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Animated Cult Hit ‘Adventure Time’ To End In 2018


Cartoon Network has announced that their beloved Peabody- and Emmy-winning series Adventure Time is coming to an end in 2018. The show has been running for eight years with 71 hours of programming.

For those of you crushed by the news that you’ll have to say goodbye to Finn and Jake the Dog, the series will continue to air new episodes on Cartoon Network, including specials, miniseries and the final ninth season. We’ve still got two years left in the Land of Ooo!

For those of you not familiar, the show follows Finn and Jake as they adventure through the magical Land of Ooo. It’s groundbreaking visuals paired with the way the show mixes darkness and whimsy (hello, Lumpy Space Princess) has garnered the series a cult following. The show has won six Emmys and two BAFTAs, as well as featured numerous celebrity guests including Andy SambergMatthew Broderick and Matthew Broderick.

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Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network spoke about the bittersweet ending of the series. 

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,” he said. “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.”

Pendleton Ward, the show’s creator, also shared some sentimental words about Adventure Time.

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,” he said.

The ninth and final season is currently in production, so we can expect it to air sometime in 2018.

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