Mimoco X ‘Adventure Time’ Limited Edition BMO Rainbow Mimobot USB Flash Drives
Mimoco is premiering this Mimobot drives of BMO from Adventure Time at this year’s SXSW (South By Southwest) in up to 128GB and they also come in USB 3.0. Each one comes pre-loaded with wallpapers, screen savers, a full Adventure Time episode, and all sorts of other rad stuff.
These are limited to just 2,000 in the whole wide world. Pick one up from Mimoco’s booth #422 at SXSW, Mimoco.com, or select specialty retailers.
Albotas Parties With ‘Regular Show’ Creator JG Quintel
Okay, so it was less of a party and more like a phone interview, but it totally felt like a party, so that’s what it will always be in my memories.
Regular Show easily ranks among the upper echelon of greatest cartoons of all time. It airs on Cartoon Network right along the equally radical Adventure Time and has become a hallmark of the station.
Now in its fourth season, the show centers around the mega slackers Mordecai (a blujay) and his best friend Rigby (a raccoon). They work at a park where they get yelled at by their boss (Benson, a gumball machine), seek out advice from the park’s handyman (Skips, an immortal Yeti voiced by Mark Hamill), and fight off monsters, aliens, and other evil things that they accidentally summon/create/piss off. Each episode is a smorgasbord of 80’s action/sci-fi/comedy/geeky goodness with references to everything from Weekend At Bernies to Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead.
You know, regular, ordinary stuff for a kid’s cartoon.
ALBOTAS: Regular Show has a pretty crazy cast: talking vending machines, ghosts, an old guy with a lollipop for a head. Who would you say is your favorite Character?
JG Quintel: I’d have to go with Mordecai because he’s a lot like me. He’s pretty much who I was in college. Muscle Man makes me laugh too.
Mitch “Muscle Man” Sorrenstein. He doesn’t really get mom jokes.
One of my favorite characters on the show is High Five Ghost, and he also has a brother, Low Fives. I’ve always wanted to know, since they’re ghosts, how did they die?
That’s not something I’ve really thought about yet, but I’m glad people care enough to question it!
Regular Show has lots of video game references. Mordecai and Rigby are often seen playing a Sega Master System and even the episodes themselves feel like video games with almost every episode ending with a boss battle. Is there any chance of a Regular Show video game in the near future?
We’re constantly sharing ideas with Cartoon Network. I’m sure that most people would look the other way but I think there’s a lot of stuff in the show that would translate well to a video game.
Mordecai and Rigby have faced a rogues gallery of bad guys in the show’s four seasons. It was especially awesome to see all the villains come back in the Dr. Whovian season 4 premiere Exit 4B. Do you have a favorite bad dude that stands out among the rest?
I really like GBF (Garret Bobby Ferguson). I think he’s hilarious. It’s funny because, you know, there’s so many cool villains on the show, but most of them just end up dying by the end of the episode, so they’re all just wiped out. When we came up with that episode for the premiere - it was like “Ah! We can bring ‘em all back!” I’m glad that we got to get a little more mileage out of a lot of those villains.
Garret Bobby Ferguson - an evil ex video game champion from outer space based on Billy Mitchel.
What is your secret weapon?
Hrm.. As far as the show goes?
As far as life.
Life? Oh my God! You have to, I guess, just do what you want to do. Don’t worry about what other people what you to do because you just gotta do what makes you happy. I think that translates well into making shows. Just make what you want to see and hopefully people will want to watch it.
Final, and possibly most important question: If you could be any food, what food would you be and why?
Mmm. Mhhhm. Mhhhm. Maybe a hamburger because it has all the essential food groups if the order is made properly and can be quite delicious.
Regular Show: Party Pack DVD is available RIGHT NOW and new episodes air Monday nights on Cartoon Network.
These super sexy Powerpuff Girls prints are being sold on The Neat Shop for $50 a pop. Simple and super clean, the 17” x 11” prints are limited to 25 pieces each and are definitely worth every penny you might be able to toss. Just look at those kaiju monsters taking those punches.
In the world of Adventure Time, the Enchiridion is a sacred handbook for heroes, filled with all kinds of useful info like how to harness the magical healing properties of cyclops tears and how to kiss princesses. It can also rip wormholes through the multiverse leading to the total annihilation of all existence, but that’s a whole other thing.
HarryDumitrescu made this Enchiridion iPad cover using fake leather, a Molotow pen, and clear finish. Check out the WIP pics here.
New Powerpuff Girls Re-boot Coming To Cartoon Network Later This Year
Craig McCracken’s Powerpuff Girls remains in the upper echelon of my personal favorite 90’s cartoons of all time. It was eventually rebooted in Japan in 2007 as Powerpuff Girls Z, which was also pretty rad in its own right.
This latest reboot will be directed by Dave Smith with Art Direction by Kevin Dart and will be in CG.
Is it just me, or do the new PPG’s totally look like they need to brush their hair?
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK OF THE NEW FIONA & CAKE EPISODE OF ADVENTURE TIME!!!
We received a mysterious package here at Albotas Headquarters yesterday and, waddaya’ know!? It was a freaking awesome press kit containing the upcoming Adventure Time: Fiona & Cake DVD along with a Jake Mimobot USB drive full of pics and videos and a DVD of the new Fiona & Cake episode that doesn’t come out until Monday, Feb. 18!!!
Check out the clip below for a sneak peak.
And how awesome is it that Neil Patrick Harris and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino do voices in this episode!?
Cartoon Network debuted 20 years ago today, and this promo that’s set to air tonight features characters from pretty much every franchise the channel has the rights to. And in case you need to brush up on some of the milestones it achieved, you can check out Variety’s list HERE.
The Adventure Time Game Collector’s Edition Comes With A Buttload Of Rad Stuff
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! looks awesome enough on its own merit (think Legend of Zelda II, but in the Land of Ooo and less sucky more polished). But when you throw this absurdly fresh collector’s edition into the mix, well, any 3DS or DS owner would have to be a complete jerk not to get down with sickness.
For just $10 more than the regular game, this set includes map, beastiary, a stylus shaped like Finn’s sword, and it all comes bundled in a steel case that looks like the Enchirdion - a sacred hero’s handbook that Finn and Jake go an epic D&D-like quest to obtain in an episode from the show’s first season.
The Amazing World Of Gumball “The DVD” Drops Today. We’re Giving A Copy Away On Facebook FOR FREE!!!
The Amazing World of Gumball is in the upper echelon of this generation’s cartoons. It’s right up there with Adventure Time and Regular Show. Probably the best part of the show is its design. The characters look like they draw heavy influence from the world of vinyl toys — something we’re kind of into. It’s basically mixed media cartooning; there’s traditional animation, CG, puppets, and even live action.
The compilation DVD follows the misadventures of 12-year-old Gumball. By all accounts, his world is pretty run-of-the-mill, as long as you think a blue cat with a giant head (Gumball) being chased around school by a T-Rex (Tina), befriending a piece of toast (Anton), hard-core crushing on a girl peanut with antlers (Penny) is normal!
Created by Ben Bocquelet and directed by Mic Graves, The Amazing World of Gumball “The DVD” contains 12 episodes from the show’s first season and is available starting today for the recommended retail price of $14.97, but you can currently get it from Amazon for just $9.98.