Cartoon Network's ADVENTURE TIME Will Come to an End in 2018
2018 will be a sad year for fans of Cartoon Network's animated series Adventure Time because that is the year that it will come to an end. We all knew it couldn't last forever, and it will be sad to see it go. In the meantime, we'll just have to enjoy the new episodes over the next two years. Deadline points out that by the time the series comes to a close, it will have had eight years and 71 hours of programming since it began.
The series was created by Pendleton Ward and centers on the post-apocalyptic adventures of Finn the Human (Jeremy Shada) and Jake the Dog (John DiMaggio). They are best friends who find themselves embarking on crazy and surreal adventures in the magical Land of Ooo.
This has been such an entertaining show to watch! I've enjoyed the strange visual style of it and the unique tone. The show was so good that it's won six Emmys and two BAFTAs over the years and has featured the voice talent of Andy Samberg, Matthew Broderick, Laura Silverman, George Takei, Rainn Wilson, and Neil Patrick Harris.
Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network, had this to say in a statement:
“Adventure Time changed the definition of what a kids’ TV series could be, and it’s had a resounding impact upon popular culture around the world. Cartoon Network Studios is proud to have brought together this group of brilliant artists and animators who helped make Adventure Time one of the most critically acclaimed TV series of a generation.”
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories. We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”
Adventure Time will end in its ninth season so it had a pretty good run, and over the years has gained a loyal fanbase.