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Archive for September, 2010

Manlerette Party Song

September 30th, 2010

Err... I Mean A Manlerette Party

So many fans love the music on Adventure Time. And while we can’t help out those of you who have asked about a soundtrack CD (not in the works, as far as we know), we can post this often-requested track from “When Wedding Bells Thaw.” The show’s composer, Casey Basichis, wrote this: “That was my buddy Tim Kiefer’s track, he is officially working with me this season. We’ve been working together for ten years, he’s a brilliant musician.” So, thanks, Tim. And thanks, Casey.

Click here to listen.

– Eric

Favorite Quotations?

September 29th, 2010

We love work for you!

So we’re putting together a list of some favorite lines of dialog from the first season, and “we need help our business.” Any short, excellent sayings you particularly dug?

Thanks a ton (and a big thanks to everybody who weighed in on the earlier post re-capping season one; it’s much appreciated).

– Eric

A Lady, a Queen, and a Princess Walk into a Studio…

September 29th, 2010

Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, and Princess BubblegumCute alert! Niki Yang, Olivia Olson, and Hynden Walch record as Lady Rainicorn, Marceline, the Vampire Queen, and Princess Bubblegum at Cartoon Network in Burbank. Even though we’re nearing the end of second season in recording, this was the first time Olivia even met Niki and Hynden. Go figure.

Finn & Jake
Lumpy Space Princess & Tree Trunks

– Eric

Tell Us What You Think

September 28th, 2010

Everyone Says Your Songs Are Super Balls...

It’s tough to fathom, but season one of Adventure Time is history. Last night’s “Gut Grinder” was the final debut of this first batch of 26 eleven-minute episodes. So, assuming you’ve seen at least a good chunk of them, what did you think? Favorite episodes? Disappointed with anything? Characters you want to see more of? Less? Who would like Finn & Jake to deal with real life problems like the ones you face every day? And who would like to see them do just the opposite, getting into far-out situations involving robots and magic powers?

Here’s an episode re-cap, sorted by their half-hour pairings.

Slumber Party Panic
Trouble in Lumpy Space

The Enchiridion!
The Jiggler

Prisoners of Love
Tree Trunks

Ricardio the Heart Guy
Business Time

My Two Favorite People
Memories of Boom Boom Mountain


City of Thieves
The Witch’s Garden

What is Life?
Ocean of Fear

When Wedding Bells Thaw
Freak City

The Duke


What Have You Done?
Rainy Day Daydream

Gut Grinder
His Hero

Thanks for commenting.

– Eric


September 27th, 2010

So many amazing & diverse Adventure Time fan-art / food today! And now LEGOS! Check out these amazing AT Lego renditions by Iain Heath.


LSP Cake Pops!

September 27th, 2010

photoClick on the picture above to check out Amanda Krueger’s awesome Lumpy Space Princess Cake Pops!


AT Graffiti!

September 27th, 2010

Check out this radical AT graffiti art! Artist is unknown, but the picture was taken by banjaloupe!


(Pen writes the mural is “in Chicago near broadway and balmoral, on the back wall of “balmoral auto & body werks” GPS 41°58′50.51″ N 87°39′32.04″ W” — Eric)

“Gut Grinder” Props

September 27th, 2010

Adventure Time Logo - Destroyed

“Gut Grinder’s” prop designers were Phil Rynda, Natasha Allegri, and Tom Herpich. Character clean-up artists were Mike Collins and Alex Campos. Ron Russell and Simon Simmonds were the colorists. Nick Jennings is the show’s art director, and Pat McHale is the creative director.

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Best of Luck, Pat

September 24th, 2010

Pat McHale
Pat “Punsey” McHale

Here’s to Pat McHale.

Pat’s been Adventure Time’s creative director and Pen’s right-hand man since before production began seventy-two years ago. Well, he’s giving up that post today as he and his (also very talented) filmmaker wife, Jiwook Kim, are escaping L.A. and heading off to the east coast and all things Mayberry. (He’ll still be calling in for writers’ meetings, though, no doubt cranking up the phone from atop the nearest telephone pole). No one is indispensable in this business, but when it comes to Adventure Time, Pat really is. We - and you - have been fortunate to have him on the team these past years, and we can only hope we’ll be working with him on his own projects somewhere down the road. Thanks for everything, Pat. Best of luck to you and Jiwook.

– Eric

“Gut Grinder” Title Card

September 24th, 2010

“Gut Grinder” premieres this Monday on Cartoon Network. It’s the final episode from season one.

Phil Rynda designed and Paul Linsley painted the title card under the supervision of Nick Jennings.

– Eric