There is this new ‘toon on Cartoon Network that is worth checking out. I don’t think I’ve been as smitten by a children’s cartoon since the PowerPuff Girls. Anyways, this one is really nothing like that one; just sayin’. And as the father of two, youngest now 10, I have watched a lot of them.
Adventure Time is set in a surrealistic fantasy world sort of like an ongoing D&D campaign where the DM dropped quite a bit of acid. Also, the songs are a nice touch.
Alright people, I’m giving you one more chance. OK, two more.
The creator, Pendleton Ward, submitted the pilot cartoon for a contest on Nickelodeon a couple of years ago where it won acclaim but ultimately was not picked up by Nick. So now Cartoon Network picks it up and Adventure Time is a big success.
What else… Oh, the voice of Jake (the dog) is John DiMaggio, best known as Futurama’s Bender. And Ricardio (the Heart Guy) was voiced by George Takei!
I watched this with my kids the other night and I loved every minute of it. It’s so weird and twisted - you know when your kids say things that are completely surreal and bizarre, but perfectly sensible from a kid’s point of view? That’s what this show is. Pure distilled awesome.
My 8-year-old, who loves most everything fantasy and gaming, thinks this show “sucks” (direct quote). I’ve not seen it yet, so I have no opinion, but as long as it’s not that fucking Chowder show I’m in favor of it.
hahahaha. Cartoon Network has been shoveling a lot of crap lately. Camp Lazlo and Flapjack can join Chowder in the deepest hole available for tossing. The only new thing they have that isn’t absolute garbage is Johnny Test.