Adventure Time’s Finn and Jake will take to the sky, as they join the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
San Diego, CA -- Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time will take its place among the legends, flying down the storied route of the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. On Thursday, November 28th, Finn and Jake, Adventure Time’s resident stars, will take to the sky to awe millions of fans across the nation. Created by Pendleton Ward, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time brings the epic tale of two unlikely heroes Finn, the human and his best friend Jake, the dog, to life as they embark on heart-pounding escapades all over the mystical Land of Ooo.
“Finn and Jake will take to the sky for the first time this November and we couldn't be more excited to have these irrepressible pop culture phenomenons join the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade family," said Amy Kule, executive Producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Adventure Time fans will be ecstatic to see Finn and Jake take a brand new shape and fly together as a giant character helium balloon in our world famous Parade.” She added, “From Comic-Con and millions of homes via Cartoon Network to the skies over Manhattan, Finn and Jake will make a massive impact this Thanksgiving.”
“We are thrilled that Adventure Time will have its place among some of the most visible and iconic characters in entertainment history,” said Brenda Piper, chief marketing officer for Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media (AYAKM). “The Macy’s Parade is a revered event for American kids and families; we are honored to have a part in it.”
Recently nominated for its fourth Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Short-format Animated Program” as well as a prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Award, it’s the fans from every age group and demographicthat have cemented Adventure Time as a genuine ratings and pop culture phenomenon since its April 2010 debut. Year-to-date, Adventure Time premieres have averaged well over 3 million viewers and the series remains #1 in its time period with all key kids and boys demos. Guest stars have included Matthew Broderick, Neil Patrick Harris, Donald Glover, George Takei, Donald Faison, Erik Estrada, Andy Milonakis, Emo Phillips, Bobcat Goldthwait and Susie Essman.
Designed by the artists of Macy’s Parade Studio in collaboration with the Cartoon Network team, the brand new Finn and Jake balloon will be sure to delight more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide.
The 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs nationwide on NBC-TV, on Thursday, November 28, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM in all time zones.
Source: Cartoon Network
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.