You all know about Double Fine’s annual Amnesia Fortnight? The short of it is is that it’s a “jam process” in developing video games. This year Pen is involved, and he’s pitching four ideas on which you can vote. His zombie-flavored No More McDonalds is above. Here are the three others:
An ‘Adventure’ For Kids and Maybe For Their Parents, Too
Author Lev Grossman (senior book critic for Time) hasn’t been shy about his love for Adventure Time. Here he is talking to NPR explaining why the cartoon is so wonderful, including his personal connection with Ice King:
It’s very affecting. My dad has been going through having Alzheimer’s, and he’s forgotten so much about who he used to be. And I look at him and think this cartoon is about my father dying.
Listen for some insight from Pen, too. Thanks to Neda Ulaby for the nice segment.
Man, Pen is having a double shot of good news today as not only has Adventure Time’s “Princess Cookie” episode made it into Annecy, but so has the premiere episode of his Cartoon Hangover show, Bravest Warriors. Pen’s competition in the category of TV Series is pretty tough, though, even not including himself. Good luck (x2) in June, Pen.
To Annecy, specifically, as “Time Slime” has been nominated in the TV Series category in this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival. With a total of 27 nominees, the competition is pretty fierce, but we’re thrilled to be in such wonderful company. Hats off to Breehn Burns, Pen Ward, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Jason Johnson, Tom King, and the entire Bravest Warriors cast and crew. Take Sunday off, and best of luck when the awards are handed out in June.
How Watching Pen Ward’s Bravest Warriors Will Teach You How To Be Twenty-something
It’s a pretty rad day around here, what with the Bravest Warriorsseason finale now released (watch it, above) and this article from Julia Berke published over on NYU’s blog, NYU Local. Julia writes,
Bravest Warriors thrives on it’s ability to handle more adult themes, like crushing on the opposite sex and worrying about your future, as well as how to handle social interactions, like blind dates (Now Kiss, we’re looking at you). The beautiful thing about Bravest Warriors is that it handles all these issues like Finn and Jake would, through being light-hearted and carefree but tenaciously passionate at the same time.
Cartoon Hangover presents the Season Finale of Bravest Warriors: “Catbug”
When the Bravest Warriors receive mysterious gifts from the See-Through Zone, they must use their wits to unlock the door to the greatest secret. In this season finale, there promises to be more emotion, Catbug, and delicious peanut butter squares than ever before.
Created by Pen right around the same time as Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors has now premiered its tenth episode over on Cartoon Hangover. Tallying comments, for every “Oh, I see!” there will be at least one “Wait, what?”
Cartoon Hangover presents “Ultra Wankershim” Breaking the laws of physics, Wankershim has left the Holo-John and is now taking up residence in NeoMars Park… and he’s growing at an exponential rate. Meanwhile, an old friend returns to share with Chris a vision of the future, and to tell the Bravest Warriors that it’s ALWAYS been Wankershim.
Cartoon Hangover presents “Cereal Master” In the early morning hours Chris and Danny fly from the Bravest Warriors Invisible Hideout on a mission of the utmost importance… to buy cereal for Beth. Chris must comfort a Martian chef with daddy issues and return to his best friend for their jinx-iversary.