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“Death in Bloom” Title Card

February 25th, 2011

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“Death in Bloom” premieres Monday night. The title card was designed by Andy Ristaino painted by Ron Russell.

– Eric

“Guardians of Sunshine” Backgrounds

February 25th, 2011

The episode’s background designers were Ghostshrimp and Santino Lascano. The painters were Martin Ansolabehere, Sandra Calleros, and Ron Russell. Alex Campos created the 8-bit screen designs for the episode. Nick Jennings is the show’s art director, Pat McHale was the creative director. “Guardians of Sunshine’s” 3D animation sequence was handled by Ke Jiang (Jacky).

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“Death in Bloom” Animatic

February 24th, 2011

An animatic clip from “Death in Bloom.” Jeremy Shada as Finn, John Di Maggio as Jake, and Steve Little as the Gate Guardian. “Death in Bloom” debuts Monday night.

– Eric

“Guardians of Sunshine” Storyboard

February 23rd, 2011

“Guardians of Sunshine” Storyboard

Ako Castuera and Tom Herpich’s “Guardians of Sunshine” storyboard.

– Eric

CG Finn, Jake, Bouncy Bee, Hunny Bunny, and Silly Sam

February 22nd, 2011

CG Finn

From “Guardians of Sunshine.” The episode’s CG characters were designed by Phil Rynda then built and animated by Ke Jiang.

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Tom’s “Guardians of Sunshine”

February 20th, 2011

Storyboard artist Tom Herpich’s promo drawing for “Guardians of Sunshine.” The episode was boarded by Tom and Ako Castuera. Watch it tomorrow night.

– Eric

So Long and Good Luck, Phil

February 18th, 2011

Phil

Today is lead character designer Phil Rynda’s last day on Adventure Time. You like to think everyone on any production has made an invaluable, lasting, and distinctive contribution to the show, but in Phil’s case you really can’t understate how important he’s been to Adventure Time (and nearly since day one, too). And if his awesome work weren’t enough, he’s just a really good guy to have around. We only hope Frederator has the nice fortune to work with him again.

Enjoy these few Phil moments from the first two seasons. For Phil in action, watch Chogrin’s video right here.

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A Few “Real You” Characters

February 18th, 2011

Princess Bubblegum in Shorts & T-shirt with Starry Eyes - Special Pose

The episode’s lead designer was Phil Rynda. Natasha Allegri and Andy Ristaino were designers. The character clean-up artist was Alex Campos. Ron Russell and Simon Simmonds were the color stylists. Pat McHale was the creative director. Nick Jennings is the show’s art director.

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“Why Adventure Time is the Ultimate Cartoon”

February 17th, 2011

If There's Anything Fruity Inside My Imagination I'm Gonna Be Pissed!

Collin David over at Splice Today has written a very complimentary piece on the show (as if you couldn’t tell by the title). While I’m not sure everything he writes is on the money - “When Cartoon Network puts out a new show, it’s usually an epic puberty metaphor about an overconfident boy with strange powers who goes through the process of learning how to use them within the scary world around him,” for instance - there’s much here that’s thoughtful and admiring.

There’s no real backstory, there’s no complicated explanation about why a kid is hanging out with a talking dog, there’s no theoretical limits placed on Finn and Jake’s adventures, apart from a unique set of basic, malleable physics. It just is, and that’s the kind of unrestrained, uncomplicated storytelling that makes it beautiful.

Read the whole article here.

– Eric

“The Real You” Backgrounds

February 17th, 2011

The episode’s background designers were Ghostshrimp, and Santino Lascano. The painters were Martin Ansolabehere, Sandra Calleros, and Ron Russell. Nick Jennings is the show’s art director, Pat McHale was the creative director.

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