In an interview with iDigitalTimes, J.G. Quintel (the creator of Regular Show and voice of Mordecai) talks about Regular Show’s final season on Cartoon Network, his time working on the show for the last six years and how he came to his decision to end the show.
Summary of the Interview:
J.G. Quintel explains that Regular Show was meant to have a beginning, middle and a end and he has been focusing on Season 8 to wrap the show up in a big satisfying finale. Quintel also explains that a lot of territory have been explored with Regular Show’s characters which resorted to rejected scripts of potential episodes, due to similar existing episodes. He also explains that it was the right decision to end the show because he doesn’t want to run the show to the ground with bad episodes. J.G. Quintel said he’s been working on Regular Show for six years (the longest animated project he has undertook) and he wants to explore other potential ideas and projects.
Also mentioned in the interview was the fact that Season 8 is serialised, something that the Regular Show production team hasn’t attempted before during its production run, with the exception to some character development such as Rigby being more mature and slightly more educated (Rigby’s girlfriend Eileen was an influence in this, his friends while working at the park also helped him) and Eileen is a lot more sociable compared to the start of the show, thanks to Rigby and his friends she has come out of her shell and became a funny and much loved character.
Season Eight is set in space and the park is in a huge dome, in this season there will also be Halloween and Christmas specials, also there will be a lot of loose ends that will be tied, one character that J.G. Quintel said that fans should particularly pay attention to in Season 8 is Pops.
No spoilers were given in the interview, but at the end of the interview, J.G. Quintel said thanks to the fans for watching and supporting the show during its run.
Cartoon Network will be returning to New York Comic Con this year and will be hosting a series of events on Friday 7th October and Saturday 8th October, this year there will be a cartoon character costume ball, a Steven Universe panel, a Powerpuff Girls panel and a final goodbye to Regular Show. The Regular Show panel will feature J.G. Quintel and William Salyers (the voice of Rigby), there will be a sneak peek of Regular Show: In Space as well as never seen before footage from inside the studio. Rebecca Sugar will be attending the Steven Universe panel and also to discuss her new book based on the series called “The Answer”, there will also be never seen before behind the scenes footage of Steven Universe at the panel.
Amanda Leighton (Voice of Blossom), Kristen Li (Voice of Bubbles), Natalie Palamides (Voice of Buttercup) and Haley Mancini (series writer and the voice of Princess Morbucks) will be attending The Powerpuff Girls panel, which will include a live performance, sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and an inside look on how the show is made.
There will also be a costume ball contest with some special guests as judges including Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn from Adventure Time), Charlyne Yi (Voice of Ruby from Steven Universe and Voice of Chloe from We Bare Bears) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe).
List Of All Cartoon Network Events At New York Comic Con 2016: Friday 7th October – Saturday 8th October
Friday 7th October
Cartoon Network Presents: The FINAL Regular Show Panel IN SPACE (…at the Hammerstein) 10.30am – 11.30am.
Hammerstein Ballroom The countdown has begun. Grab your jet packs and rocket on OOOOOH-ver to Regular Show’s panel for its final season! Mordecai, Rigby and fellow park employees will take you on an odyssey through never-before-seen footage from inside the studio, along with a sneak peek of the new season of Regular Show…IN SPACE! Plus, you never know what special guests might beam up! Panelists include JG Quintel (Creator and Voice of Mordecai) and William Salyers (Voice of Rigby). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza followed by Steven Universe at 11.30 am.
Cartoon Network Presents: Steven Universe
11.30am – 12.30pm Hammerstein Ballroom
Calling all Crystal Gems! Join Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar and friends to catch a glimpse of never-before-seen footage and an inside look at the making of Steven Universe! Rebecca will also talk about her new book, The Answer. And when the Crewniverse is around, things are bound to get musical. It is an experience – we’ll make sure it’s a good one! Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by Regular Show at 10.30am.
2.00pm – 3.00pm Regular Show at the Javits Center 3.00pm – 4.00pm Steven Universe at the Javits Center
Saturday 8th October
Cartoon Network Presents: The Powerpuff Girls
5.15pm – 6.15pm Javits Center (Room To Be Confirmed)
Who’s got the power? We’ve got the power! Townsville’s toughest trio soars into New York Comic Con to save the day! Amanda Leighton (Voice of Blossom), Kristen Li (Voice of Bubbles) and Natalie Palamides (Voice of Buttercup) and bring sugar, spice and everything nice, respectively, to their LIVE performance as The Powerpuff Girls in a special table read. Joining them will be Haley Mancini, series writer and the voice of Princess Morbucks. Get ready to power it up with sneak peeks of upcoming episodes, an inside look at the show and even a few surprises!
Cartoon Network Costume Ball and Screening
1.30pm – 2.30pm Javits Center 1A06
Grab that Finn hat, polish your belly-button gem and wield your wildest Magisword at the Cartoon Network Costume Ball & Screening! We’ll showcase brand new episodes and special never-before-seen clips. As always, you’re invited to come dressed as your favorite character and compete for fun prizes in our famous costume contest. Joining us as totally objective and impartial judges for the contest are Kyle A. Carrozza (Creator of Mighty Magiswords), Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn, Adventure Time), Charlyne Yi (Voice of Ruby, Steven Universe and Voice of Chloe, We Bare Bears) and Rebecca Sugar (Creator of Steven Universe)!
2pm – 3pm The Powerpuff Girls at the Javits Center
Cartoon Network USA Regular Show One Space Day At A Time Sneak Peek
Cartoon Network USA have uploaded a sneak peek clip of the upcoming Regular Show: In Space story arc, the clip is from the “One Space Day At A Time” episode which is the first episode of season 8. Regular Show season 8 (aka Regular Show: In Space) premieres Monday 26th September. In the sneak peek, we see Mordecai and Rigby and their friends stuck in a dome covering the park and stranded in space, they have no way of communication and they can’t leave, but as there no immediate solution they decided to calm down and take it one day at a time.
Season 8 will be the Regular Show’s final season, but this space story arc looks promising and it looks like the show will go out with a bang, complete with its usual surreal plotline and humour. Premiering in 2010, Regular Show went on to win an Emmy and several nominations. The show was created by J.G. Quintel, known for his previous work as a creative director on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, during the course of the show’s length, a couple of people from Regular Show’s production staff went on to create other projects, including Sean Szeles’s Long Live The Royals and Minty Lewis’s (Voice of Eileen) Bottom’s Butte animated pilot.