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Archive for February, 2011


“Guardians of Sunshine” Animatic

February 16th, 2011

Next Monday’s episode in which Finn and Jake step inside a favorite video game. Jeremy Shada as Finn, John Di Maggio as Jake.

– Eric

A Bakers’s Dozen of Science Guys

February 16th, 2011

Science Guy #1

And what would any Super Science BBQ be without them?

From “The Real You.” 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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“Guardians of Sunshine”

February 15th, 2011

Here’s a quick tease of next week’s “Guardians of Sunshine,” featuring some super cool CG work from Ke Jiang.

– Eric

Rebecca’s “Real You” Re-cap

February 15th, 2011

We Were All Born To Die!!!

If you’ve seen “The Real You (AKA “Born to Die” AKA “The Smartering”),” storyboarded by Adam Muto and Rebecca Sugar, you’ll want to go read Rebecca’s follow-up blog post about the episode. She also includes some nifty concept sketches, too.

Finn makes the black hole so that everyone at the conference can have a near death experience, which will flood their brains with DMT (this is a drug but it’s also naturally released by a near death experience…) When he says, “we were all born to die,” he means that our brains and bodies are built to know how to die.

See how much you learn when you watch cartoons?

– Eric

Rush for the Plush

February 15th, 2011

Jake Plush Doll, Huge

Adventure Time fan plush from PlushSunday. Regarding the Jake above, says she:

It is made using my very own pattern and quality fleece fabric then stuffed with lots and lots of premium polyester fiberfill along with some polly-pellets in his feet. Jake is about 32″ long that’s right almost 3 FEET long. He’s close to 15″ tall and 25″ around his belly.

The Polly-Pellets was the name of my band in college. Or should have been.

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“The Real You” Storyboard

February 15th, 2011

“The Real You” Storyboard

Adam Muto and Rebecca Sugar’s storyboard for “The Real You.”

– Eric

Cartoon Network Enterprises Adds up Team of Mathemagical Soft Lines Partners for Adventure Time with Finn & Jake

February 14th, 2011

Finn Hat

Good news on the merchandise front. Cartoon Network Enterprises is announcing today a whole raft of new Adventure Time stuff coming our way over the next few months. The entire press release is below.

Now that we’ll see a wider variety of merchandise, what character would you most like to see on a T-shirt?

– Eric

Cartoon Network Enterprises Adds up Team of Mathemagical Soft Lines Partners for Adventure Time with Finn & Jake

What time is it? Time for an awesome assortment of consumer products for the hit animated comedy series, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake! Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global licensing and merchandising arm of the network, today announced an algebraic line up of apparel and accessories partners that will feature the best buds Jake and Finn, the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum and other loveable characters from creator Pendelton Ward in a range of categories across retail this spring. Building on [Read more…]

The Last of a Whole Lot of “Silent King” Backgrounds

February 14th, 2011

The episode’s background designers were Ghostshrimp, Santino Lascano, and Chris Tsirgiotis. 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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Don’t Forget “The Real You” Tonight

February 14th, 2011

“The Real You,” storyboarded by Rebecca Sugar and Adam Muto, premieres tonight at 8:00 p.m. Rebecca’s art, above, was plucked from her blog:

“I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star,

and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked,

The only thing caught, a fish… trapped inside the wind.”

-Pablo Neruda

I pitched an early version of this episode’s climax where Finn recited this poem. I pitched it harder than I’ve ever pitched anything. Pen looked at me like I was out of my mind.

– Eric

“The Real You” Title Card

February 11th, 2011

“The Real You” premieres on Cartoon Network Monday, February 14, 2011. Eleven minutes to make your Valentine’s Day absolutely (more) perfect(er).

– Eric