Oh. My. Glob. Adventure Time: The Movie is officially a thing.
The Cartoon Network show, created by Pendleton Ward, has won big and little fans alike with its uniquely surreal silliness. Now, all that colourful weirdness will be transported to the big screen, where, presumably, it will be become even weirder and more colourful.
The news was broke by Batman Movie.
“Cartoon Networks Studios will be involved in the production as will Ward, who will have some involvement in writing and producing the feature version,” announced the site.
For those who don’t know, the programme follows the adventures of 12-year-old Finn and his best friend, Jake, who happens to be a yellow, shape-shifting dog, as they fight bad things (such as the Ice King) in the Land of Ooh.
With The LEGO Movie building its own franchise brick by brick, Warner Bros. may well be looking to do the same with Adventure Time, given its extremely wide appeal and all-round mathematical awesomeness.
Coming up with a story, though? That might not be so easy.
“It’s got that wonderful, free-wheeling spirit of youth, which is characterised by the way that the stories don’t really finish,” says our review of Seasons 1 and 2, now on Amazon Prime and Netflix UK. “It has no morals or lessons, rarely bothering with arcs and big climaxes where everything works towards a dramatic conclusion. It’s just two best friends doing cool things and then… it just ends.”