the show captures a seemingly perfect moment in time for many of us gamers is unquestionable - 12 years of age has got to be the most perfect age ever invented! What's at question is whether the Cartoon Network will allow the show to keep its trippy edge ("your mind has been trasported back in time! And to Mars!"). Judging from some of the shows my kids watch on the network (Flapjack and Chowder) that's probably not going to be a problem.
Official site here.