Cartoon Network has released another sneak peek at the upcoming Adventure Time: Islands miniseries. While we’ve gotten a chance to see the new intro, this animatic from IndieWire gives us a peek at Finn and Jake‘s departure from the Land of Ooo.
Finn and Jake Say Goodbye
This will be the second Adventure Time miniseries in the show. The eight-episode miniseries will close out the eighth season of the critically-acclaimed program. Series creator Pendleton Ward confirmed that the series would end after nine seasons, so this is the beginning of the end. The above animatic depicts Princess Bubblegum, Grass Finn, and Marceline as they send off Finn, Jake, Susan Strong, and BMO.
Finn is on a journey to discover what happened to the humans of the world. Princess Bubblegum warns him of the dangers of his journey, and that they may be emotional as well as physical. In typical Adventure Time fashion, there is a ton of emotion and subtlety at play in this very simple scene. Bubs tries to appear strong but is clearly concerned for Finn, while Marceline is more interested in checking out Susan Strong. Each of the characters is wonderfully dynamic, even in a storyboarded scene. These details are one of Adventure Time‘s greatest strengths.
The storyboard video will be available on the bonus features of the DVD for Adventure Time: Islands.
Adventure Time: Islands comes to DVD and Digital
Check out the Adventure Time wiki for tons of great info updated as soon as the Cartoon Network reveals any information. The miniseries premieres on January 30 at 7:30 pm EST and will end on February 2. Fans can watch Islands early on its DVD and digital release on January 24. The DVD will feature more animatics, an art gallery, and song demos.
Adventure Time: The Official Cookbook is also partly connected to the miniseries, revealing hints of important events. There is also a graphic novel tie-in that serves as an Islands prequel.