|Scene from "The Other Tarts" (Episode 18a)|
Adventure Time is an ongoing Cartoon Network series created by Pendleton Ward about the adventures of the boy Finn and his magical dog Jake. Set in the D&D-esque Land of Ooo, it plays like an old Dragon Mirth serial brough to vivid life on the TV screen. I'm serious. This is dice-chucker crack.
Ward obviously has a deep and abiding love for the cliches and conventions of tabletop RPGs. There's a certain Seussian strangeness to the creatures and environments of Ooo. A sort of whimsical genius that oscillates somewhere between the deep-bizarre stuff and the excited chatter of a D&D summer camp game-room.
The show is now in its second season and up to about 18 installments, with each episode split into two 11-minute stories. Here are some more screen caps:
|"It Came from the Nightosphere" (E. 14a)|
|"Dungeon" (E. 10b)|
|"City of Thieves" (E. 7a)|
|"Blood Under the Skin" (E. 15b)|
|"Story Telling" (E. 16a)|