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‘Adventure Time’ Wins 2014 Peabody Award

2D series created by Pendleton Ward for Cartoon Network is currently nominated for an Annecy Crystal for the season six episode, ‘Food Chain,’ directed by Masaaki Yuasa.

Cartoon Network’s smash hit animated adventure-comedy Adventure Time has been honored with a Peabody Award in the children’s entertainment category.

The 2D series created by Pendleton Ward was praised for its “uniquely imagined, truly odd fantasy world and for stories about exploration and adventure to help kids work through their anxieties about growing up and maturing.”

An animated amalgam of sci-fi, fantasy, horror and fairy tale, Adventure Time chronicles the escapades of Finn the human and his best friend and adopted brother, a shape-shifting dog named Jake, in the surreal, post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo. “Purely and wonderfully imaginative in the manner of classic theatrical cartoons past, it entertains even as it subtly teaches lessons about growing up, accepting responsibility, and becoming who you’re meant to be,” reads the Peabody site.

Adventure Time officially launched on Cartoon Network in 2010 and is now in its sixth season. In addition to dozens of nominations, the show has garnered at least 15 awards, twice taking honors at the Primetime Emmys along with the Annies and the British Academy Children’s Awards. The season six episode “Food Chain,” directed by Masaaki Yuasa, is currently nominated for an Annecy Crystal.

The 2014 honorees will be celebrated at an Awards Ceremony taking place May 31 in New York, hosted by Portlandia’s Fred Armisen. To see the full list of 2014 winners, visit

Source: Peabody Awards

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.