When I first saw Adventure Time way back in 2010 I was amazed at how weird, funny, smart, and even sometimes heartbreaking the adventures of Finn and Jake could be. Now it seems that those adventures are coming to an end.
According to Deadline the weird and wonderful adventures of Finn and Jake in the land of Ooo would be ending after the show’s 9th season (in 2018). For those who might have been hibernating under a rock or living in a cave, Adventure Time follows the human Finn, and his weird shape-shifting dog Jake as they go on all manner of adventures and sometimes even misadventures in the magical land of Ooo. Although it may, at first glance look like a cartoon aimed at kids, it is one of those rare gems which not only manages to delights the little ones but also has enough depth for adults to get drawn in by its whimsical (and sometimes even dark) tales.
Show creator Pendleton Ward had the following to say about the show coming to an end.
“Adventure Time was a passion project for the people on the crew who poured their heart into the art and stories. We tried to put into every episode something genuine and telling from our lives, and make a show that was personal to us, and that had jokes too! I’m really happy that it connected with an audience for so long. It’s a special thing, I think.”
There hasn’t been any clarification on whether it was a mutual decision by Ward and Cartoon Network or if one of the party’s involved decided to end the show. All I know is that when the time comes to say goodbye to Finn and Jake I will be deeply saddened and will always have fond memories of their adventure in the land of Ooo.