jesse-moynihan

About the lack of Adventure Time

I know it’s easy to blame Cartoon Network for the long hiatus between Adventure Time episodes, and they ARE partially to blame. However I think we fail to see the whole picture when it comes to how fragmented things have become for the crew.

The show, like many others on CN, divides up the work to help crank out a steady stream of episodes within the 9-month production cycle. As many of us already know, a great deal of talent has left Adventure Time to focus on other work.

These are just the people I could remember off of the top of my head who have left the show since it’s inception:

  • Ako Castuera
  • Jesse Moynihan
  • Andy Ristaino
  • Rebecca Sugar
  • Ian Jones Quartey
  • Skylar Page
  • Patrick McHale

Many of these people left during the latter seasons of the show, and trying to recruit new members of staff who can keep that momentum going is very, very difficult. During the last couple of seasons in particular a lot of work fell on the shoulders of just a few people, and that makes keeping a consistent schedule of new releases difficult.

Cartoon Network is still banking on Adventure Time being a viable property, and it shows with all the news surrounding it recently: a theatrical release with Warner Brothers, confirmation of an 8th season, a mini-series about Marceline in season 7, another video game adaption being produced, etc. It’s all very exciting, but the network can’t rely on a single property to bolster viewership. Shows like Steven Universe, Regular Show, Uncle Grandpa, Teen Titans Go!, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball, and We Bare Bears are all being pushed by CN to help fill in the gaps between new episodes of Adventure Time. Not only that, but there are plenty of reruns of old AT episodes to keep audiences invested in the show. It is far from a forgotten property.

The future of the show is looking pretty good. The writers have plenty of steam left, and with new talent like Ashley Burch joining the crew to produce episodes for seasons 7 and 8, I’m excited to see where the show goes from here. Just be patient guys and we’ll see that the show’s next couple of seasons will definitely be worth the wait.

This comic is good in itself but it gets better once you learn that each panel of this comic was done by a different artist going off of whatever the person before them drew for fun. The artists who worked on this? (Not in order) Pendleton Ward (Creator of Adventure Time), Andy Ristaino (Adventure Time storyboard artist), Jesse Moynihan (Adventure Time storyboard artist), and Tom Herpich (Adventure Time storyboard artist). This show is in good hands.

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Adventure Time storyboard artist and writer Jesse Moynihan along with his brother musician and Adventure Time composer Justin Moynihan have created Manly in which they have described as “Silver Surfer meets Star Trek Next Generation, with the violence of Fist of the North Star and the tenderness of the Little Prince”.

Now stop reading the description and check it out for yourself!

Betty

Jesse Moynihan and Ako Castuera’s new episode, “Betty,” premieres tonight. Keep an ear out for Lena Dunham. Says Jesse:

New episode of Adventure Time on Monday featuring some highly anticipated subject matter, according to the message boards I check. This is a scene that was cut from the episode. Wish it could have been 30 seconds longer!

I guess I’m sort of nervous about how people will react to it, but oh well maybe I feel nervous every time an episode I work on airs. This is my second to last episode working with Ako Castuera.

Also, if you are a fan of the show Girls, you’ll be excited to know that Lena Dunham voices one of the main characters in this episode. So look forward to that. Word.

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2014 LINEUP! ARE YOU EXCITED?!

Official CartoonHangover Release Schedule:
Bravest Warriorst
The Parasox Pub - May 22nd
Season of the Worm - June 5th
Season of the Mitch - June 12th

Shorts:
Dead End - June 26th
Chainsaw Richard - July 17th
Manly - July 31st

“Dead End”
The Internet is haunted at Morningwood Road! Barney, Norma, and Pugsley must appease the ghost before she makes a meme of them all. Brought to you by Hamish Steele.

“Manly”
Manly is sent on a mission to save her brother and gain the approval of her father, who happens to be the emperor god of the universe (and kind of a jerk). Created by Jesse and Justin Moynihan.

“Blackford Manor”
Josette is a sweet and curious young maid at gloomy Blackford Manor, whose master has a very disturbing secret. Starring Martin Rayner, Ashly Burch, and Billy West. Created by Jiwook Kim.

“Chainsaw Richard”
Do YOU want to see a burly man with chainsaws? Well, so do Tiny Ghost and Ramses. Brought to you by the creator of Feel Afraid, Christopher Reineman.

“SpaceBear”
SpaceBear and the Astro-Magus, Perplexulo, face off… in SPACE! At a Gas-Teroid. Created by Andy Helms. Animated by Dave Ferguson.

“Bee and PuppyCat”
The series follows Bee, an out-of-work twenty-something, and PuppyCat (“A cat?… or maybe a dog?”) between space and time, as they take on intergalactic temp jobs to make ends meet. Created by Natasha Allegri.

“Bravest Warriors”
Bravest Warriors follows four teenaged heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. Created by Pendleton Ward, the mind behind Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

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