Summer Camp Island Premieres On The Virgin Media TV Kids Preview Channel In The UK On 1st February
Before its official debut on Cartoon Network UK, Summer Camp Island will be airing on Virgin Media’s Kids TV Preview channel from 4pm this Friday (1st February) as a sneak peek preview. The show is about two best friends named Oscar and Hedgehog staying at a magical summer camp full of mystery and wonder. On Summer Camp Island, anything can happen and exist, it’s a place of witches, yetis and talking sharks and monsters hiding underneath beds and where everyday items are alive and can talk. The new show is created by British animation director – Julia Pott, known for her episode story-writing on Adventure Time. The show has similarities with another Cartoon Network show – Camp Lazlo for its summer camp premise and has Adventure Time’s essence of fantasy. Many members of Adventure Time’s production team now working on the new show including Adventure Time’s head writer Kent Osborne and writer and artist Cole Sanchez.
Virgin Media is the UK’s only widespread national cable television company, the Virgin Media Kids TV Preview channel usually shows promos of children’s shows on all channels that are available on their pay-TV platform, but Friday this week from 4pm will be an exception as ten episodes from the new series will be airing. The episodes will also be repeated on the same channel on Saturday and Sunday at the same time of 4pm.
Also all ten episodes of Summer Camp Island will be available from Monday 4th February as an On Demand Box Set on Virgin Media’s video on-demand service.
Cartoon Network This Week Episode 29 Adventure Time Final Voice Session
This week’s episode of Cartoon Network This Week is all about the final voice acting session of Adventure Time, the show’s after party and a look at the show from the perspective of the show’s cast. Be warned, this episode will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t already done so (if possible), watch the Adventure Time finale on the Cartoon Network app in the United States, international audiences will have to wait until the finale airs in their respective countries.
The episode starts off with Willow Smith singing the Adventure Time theme for the final episode – Come Along With Me, she also voices Beth – The Pup Princess. Then Sam shows the waving snail on to of Finn and Jake’s treehouse in the final episode of Adventure Time, as last week’s episode of Cartoon Network This Week was all about the snail that features in every episode of Adventure Time. In the episode, Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (voice of Jake), Olivia Olsen (voice of Marceline) look back through the history of the series, they were amazed about the amount of support from the show’s fans and look back to the first Adventure Time panel at San Diego Comic-Con, while at the convention they were impressed by the costumes of Adventure Time cosplayers. This was followed by the actual voice acting session with Kent Osborne (Adventure Time’s Head of Story), Tom Kenny (voice of Ice King and Gunter the Penguin), John DiMaggio and Jeremy Shada.
After the voice acting segment, is the after party, the centerpiece of the party was an cake featuring all the main characters from Adventure Time, production crew and voice acting talent of both past and present were invited to the final celebration, the show’s supervising director throughout the whole course of the series – Kelly Crews makes a speech about the show’s voice talent. John DiMaggio describes Jake’s voice as his own voice but with a hug around it, the show’s creator – Pendleton Ward gives him a hug. The voice of Tree Trunks – Polly Lou Livingston joined in the party via video call. Cartoon Network’s executive of current series – Conrad Montgomery describes the show as “always adventurous, always interesting” and has said that working on the show made him a better person, this segment ends with Pendleton Ward saying thanks to everyone.
The episode concludes with Sam, on behalf of the whole Cartoon Network team, he says “How do we feel about the end of Adventure Time?”, this was followed by a clip of Lemongrab saying (or rather, yelling) his infamous catchphrase – UNACCEPTABLE!. Adventure Time maybe over (at least in the form of a show), but the fun will never end.
The Cartoon Network App is free and unlocked this weekend (no pay-TV login details required), if you live the United States, why not check out the finale of Adventure Time – Come Along With Me.
New Adventure Time comics: BOOM! Studios will be releasing “Adventure Time: Season 11” in comic-book form in the United States in October 2018, although this may not be considered canon (it’s still 100% authorised by Cartoon Network), but it will offer some extra closure of what could of happened with Finn, Jake and friends after the events of the finale.
Also check out the new Adventure Time console game: Adventure Time: The Pirates of the Enchiridion, play the Bloons Adventure Time TD game or make your own adventure with the Adventure Time: Minecraft pack:
Adventure Time Wins 2017 Creative Arts Emmy For Outstanding Short Form Animated Program
Yesterday (09/09/2017), the winners of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards were announced in Los Angeles and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time has won another Creative Arts Emmy in the “Outstanding Short Form Animated Program” category bringing the tally to seven Emmys throughout show’s run since its premiere in 2010. Adventure Time won the Emmy for the episode “Imaginary Resources”, which is the fourth episode in the Adventure Time: Islands mini-series. In the episode, Finn and Jake visit a strange island while on their voyage across the ocean; the island’s inhabitants live in a virtual world. The episode was directed by Elizabeth Ito and written by show creator Pendleton Ward, Kent Osborne, Jack Pendarvis, Ashly Burch and Adam Muto. In the same category, Teen Titans Go!’s – “Orangins” episode and the Steven Universe episode – “Mr. Greg” were also nominated.
Also, Adult Swim’s and Cartoon Network Studios’ Samurai Jack has won an amazing total of four Emmy awards in the “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” category, one for the episode (XCII) (“92”), two for the episode “XCIII” (“93”) and one for “XCV” (“95”).
List of “Outstanding Individual Achievement In Animation” winners for Samurai Jack:
Craig Kellman, Character Design in “XCII”
Scott Wills, Production Design in “XCIII”
Bryan Andrews, Storyboard in “XCIII”
Lou Romano, Background Design in “XCV”
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