Adventure Time - The animated series
Adventure Time is an American 2d animated series on the fantasy, adventure and comedy genre created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network. Produced by Frederator Studios and Cartoon Network Studios, the series follows the adventures of a boy named Finn and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a dog with the magical power to change size and shape whenever he wants. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic land of Ooo, where they interact with Princess Gommarosa (Princess Bonnibel Bubblegum), Ice King, Marceline, BMO and others. The series is based on a 2007 short film produced for the Nicktoons and Frederator Studios Random animation incubator series! Cartoons . After the short film became a viral hit on the internet, Cartoon Network commissioned a complete series, which premiered on March 11, 2010. The show officially premiered on April 5, 2010 and concluded on September 3, 2018.
The series drew inspiration from a variety of sources, including the fantasy RPG Dungeons & Dragons and video games. It was produced using hand drawn animation; the action and dialogue for the episodes are decided by the artists' storyboard based on rough patterns. Since each episode took eight to nine months to complete, multiple episodes were processed at the same time. Cast members recorded their lines in group recordings, and the series regularly hired guest actors for minor and recurring characters. Each episode lasts about eleven minutes; pairs of episodes are often televised to fill the half-hour slots. Cartoon Network announced on September 29, 2016 that the series would end in 2018 after its tenth season aired. The series finale aired on September 3, 2018. On October 23, 2019, four specials were announced, collectively called Adventure Time: Distant Lands, which will air exclusively on HBO Max starting with two in 2020.
Original title: Adventure Time
Finn the Adventurer, Jake the Dog, Bubblegum Princess, Ice King, Marceline, Lady Iridella, Lumpy Space Princess, BMO, Gunter / Orgalorg, Princess Flame
Production: Frederator Studios, Cartoon Network Studios
Author: Pendleton Ward
Gender: Comedian / Adventure
duration: 11 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
A success with the public
Adventure Time was a ratings hit for Cartoon Network and some episodes attracted over three million viewers; despite being aimed primarily at children, it has developed a following between teenagers and adults. The show received positive critical reviews and won awards including: eight Primetime Emmy Awards, one Peabody Award, three Annie Awards, two British Academy Children's Awards, a Motion Picture Sound Editors Award and a Kerrang! Prize. The series has also been nominated for three Critics' Choice Television Awards, two Annecy Festival Awards, a TCA Award, and an award at the Sundance Film Festival, among others. Of the many comic book spin-offs based on the series, one received an Eisner Award and two Harvey Awards. The series has also spawned various forms of licensed merchandise, including books, video games, and clothing.
The Story of Adventure Time
The Adventure Time story tells the adventures of a boy named Finn the Human and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake the dog, who with his magical powers can change shape and size at will. Finn is a brave boy with a pure heart. Jake is a dog calm and carefree and very often gives some useful advice to Finn. Finn and Jake live in the Land of Ooo, in a post-apocalyptic world, which was devastated by a catastrophic event known as the "Mushroom War," a nuclear war that destroyed civilization a thousand years before the events of the series. Over the course of the episodes Finn and Jake interact with the main characters, including the Gommarosa Princess, the ruler of the Candy Kingdom and a sentient piece of gum; the King of the ice , a menacing but largely misunderstood ice wizard; Marceline the queen of vampires, a thousand-year-old vampire who loves rock music; Lumpy space princess , a melodramatic and immature princess made of “lumps”; BMO a sentient video game in the form of a robot console that lives with Finn and Jake; is Princess Flame a flame elemental and ruler of the Realm of Fire.
Adventure Time characters
Finn the human
Finn is a human boy who loves nothing more than adventures and saving people in need. She wears a hat that covers her super long flowing yellow hair. When Finn was a child, he was abandoned and later adopted by Jake's parents Joshua and Margaret. Considering himself a hero, Finn is thirsty for adventure and swore long ago that he would help anyone who needed it, but being so full of energy, he has problems in situations that require him to perform tasks other than combat. After initially having an unrequited crush on Princess Bubblegum, Finn began a relationship with Princess Flame that lasted until the events of "Ice & Fire". In the episode "Billy's Wish List", it is revealed that Finn's natural father, Martin, is alive, and is trapped in a dimension known as the Citadel, which is a prison for the most dangerous criminals in the Multiverse. The actions of Finn and Jake, along with those of the Lich, result in Martin's release; Finn soon discovers he is a petty criminal and, in the ensuing chaos, Finn loses his right arm, but later regains it in "Breezy" only to lose it again in "Reboot" The Curse of the Grass Sword subsequently reappears. in the Season XNUMX finale, "The Comet," in which Finn also learns that his spirit is the same as the catalyst comet
Jake the dog
Jake is forced to continually split between adventures with his best friend Finn, and dating his girlfriend Lady Iridella. So, after asking advice from Shelby, the worm that lives in his violin, Jake decides to organize a picnic inviting both Finn and Lady Rainbow. However, the two cannot understand each other as Jake's girlfriend only speaks Korean. One day the dog remembers a universal translator at the bottom of Celeson Lake, protected from evil knights. While Finn is worried about Lady Iridella, Jake reassures him that she is fearless and can fight, so all three set off in search of the translator. After defeating the Knights of the Lake, Finn is so impressed with Lady Rainbow's skill that he suggests she join him and Jake. The translator has three modes of intonation: Old, Nightmare and Alien Nerd. Lady Iridella uses the old man's voice, and Finn begins to call her "grandpa". Later the two begin to get along and spend more and more time together, until Jake becomes jealous, and out of anger he refuses to go to a cloud party with them. However, after discovering that Finn and Lady Iridella had left the party to go play together, the dog decides to call Tiffany, an old acquaintance of his, to make his girlfriend jealous. When the two realize this, Jake reveals that Tiffany is actually a boy, and as Finn confronts him, he apologizes to Lady Rainbow for being jealous. She promises him that she will always be his best friend, and together they leave.
The Bubblegum Princess is a humanoid chewing gum, as are all the inhabitants of the Candy Kingdom she rules. She and Finn have a complex relationship. For a long time Finn has had a crush on Bubblegum, and although she cares a lot about him, she doesn't reciprocate his feelings. In the season two finale "Mortal Recoil", after being possessed by the Lich, she was accidentally destroyed and came back to life at 13, due to the fact that the doctors did not have enough tires to rebuild her at her correct age, although his memories seem to have remained intact. In the episode "Too Young", he returns to his 18 years by absorbing the parts sacrificed by his candy subjects in order to recover his kingdom from the Earl of Lemongrab. During the fifth and sixth seasons, it was revealed that Gommarosa had an elaborate network of spies, which allowed her to control all the inhabitants of Ooo. After becoming increasingly dark and devious, Gommarosa's Machiavellian actions were finally addressed by Princess Flame in “The Cooler,” and since then Gommarosa has made an effort to ease her need for control. In the two-part finale of Season XNUMX, Gommarosa is peacefully laid down after the candy citizens vote to replace her with the King of Ooo. Rather than fight his rival, Gommarosa happily goes into exile with Peppermint Butler until he returns to the Candy Kingdom in the aftermath of Stakes (the miniseries)
Marceline the Vampire Queen is a half-girl, half-demon vampire, and the vampire queen of the same name, having killed the previous Vampire King, as seen in Stakes. Although she is over a thousand years old, she appears in the form of a young girl. She is usually shown playing her bass made from an ax, which was once the family battle ax. Marceline and her father, Hunson Abadeer, have trouble accepting each other. Initially, Marceline feels that her father doesn't care about her and expresses her feelings through music. Additionally, Abadeer constantly pressures Marceline to follow the family business and take control of the Nightosphere, a potential job Marceline doesn't want. Marceline and the Ice King also have a complicated relationship. In the episode "I Remember You", it is revealed that the Ice King - then, the human man named Simon Petrikov - befriended Marceline during the aftermath of the Mushroom War.
Ice King is a recurring antagonist turned star of the series, and he's 1.043 years old. The Ice King often steals Ooo's princesses to marry them by force, with Princess Bubblegum being his most coveted target. Her ice-based magical abilities stem from her magical crown that she wears, but which directly causes her madness. The sixth season episode "Evergreen" reveals that the crown was created millions of years before the series began by an ice elemental named Evergreen, to prevent a comet from destroying all life on the planet. Although the Ice King is called completely insane by many, he is actually alone and misunderstood. Furthermore, he is secretly envious of Finn and Jake for their friendship. Finn and Jake learned during the events of "Holly Jolly Secrets" that the Ice King was originally a human antiquarian named Simon Petrikov, who had purchased his crown from a dock worker in northern Scandinavia, prior to the Mushroom War. Wearing the crown, Petrikov began to lose his mind and then his girlfriend Betty; this explains his unconscious need for princesses. It soon began to deteriorate in both mind and body, over the years to its present state. Some time before the Mushroom War he also discovered the Enchiridion. 996 years before the events of the series and immediately after the Mushroom War, he met, befriended and cared for young Marceline. Eventually, he realized that his deteriorating mind and behavior would likely become a threat to young Marceline. Thus, he wrote a letter to Marceline, describing why he could no longer help her and begging her to forgive him, for any wrong he might have done to the crown that possessed him.
BMO, sometimes spelled phonetically as “Beemo”, is a computer-like sentient robot from the MO series who lives with Finn and Jake. BMO has no defined gender, and characters (including BMO) refer to BMO in a variety of ways throughout the show, including the use of both masculine and feminine pronouns, as well as terms like "m'lady" or "living kid. ". BMO has the features of other household items, such as a portable electrical outlet, music player, camera, alarm clock, flashlight, strobe light, and video player. Despite being an item used for entertainment by Finn and Jake, BMO is still regarded as a close friend and treated as their like. In the episode "Five Short Graybles", it was revealed that BMO secretly emulates a discussion between a mirror version of himself he calls "Football" and pretends to be human, while teaching Football human habits by attempting to mimic him how to wash his clothes. teeth and use the bathroom. BMO was created by Moseph “Moe” Maestro Giovanni, a robot inventor who created the entire MO line, a thousand years before the events of the series. Although he created thousands of robots, Giovanni created BMO specifically to encompass fun; Giovanni invented it to help raise his son, but since he never had children, he left BMO to find another family. BMO reappeared in Adventure Time: Distant Lands, a special "BMO", in which the character teamed up with an anthropomorphic rabbit named Y5 and a "silent shape-shifting service droid" named Olive to rescue a space station called the Drift.
Lady Iridella is a rainbow unicorn, a half-rainbow, half-unicorn creature, as well as Jake's girlfriend and Princess Gommarosa's companion. It can transform objects and people of different colors, and it can fly because its body intercepts light and it can "dance" on it, which also explains its movement and why it has a rainbow pattern. She grew up in the crystal dimension and spent her early years dating a dog-hated rainbow unicorn named Lee. Eventually, she realized the mistake of her ways and ran away from Ooo. In the series pilot short film, he makes sounds similar to a pigeon to communicate, but in the series he speaks Korean. Jake and Lady Iridella's relationship is serious and at the end of the episode "Lady and Peebles", it is revealed that Lady was pregnant. In “Jake the Dad”, Lady gives birth to five puppies with Jake: Charlie, TV, Viola, Kim Kil Whan and Jake Jr.
Flame Princess, whose first name is Phoebe, is the 16-year-old princess of the Kingdom of Fire, the daughter of the Flame King, and is one of Finn's friends. Like all other inhabitants of the Realm of Fire, she is covered in fire, the very flames emitted by her body are extensions of herself, intensifying when she becomes emotionally aroused. Although she was initially called destructive by her father, she has a more naïve nature that prompts her to act on her emotions. Finn describes her as "passionate". When she was a child, her father attempted to exile her to Ooo for fear that one day she would usurp the throne, but when Princess Gommarosa returned her, he locked her up. In the episode "Ignition Point", after asking Finn to retrieve the candles from the Realm of Fire, he inadvertently expressed his dislike for his father; this largely stems from his imprisonment. Eventually, Princess Flame begins to question herself and doubts whether she is actually evil or not. Finn insists she is not evil and takes her on a trip to a prison to help her solve her thoughts. Princess Flame comes to the conclusion that although she is a lover of destruction, she only likes to destroy the bad guys. Princess Flame and Finn began a relationship sometime before the events of "Burning Low". However, in the episode "Frost & Fire", she breaks the bond with Finn after he inadvertently insults her, in an attempt to take her and the Ice King to fight each other. Confused by her feelings, she overthrows her father as king, establishing a new government and outlawing lies of any kind. She forgives Finn for what he did to her, allows him to visit at any time, but rejects his engagement proposal. In "Bun Bun," Finn sincerely apologizes for the way he treated Princess Flame, and the two become friends again.
Lumpy Space Princess
Bitorsolo Space Princess, often abbreviated to PSB, is the princess of Bitorsolo Space, an alternate dimension, made of "irradiated stardust", can convert other beings into twin pits by biting them. Spazio Bitorsolo Princess is spoiled and sarcastic, but lives outdoors like a homeless person, because she ran away from her parents, who are the king and queen of Spazio Bitorsolo. Space Princess Bitorsolo's relationship with Finn and Jake has always seemed nonchalant, but in the episode "Gotcha", she realizes that Finn is a pure-hearted person, who teaches her that beauty comes from within. In his first episode, he proposes to Finn to become his true friend, not like the "fake" ones he has on Spazio Bitorsolo.
Adventure Time Episodes
Episode 4 - Green Apple (Tree Trunks)
Finn and Jake are invited to Apple Green's home for apple pie. The group starts talking about what they wish they could do if they could achieve something, and Melaverde would like to choose the rare Crystal Gem Apple, found in the Forest of Evil. Finn and Jake decide to make his wish come true. When they reach the Forest of Evil, they encounter a wall of flesh and try to fight it, but as Green Apple is very naïve, she starts applying stickers to it. After defeating the monster, Melaverde leaves, following a butterfly skeleton. She is attacked by zombie symbols, but she offers her some tea, not knowing they want to kill her. Finn and Jake battle zombie symbols and continue their adventure until they encounter a brain beast. Finn goes to fight him, but Green Apple stops him.
Angrily Finn tells Green Apple that he is putting himself in danger. Knocked down and leaves in tears, only to find the Crystal Gem Apple in the heart of the forest. Unfortunately, a crystal guardian appears and begins copying Finn and Jake's actions, blocking any attempts to physically fight him. Finn and Jake realize that they must fight the monster "in the manner of the Tree Trunks" by putting on makeup and tricking the monster into taking a bite from the Crystal Gem Apple. He bites into the apple, pauses for a second, then explodes, leaving Finn and Jake shocked. In one final enigmatic scene, Melaverde is seen walking in front of a crystal backdrop.
Episode 5 - The Hero's Book (The Enchiridion!)
After a party that led Finn to save Princess Bubblegum from falling from her tower, she decides that he is worthy of reading the Enchiridion The Hero's Book: a tome of heroic knowledge. The book can only be purchased from "For Heroes with Pure Hearts". Gommarosa reveals that the book is on top of Mount Cragdor, which can only be recovered after passing several tests.
After passing the doorman, Finn and Jake encounter gnomes that make Finn doubt himself. When Jake tries to cheer him up, he is eaten by an orc. Believing that his friend is dead, Finn steals a giant dollar from the orc and attacks him, hitting him in the groin. The orc vomits Jake and the two slip away until the rehearsal is over. Finn, however, makes sure to return the dollar to the orc, causing Jake to call his act "right".
Once inside the topmost building on Mount Cragdor, an evil entity takes Finn to his "brain world", where he is told to first kill an evil-hearted beast, and then to kill an ant " not aligned ". Finn kills the evil creature, but refuses to kill the neutral one, defeating the being. Finn is then confronted by Mannish Man, the keeper of the Enchiridion, who gives it to Finn. Finn's first act is to read a chapter on princess kisses.
Episode 7 - Ricardio the Heart Guy
In this episode Ice King kidnapped Princess Bubblegum. Finn and Jake throw snowballs at Ice King's eyes, which blocks him just enough to replace Princess Bubblegum with Jake's butt, which Ice King thinks is still Princess Bubblegum and kisses him. Princess Bubblegum thanks the boys by hugging Finn (embarrassing him) and honoring him with a party. Finn as a thank you, makes a paper crane for Bubblegum and Jake reveals that Finn has a crush on her, which he denies. But when they arrive at the party, no one notices them and just watches a man in the shape of a heart give a massage to Princess of the Space Bitorsolo called Best Friend Massage. Gommarosa enters and the heart-shaped man introduces himself as Ricardio. Start talking with Princess Gommarosa about Plantoids, Zanoit and other science subjects.
Finn immediately becomes jealous and tries to impress Gommarosa by doing the science dance, but embarrasses himself by saying "I'm not jealous, I'm STRANGE!" when Gommarosa accuses him of being jealous. Finn thinks Ricardio is a villain. Jake doesn't share it, so they spy on him to see if he's evil or not. They see Ricardio walking into a dumpster, holding a rope and broken bottles. Then they see him throw the Ice King into the dumpster, then question him about whether he's a supervillain. Finn punches Ricardio just as Gommarosa arrives. Mad and upset, she takes Ricardio away. And when Finn begins to believe that Bubblegum hates him and that he was wrong, Ice King reveals to Finn and Jake that Ricardio is a villain.
He says that during an experiment in which he tried to take control of Princess Gommarosa's heart, he made a mistake and lost control of hers. Ricardio said he would cut Princess Gommarosa's heart and kiss it. Without Ricardio, the Ice King weakened but managed to reach the Candy Kingdom and begged Ricardio to return to the body of the Ice King, but instead Ricardio threw him in the dumpster and left him for dead. Finn and Jake run to Princess Gommarosa's castle and find her tied to a chair held hostage by Ricardio. Finn and Jake fight Ricardio and manage to beat him up. The Ice King crawls into the castle and puts Ricardio in his chest. So he thinks Gommarosa would marry him, but Finn kicks him in the face and blows him away. During dinner, Gommarosa tells Finn that he doesn't need to be jealous anymore, but Finn denies he was jealous in the first place. Then, Princess Bubblegum says "Kiss me, Finn," which makes him blush. Princess Bubblegum acted just like Jake at the beginning of the episode; she was upside down with a picture of Jake on her dress.
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The judgment of the critics
The show received positive reviews from critics. AV Club reviewer Zack Handlen called it “a fantastic show that fits beautifully into that gray area between children's and adult entertainment in a way that satisfies both the desire for sophisticated (ie weird) writing and plain stupidity. ".
Adventure Time was appreciated for its resemblance to past cartoons. In an article for the Los Angeles Times, television critic Robert Lloyd compared the series to "the kind of cartoons they made when the cartoons themselves were young and happy to bring everything to a rubbery life." Den of Geek's Robert Mclaughlin expressed a similar sentiment when he wrote that Adventure Time "After a long time is the first cartoon that's pure imagination." He complimented the show for "its non-dependence on continually referring to pop culture." Eric Kohn of IndieWire said the show "represents the advancement of the medium [cartoon]" over the current decade.
Several reviews positively compared the series and its creators to other culturally significant works and individuals, respectively. In 2013, Entertainment Weekly reviewer Darren Franich called the series “a hybrid of science fiction, fantasy, horror, musical and fairy tale, with echoes of Calvin and Hobbes, Hayao Miyazaki, Final Fantasy, Richard Linklater, In the land of wild monsters and the music video you made with your high school garage band “. The New Yorker's Emily Nussbaum praised Adventure Time's unique approach to emotion, humor, and philosophy by likening it to "World of Warcraft" as summed up by Carl Jung ". Zack Handlen of The AV Club concluded that the show was basically, what if you asked a group of XNUMX-year-olds to do a cartoon, only it's the best possible version of that, like all XNUMX-year-olds are super geniuses and some of them were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and the Marx Brothers “.
Kohn liked the fact that the show “plays with an incredibly sad subtext”. Novelist Lev Grossman, in an interview with NPR, praised the Ice King's backstory and exploration of his condition in the third season episode "Holly Jolly Secrets", in the fourth season episode "I Remember You" , and the fifth season episode "Simon & Marcy", noting that its origin is "psychologically plausible". Grossman praised the way the series was able to tackle the problems of mental illness, saying, “It's very touching. My father suffered from Alzheimer's, and he forgot who he was. And I look at it and I think this cartoon is about my father's death ”. Critics have suggested that the show grew and matured as the series continued. In a Season XNUMX review, for example, Slant magazine's Mike LeChevallier complimented the show for "growing up" with its characters. He concluded that the series has "surprisingly few flaws" and awarded the fourth season three and a half stars out of four.
The series was included in a number of top lists. Entertainment Weekly ranked it 20th (out of 25) on the "Best Animated TV Series" list. Similarly, The AV Club, in an unranked list of the "best animated series ever", called the series "one of the most distinctive cartoons currently on the air".
The show also received limited criticism from reviewers. LeChevallier, in an otherwise largely positive season XNUMX review for Slant magazine, wrote that "the shortened format leaves a lot of emotional substance to be desired," and that this was inevitable for a series with such short episodes. Independent cartoon scholar and critic David Perlmutter, who otherwise applauded the show's dubbing and its ability to surpass its source material, argued that the show's swing between high and low comedy embodies the fact that Cartoon Network is "Unsure which direction to pursue". He noted that "while some Adventure Time episodes work well, others are just plain confusing." The Metro newspaper cited the show's frightening situations, occasional adult themes, and the use of innuendo as reasons why parents might not want their kids to watch it.