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Adventure Time Creator: Pendleton Ward

Adventure Time Creator: Pendleton Ward

Cartoon Network’s Hit Animated Comedy Adventure Time will enter its 4th this coming April, and chances are you’re already familiar with the characters, the show, the settings – but how well do you know Finn and Jake’s creator, Pendleton Ward?

A graduate of CalArts’ renowned Character Animation Program, Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward certainly has the chops to produce a hit animated show, but his fondness for animation and cartoons surfaced at an early age – with his San Antonio TX elementary school days spent drawing crude flipbooks during his spare time.

Pendleton’s first real break in the industry is when he became a storyboard artist for Cartoon Network’s The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Pendleton worked closely and got a lot of experience from Flapjack creator Thurop Van Orman.

Fast forward to 2010 and you’ve got Pendleton debuting Adventure Time, with the series receiving positive feedback across the board and gaining a lot of fans both young and old. At the close of Adventure Time’s 3rd season, the show has already earned the distinction of being the #1 program on Monday nights (7-9p) with kids 2-11 (Source: Nielsen Media Research). Forbes named Ward one of its “30 Under 30” of 2011 and USA Today “Pop Candy” ranked Ward #12 on their “100 People of 2011” List. The rest, as they say, is history (or is it future? Adventure time still has a 4th season, right? It’s definitely “the future”.)


Neil Raymundo

A cowardly and treacherous Toonbarn blogger who can transform into a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. Secretly wants to replace Toonbarn Rob as leader of the Decepticons.
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4 Comments

  1. red robin red robin

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS its ending WOOOHOOO the stupid show shouldve never made it past season one to be honest

  2. geoff geoff

    actually, this is not the final season, the 5th season is actually in production.

  3. DarkRukia91 DarkRukia91

    Just b/c you don’t like something RedRobin doesn’t mean it sucks. EX: I dont like Harry Potter, but it doesnt suck. Adventure Time won awards and is loved by millions. . so in reality its not horrible. It wouldnt last long if no one liked it. Now what was horrible “Secret mountain fort awesome and problem solvers” No one really liked that show, those two lasted like a month. Anyway to my main point. Why are cartoons lasting only like 2 years these days, back in the 90’s and before such as Powerpuff girls, Ed,Edd & Eddy etc. . they use to last longer (not Counting super hero shows) AT is a really good show, cute, interesting characters, a hidden story line which is dark. . I just wish good cartoons like this stayed longer. I hope “Geoff” is right. I would like another season. =P

  4. Neil Raymundo Neil Raymundo

    It’s not the final season. Geoff’s comment is RE a mistake with my post (thanks for pointing it out, it’s fix-ified now). I wrote that the fourth season is the last season even though I was supposed to write a sentence about the previous (“last”) season. I have no excuse. I just got sloppy.

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