HBO Max is pulling out all the stops when it comes to its animation ventures. The upcoming streamer dropped exciting news days after announcing its recently inked deal with Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli.
The streaming platform will now be home to the hit animated series “Adventure Time.” HBO Max will be hosting four one-hour specials from Cartoon Network Studios. Two of which will be released exclusively on the video service.
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“Adventure Time: Distant Lands” is the collective title for the lineup of specials. It will be bringing fans back to the enchanted Land of Ooo as Finn the Human and Jake the Dog continue their adventures. Familiar faces like Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and Beemo will also be joining the two best buddies.
Fans just couldn’t get enough of the show after it wrapped up its 10-season run on its home network. The show aired on Cartoon Networks from April 5, 2010, before it ended on September 3, 2018.
In a statement to Variety, the streamer’s head of original content Sarah Aubrey said about the matter:
“The enchanted world of ‘Adventure Time’ has mesmerized viewers and critics alike as Finn and Jake right wrongs and battle evil. The addition of these specials to the HBO Max kids and family programming lineup is sure to make kids everywhere say ‘Slam-bam-in-a-can.’”
The first two specials, titled “BMO” and “Obsidian” are slated to debut in 2020. “BMO” will follow the endearing yet quirky sentient video game Beemo. On the other hand “Obsidian” will be seeing Princess Bubblegum and Marceline team up once again as they continue their journey to defend the Glass Kingdom.
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