“Over the Garden Wall” on DVD September 8, 2015; Comic Mini-Series in August; “For Sara” Cassette in September
Cartoon Network Brings Fans Even More Over the Garden Wall
All-New DVD Loaded with Bonus Features, Four-Issue Comic Series from BOOM! Studios and
Limited-Edition Cassette from Mondo Available this Fall
Cartoon Network’s first miniseries Over the Garden Wall charmed audiences during its network run in November 2014, and this fall, fans can go even deeper into the Unknown with a line of consumer products celebrating the series. Building on the mystical tale from creator Patrick McHale (Adventure Time) are a DVD release with all ten episodes plus bonus materials, a limited-edition “For Sara” Cassette from Mondo with more than 20 minutes of originally-produced content, and a four-issue comic book series written by McHale and released by KaBOOM!
The critically acclaimed and Emmy® Award-nominated, Over the Garden Wall is the story of two brothers, Wirt (voiced by Elijah Wood) and Greg (voiced by Collin Dean), who find themselves lost in the Unknown; a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a wise old Woodsman (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) and a foul-tempered bluebird named Beatrice (voiced by Melanie Lynskey), Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land, in hope of finding their way home. At the heart of Over the Garden Wall are two brothers who are looking for direction in different ways. Wirt gets lost in his own thoughts, while Greg gets lost in the wonder and fun of the world around him. Join them as they encounter surprises and obstacles on their journey through the wood.
The visually stunning series offers a soft and nostalgic storybook feeling, inspired by folk art, classical illustrations and features a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. The ten-part miniseries includes guest voices from film, television, theater and music. They include Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth, John Cleese, Shannyn Sossamon, Jack Jones, Samuel Ramey, Tim Curry, Deborah Voight among others.
Over the Garden Wall is based upon McHale’s award-winning short, Tome of the Unknown, which took home the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Over the Garden Wall was nominated for a 2015 Emmy® for “Outstanding Animated Program.” Produced under Cartoon Network’s prolific shorts program, Over the Garden Wall joins an illustrious list of animated shorts to become fully produced series on Cartoon Network (Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, and the recently premiered We Bare Bears).
Over the Garden Wall DVD Details
On September 8, Over the Garden Wall will debut on DVD bringing together all 10 episodes from the series, along with a collection of bonus materials including alternate title cards, deleted animatics, the series’ original pilot: Tome of the Unknown, an exclusive featurette with McHale, series stars Elijah Wood, Collin Dean and Melanie Lynskey, and composers The Blasting Company. The DVD also contains a composers’ cut of each episode and exclusive commentaries with McHale and art director Nick Cross.
The Over the Garden Wall DVD will be distributed by Warner Home Video and available for the suggested retail price of $14.97.
Limited-Edition “For Sara” Cassette from Mondo
Fans of Over the Garden Wall are familiar with the “For Sara” cassette, Wirt’s analog love letter to his crush Sara in the form of a heartfelt mix of poetry and clarinet. But very few have actually heard it – until now. In partnership with Cartoon Network, Mondo will take fans deep into The Unknown with the release of the “For Sara” Cassette. This limited-edition release features more than 20 minutes of all-new Over the Garden Wall material, produced and performed by the show’s original composers The Blasting Company and featuring the voice of Elijah Wood.
The “For Sara” Cassette will be available for sale this September on mondotees.com.
Four-Issue Over the Garden Wall Limited-Series from KaBOOM!
KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, will release a new four-issue Over the Garden Wall limited series from Patrick McHale and Jim Campbell, a follow-up to the companion one-shot comic that was eagerly snapped up by fans, selling out immediately when it debuted in November 2014. Issue #1 is a new Over the Garden Wall story set between episodes 3 and 4 of the animated series. Wirt and Greg are trying to hitch a ride out of schooltown but end up having to walk. Soon, they come upon two girls playing, and wind up having to keep them entertained so that they don’t wake their giant father! Issue #2 is set between episodes four and five, issue #3 takes place between episodes five and six, and issue #4 serves as a prequel to the entire story.
Over the Garden Wall #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on August 26 with a main cover by series artist Jim Campbell for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUN151090. Also available in a limited quantity is a subscription variant by Adventure Time storyboard artist Steve Wolfhard, a 10 Years incentive cover by Jeffrey Brown (Star Wars: Jedi Academy), and a retailer incentive cover by Michael DiMotta. Subsequent issues will be released on a monthly basis thereafter, culminating in the fourth and final issue in November.
About Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s #1 ad-supported cable network in the U.S. with kids 6-11 and reaches more than 370 million homes globally, across 194 countries. For more than 20 years Cartoon Network has entertained fans with world-class animation, from the Emmy® Award-winning The Powerpuff Girls and Regular Show, to the Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time. With industry-leading digital content and mobile games, Cartoon Network creates an immersive environment focused on choice and control for kids and families worldwide, while promoting the importance of pro-social initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and collectibles. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention in 2014, MondoCon, was a celebration of art, music, film and their creators. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.