Yesterday (28/03/2015), I attended the UK premiere screening of Over The Garden Wall at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, it was an amazing and memorable experience. I was invited by Cartoon Network as they were looking for press to cover the event, when I found out that I was invited I was really excited. I already watched parts of the Over The Garden Wall prior to the screening in order to find out about more about the show.
The mini-series features two main characters, Wirt and Greg, who are trying to leave a mysterious land called the Unknown and go back home, with help from an elderly woodsman and a talking bluebird named Beatrice. I won’t be writing any more spoilers because I want you to watch it! :). However I can guarantee you, if you’re a fan of Adventure Time and like the surreal nature of Regular Show, you’ll like Over The Garden Wall.
Elijah Wood, the voice of Wirt, was also there taking pictures with fans and signing autographs both before the screening and during the intermission. At the start of the screening, Sean Gorman, the Director of Cartoon Network UK & Ireland introduced the mini-series, which was then followed by a Q&A session with Elijah Wood hosted by author and journalist Danny Wallace, however only the kids in the audience were allowed to ask Elijah Wood questions. 😀
At the end of screening, there was a camera crew asking people who attended on what they thought about the mini-series, also everyone got an Over The Garden Wall goodie bag. I even got to meet Elijah Wood and he signed my screening programme, he’s a nice and genuine person and even stayed until the end of the premiere.
Over The Garden Wall will broadcast on Cartoon Network UK & Ireland from Monday 6th April (during the Easter holidays), two segments will be aired each day for five days at 6pm until the finale on Friday 10th April. Here’s the promo as a reminder: