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December 1st, 2010

by Nick Edwards

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Pen Pitches “Business Time”

August 13th, 2010

Pendleton Ward Pitch from fredseibert on Vimeo.

Remember last August’s in-studio presentation to the Cartoon Network big bugs from Burbank, Atlanta, and New York? The event included Pen pitching half the “Business Time” storyboard in the main conference room. The quality here is reekish, but it gives you a chance to see and hear how good Pen is at pitching. And for what it’s worth, this is pretty much like a normal crew pitch.

Follow along here:

“Business Time” Storyboard

– Eric

From the Trenches…

April 21st, 2010

“From the trenches” will be an inside look of the creative process and talented crew that work on Adventure Time at Cartoon Network Studios.  Check out the teaser above.  More soon!


Dungeons & Meatlballs.

April 20th, 2010

MB from fredseibert on Vimeo.

I’m not sure if any of you have seen any of the interviews (like here and here) where Pen talks about his influences on Adventure Time, but I found two of three particularly revealing. The Simpsons is a given (it’s been around since Pen’s childhood).

D&D is best left for someone other than me to talk about. “D&D inspires my logic for how I go about creating each episode,” Pen says to Rene Guzman at the San Antonion-Express News. “In D&D, everything’s in front of you, you can do anything you want, it’s all up to your imagination. I like the freedom of that feeling. I like the characters to be able to have the freedom to segue away from a story if they wanted to.” Finn is “quite the justice-seeking righteous paladin.”

For someone my age, his Meatballs influence makes perfect sense. (And I’m particularly partial to it since Bill Murray made [Read more…]

Channel Frederator Sneak Peek and Pen Interview

April 2nd, 2010

Here is the Channel Frederator Adventure Time sneak peak from earlier this week! Featuring an interview with the series’ creator, Pen Ward, and some never-been-seen clips. Don’t forget to check out the premiere on Monday, April 5th @ 8pm on Cartoon Network! You’re already set to watch? How math of you.

Interview by Bobby Miller, edited by Matthias Sundberg.

-Bailee DesRocher

Finn-Hat mania ensues!

February 10th, 2010

Everything is better when you got your Finn hat on! And no one knows that better, than the Adventure Time crew.patrick-seery.JPG

Production Assistant, Patrick Seery sure looks sharp in that hat! [Read more…]

Watch Pen Work, Live

December 14th, 2009

Webcam chat at Ustream

– Eric

A word from Pen.

May 17th, 2009

I asked Pen to do an email interview about the show, since we hadn’t heard directly from him in a while. As usual, he came back with something even better.  –Fred

I made this interview for http://www.adventuretime.tv and http://www.frederator.com — Man, I don’t know what I’m sayin.

To follow up on some of these ideas.. what I’m trying to do with Adventure Time is create a cartoon that kids are going to have fond memories of after they grow up… and hopefully will be able to go back into and watch again and appreciate it a new way after they grow up.

I’m tryin to make it timeless - - - like peewee’s play house. With jokes that should be funny for adults and kids. When I was muttering about “real characters” What I mean is… when I was a kid I cared about cartoon characters. I cared about Lisa Simpson when she loved her substitute [Read more…]

I love wandering around.

May 8th, 2009

Nick Jennings approval stamp
Art director Nick Jennings’ approval stamp

I love wandering around the Adventure Time studio; you never know what’s going to show up. Today, it was Nick Jennings’, Pat McHale’s, and Pen’s personal approval rubber stamps (and the original artwork).

(Thanks David and Kelly for the original artwork.)


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Shhh. Don’t tell…

April 1st, 2009

Pen's on twitter.

…but Pen’s up on twitter. He likes to sing “Que Sera, Sera.”