First announced at WonderCon in April, the new episode, “Food Chain,” airs Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed Japanese director, writer and storyboard artist Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Kick-Heart) has taken his turn at guest-directing an episode of Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s Emmy award-winning original animated series.
First announced at WonderCon in April, the new episode, “Food Chain,” airs Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Written, storyboarded and directed by Yuasa, “Food Chain” was and produced in Japan with no outside supervision from the Adventure Time team. The episode takes Finn and Jake on a field trip to the Candy Kingdom Museum of Natural History, where they learn about the food chain by becoming the food chain:
In one week over 14 million fans tune into Adventure Time, Cartoon Network’s Emmy award-winning original animated series. Adventure Time has received numerous entertainment award citations over the years including the prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards and last year was nominated for its fourth Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program as well as a 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series. “Thank You” a film by the Adventure Time team and Cartoon Network Studios was accepted into the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Shorts Film Program. Adventure Time, has grown in retail with its own apparel and accessories line, toys and games, comic books, interactive, home-video and even toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals. Adventure Time amazed millions last fall when the shows stars, Finn and Jake took their place among the legends, flying down the storied route of the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Source: Cartoon Network
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.