Exploring the Land of Ooo: An Unofficial Overview and Production History of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time

$110.00

SKU: 9781496846686
Author: Thomas, Paul A
Publication Date: 08/04/2023
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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Description

Exploring the Land of Ooo: An Unofficial Overview and Production History of Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time” is a guide through the colorful and exuberant animated television series that initially aired from 2010 to 2018. Created by visionary artist Pendleton Ward, the series was groundbreaking and is credited by many with heralding in a new golden age of animation. Known for its distinct sense of humor, bold aesthetic choices, and memorable characters, Adventure Time has amassed a fan-following of teenagers and young adults in addition to children. Popularly and critically acclaimed, the show netted three Annie awards, eight Emmys, and a coveted Peabody.

In this thorough overview, author Paul A. Thomas explores the nuances of Adventure Time‘s characters, production history, ancillary media, and vibrant fandom. Based in part on interviews with dozens of the creative individuals who made the show possible, the volume comprises a captivating mix of oral history and primary source analysis. With fresh insight, the book considers the show’s guest-directed episodes, outlines its most famous songs, and explores how its characters were created and cast. Written for fans and scholars alike, Exploring the Land of Ooo ensures that, when it comes to Adventure Time, the fun truly will never end.