Two shows that have been making huge splashes in the world of animation are Adventure Time and Gravity Falls. Both exhibit all of the same obnoxious whimsy you expect to find in kid’s cartoons, but where they excel is in creating layered, multifaceted worlds full of mystery and secrets, writing that doesn’t patronize its audience, and lovable characters that leave lasting impressions. It actually makes me excited for the future of animation, and I anticipate what the generation that grew up watching these shows will end up creating. That’s still a long ways away, but in the meantime it seems that their contemporaries have taken the same lessons to heart and used them to push boundaries and make something wholly unique. That’s how we ended up with Over The Garden Wall, Cartoon Network’s first ever miniseries. Continue reading
In Part 2 of episode one Graham, Sam, and Jenny discuss the origins of Princess Bubblegum, the evilness of Peppermint Butler, Finn’s potential Oedipal complex and So Much More! You won’t regret it.
In the first ever installment of our Adventure Time podcasts, we discuss the Great Mushroom War and some of the important episodes offering clues about the truth behind Ooo and some of the shows major characters. Email us with suggestions for future podcasts at firstname.lastname@example.org, or head over to our page on the TR forums. Hope to hear from you soon and thanks for listening. You’re awesome.