OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Premieres Tonight On Cartoon Network USA
Tonight (01/08/2017) at 6.15pm ET/PT and immediately after the first episode of the Teen Titans Go!: The Night Begins To Shine miniseries, Cartoon Network USA (and also Cartoon Network Canada at 7.30pm ET/PT) will premiere their latest original animated show – OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes and a whole one hour block of new episodes will air tonight. The latest action-comedy cartoon from Cartoon Network Studios is about an optimistic kid named K.O. who dreams of becoming the world’s greatest hero in a video-game like world full of good guys and villains. The show is set in a retail park called Lakewood Plaza Turbo, where K.O. works at Gar’s Bodega, a store that specialises in hero supplies with his two friends Rad and Enid, all three work together to protect the plaza from robots and their most feared competitor – Lord Boxman and his Boxmore factory. K.O.’s mom – Carol is a martial arts expert and runs a dojo fitness centre at the plaza.
The show’s setting was inspired by Ian Jones-Quartey’s childhood home of Oakland Mills, Maryland, USA. As a kid, Ian used to practice drawing by pausing Looney Tunes videos and drawing each character, from a young age he shown an interested in animation. After graduating from High School, Ian studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he met future Steven Universe show creator – Rebecca Sugar. Ian went on to work on Adult Swim’s The Venture Bros, Secret Mountain Fort Awesome at Cartoon Network Studios, Bravest Warriors at Frederator, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time and his most senior role before working on OK K.O.! – supervising director and co-developer of Steven Universe. Cartoon Network’s chief creative officer – Rob Sorcher was impressed by Ian’s work and he was given a chance to create his animated pilot – Lakewood Plaza Turbo (released in 2013) which became the basis of what we now know as OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes today. Ian also voices Radicles (better known as his nickname – Rad) in the show.
Ian Jones-Quartey, the show’s creator summed up the show in his own words:
“I would describe it as, it’s about three best friends who work together, and they’re superheroes, and everybody on Earth is a superhero, and they fight robots, and they punch robots, and the robots explode. If any of that sounds good to you, then I think you’ll be down for the show.”
Adventure Time Season 7 DVD To Be Released In The United States 18th July
This week, Cartoon Network USA has announced the DVD release of Adventure Time: Season 7: The Complete Season. The DVD will be released in the United States on 18th July and will cost $24.98 SRP. Season 7 of Adventure Time was probably one of the show’s most experimental seasons, during this season, the show had its first ever miniseries – Adventure Time: Stakes as well as a stop-motion animated episode – Bad Jubies. Tom Herpich, a storyboard artist who worked on Stakes Part 8: The Dark Cloud won a Creative Arts Emmy for “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation” in 2016, also the production designer for the Bad Jubies episode – Jason Kolowski, won the same award that year. Since its premiere in 2010, Adventure Time has been a global hit for kids, animation fans and critics alike and has amassed a total of six Creative Arts Emmys, three Annie Awards, two Children’s BAFTAs and a Peabody Award.
In the Stakes miniseries, Marceline no longer wants to be a vampire anymore she asks Princess Bubblegum for help, Princess Bubblegum proceeds with the experimental procedure releasing Marceline’s vampiric essence, consequently resurrecting all of Marceline’s enemies from the past, including the all-powerful Vampire King. In “Bad Jubies”, Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess and BMO shelter away from a storm with a bad attitude that likes putting people down. Season seven also has memorable episodes such as “Crossover”, where Finn and Jake crossover into the Farmworld dimension and “Bonnie and Neddy”, where Finn and Jake discover one of Ooo’s biggest secrets and the birthplace of Princess Bubblegum (and her little-known brother Neddy) – the Mother Gum, in the episode “Varmints”, Princess Bubblegum is exiled and attempts to create a new kingdom out of vegetables.
The DVD will feature 25 11-minute episodes contained in a collectible Princess Bubblegum die-cut slipcase, the DVD will also include special features such as animatics, galleries of the show’s artwork, demos of the songs in season 7, a behind-the-scenes video – Making of Bad Jubies, a hyperlapse (stop-motion timelapse) recorded during the production of the Bad Jubies episode and a segment about episode title card creation.
From The Turner USA Press Release via ToonZone.net: Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season, Cartoon Network’s award-winning series is set for release on DVD July 18, 2018, release features 25 episodes including the Adventure Time: Stakes miniseries, plus loads of bonus content all packed into a custom collectible Princess Bubblegum die-cut slipcase.
The reigning monarch of Candy Kingdom, Princess Bubblegum, is getting her very own personalized DVD cover with the release of Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season, available in stores July 18, 2017. The highly-anticipated release will feature 25 episodes from the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated series’ seventh season and will include the popular “Stakes” story arc. The DVD is loaded with must-have bonus content that fans and collectors won’t want to miss, including animatics, galleries, song demos, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Bad Jubies” and much more! Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season will retail for $24.98 SRP.
Join Jake the Dog and Finn the Human as they embark on a set of unforgettable adventures on the seventh season of Adventure Time. As season seven unfolds, major changes are in store for some of the inhabitants of Candy Kingdom. Princess Bubblegum is exiled to live on the shores of Lake Butterscotch, where she tries to grow a new kingdom made of vegetables. Marceline decides she no longer wants to be a vampire and asks Princess Bubblegum to help her get rid of her vampiric essence. Her quest to become mortal sets off a series of events that are captured in the eight-part “Stakes” story arc. Also included in the season seven release is “Bad Jubies,” the award-winning episode which brings the Adventure Time characters to life in stop-motion animation form.
During its seventh season, the “Stakes” story arc was the #1 program in its time period vs. all TV among all key kids and boys. The eight-part story arc, which aired in four parts, ranked as the #1 telecast of the day among boys 6-11 and 9-14. One of Cartoon Network’s most popular programs, Adventure Time originally premiered in 2007. Since its debut, the series has received critical acclaim, earned multiple Emmy awards and has become an enormous hit among audiences of all ages. In 2016, Adventure Time reached 5.5 million kids 6-11 and 23.6 million P2+. The series has an enormous Facebook following, consisting over 18 million fans.
Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s Emmy and Peabody Award-winning original animated series introduces viewers to unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. Adventure Time, currently in production on its final season, is created by Pendleton Ward and is produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
25 x 11 Minute Episodes:
1. Bonnie & Neddy 2. Varmints 3. Cherry Cream Soda 4. Mama Said 5. Football 6. Stakes Part 1: Marceline the Vampire Queen 7. Stakes Part 2: Everything Stays 8. Stakes Part 3: Vamps About 9. Stakes Part 4: Empress Eyes 10. Stakes Part 5: May I Come In? 11. Stakes Part 6: Take Her Back 12. Stakes Part 7: Checkmate 13. Stakes Part 8: The Dark Cloud 14. The More You Moe, The Moe You Know 15. Summer Showers 16. Angel Face 17. President Porpoise is Missing 18. Blank Eyed Girl 19. Bad Jubies 20. A King’s Ransom 21. Scamps 22. Crossover 23. Hall of Egress 24. Flute Spell 25. The Thin Yellow Line
– Animatics – Galleries – Song Demos – Making of Bad Jubies – Hyperlapse of Bad Jubies – Title Card Creation
Adventure Time Episode Bad Jubies Wins Annie Award
Last night (04/02/2017), was the 44th Annie Awards and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time won an award in the “Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children” category. The stopmotion episode – Bad Jubies was nominated, the episode was animated by Bix Pix Entertainment for Cartoon Network Studios and Federator Studios. The episode was written, storyboarded and directed by Kirsten Lepore. Adventure Time’s Bad Jubies was also nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement, Directing in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” and “Outstanding Achievement, Production Design in an Animated TV/Broadcast Production” categories, but lost out to Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures’ Pearl in both categories.
In Bad Jubies, Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess and BMO dig underground to shelter themselves from a big storm with a bad attitude. The use of stopmotion animation in the episode is a change compared to the typical 2D hand-drawn Adventure Time episode.
The Annie Awards is an annual awards ceremony organised by ASIFA-Hollywood (French acronym for Association Internationale du Film d’Animation, in English, International Animated Film Association) to honor production teams and individuals who’ve made significant contributions to the art of animation during the past year. Yesterday’s awards ceremony was held at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California.
Documentary about the making of Bad Jubies: Good Jubies