Over the Garden Wall

Over the Garden Wall is airing tonight, November 3rd at 7:00 PM EST on Cartoon Network! If I had to describe it, I would say it's a classic 1950s disney fairytale mixed with the quirkiness of Adventure Time. Creative director Patrick Mchale is in charge of this project, and he has also worked on Adventure Time, which explains the correlation between the two. From today until Friday, there will be two 15 minute episodes airing every day from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network.
The story follows two brothers, Wirt and Greg (voiced by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean) who find themselves in a realm called The Unknown, encountering mystical creatures and mysterious adventures while trying to find their way home. Various critics have a lot to say about the writing and animation in the show, but I think the aesthetic and cuteness of it is very pleasing to the eye, and the themes that live within the show make it worthwhile. 

Patrick Mchale, the man behind it all, said in an interview with the Nerdist, "Well, there are some twists and turns. There’s a lot of nice music, and nice backgrounds. Nice voices. Some JOKES. It also gets pretty dark and emotional at times. It’s a good show, I think. Each episode contains a new location and set of characters, so there’s a lot of stuff packed into the series. If you don’t like one episode, you may like the next one. You can definitely watch the series multiple times and find new things. It’s sort of built for that. It’s a collector’s edition set to put in your locked bookcase."

I remember when I saw a preview of it in theaters I automatically thought, "Oh my God, this looks amazing." I'm not into Cartoon Network, nor am I into Adventure Time, but this show is absolutely captivating. If you can't wait until 7 PM every night this week - the entire series is also on iTunes and will be on the Cartoon Network website. See you tonight at 7 PM.

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