"Adventure Time!Adventure Time (aka Adventure Time with Finn and Jake) started as a seven-minute short created by Pendleton Ward. Originally produced to be a part of "Random! Cartoons" on Nickelodeon, it was meant to premiere in Fall of 2007. The animated variety show was delayed until December 2008, but the short was previewed in 2006. As is the way of things, the previewed short was leaked unto the Internet and quickly went viral.Why? Because it's really frickin' weird, that's why.Both the original short and subsequent series feature the adventures of two best friends: Jake the Dog and Finn the Human (Pen the Human in the original short). Their adventures are nonsensical, crazy, and bear more resemblance to a group of kids playing with action figures than a coherent story... which is probably why it's so dang fun.Much like Homestar Runner, it's sort of a cross between a children's show and a parody of a children's show. These elements are still very much present even after the show took a turn for the darker. Nickelodeon passed on making it into a series, but their rival Cartoon Network saw its potential and ordered two full seasons off the bat. It started airing on April 5 2010 to the delight of 2 million viewers.As of now the show has begun its fifth season, a sixth has already been confirmed, and life is good. It has become so successful that most of the crew members past and present are now getting work in most of Cartoon Network's and Disney's other headlining shows.Did we mention the creator also storyboarded on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack? You can actually see his unique "oomph" in the episodes he storyboards, where there are jointless limbs, cute/scary faces and figures, and a very loose style compared to the other artists. The creator of Flapjack is in turn a writer and producer on Adventure Time, and even voiced a wood witch. The show has pushed several of the cast and production members into the spotlight for animation fans and executives, who suddenly saw them appear in later shows thanks to Adventure Time.Thanks to the massive success of the series, Boom! Kids is publishing a comic book adaptation, written by Ryan North. It's set in its own continuity but is still just as crazy weird as its TV incarnation. Also thanks to the media, it has allowed other characters to get their chance to shine in their own mini series, which are as follows:
Come on, grab your friends
We'll go to very distant lands
With Jake the Dog and Finn the Human
The fun will never end, it's Adventure Time!"
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