Bravest Warriors

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Bravest Warriors
Bravest Warriors Promo Poster.png
Genre Comedy
Science-fantasy
Science-Fiction
Adventure
Action
Created by Pendleton Ward
Developed by Breehn Burns
Will McRobb
Chris Viscardi
Written by Pendleton Ward
Breehn Burns
Directed by Randy Myers
Pendleton Ward
Breehn Burns
Voices of Alex Walsh
Liliana Mumy
John Omohundro
Ian Jones-Quartey
Breehn Burns
Tara Strong
Pendleton Ward
Maria Bamford
Sam Lavagnino
Polly Lou Livingston
Opening theme "Bravest Warriors" by Peter Berkman (Anamanaguchi) and Jonathan Baken
Composer(s) Tim Kiefer, Anthony Davis, Dustin Pilkington, Drew Neumann
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Breehn Burns
Fred Seibert
Will McRobb (Season 1)
Chris Viscardi (Season 1)
Producer(s) Kevin Kolde
Eric Homan
Running time 7 minutes (pilot)
5 minutes (web series)
Production company(s) Frederator Studios
Cartoon Hangover
Broadcast
Original channel Nicktoons (2009)
Cartoon Hangover (on YouTube) (2012-present)
Picture format SDTV 480i (pilot only)
HDTV 1080p
Original run Pilot:
January 10, 2009 (2009-01-10)
Official:
November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) – present
Chronology
Related shows Random! Cartoons
External links
Website

Bravest Warriors is an American animated web series created by Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time, and directed by Breehn Burns. The series is produced by Frederator Studios for their Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel.[1][2] Fred Seibert, Burns, and Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi are the show's executive producers.[3]

Set in the year 3085, the series follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions.[4] The animated series began streaming on Frederator's Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube from November 8, 2012.[5] The series is based on a short produced for Frederator's Nicktoons Network animation incubator series Random! Cartoons that aired on January 10, 2009. A comic book adaptation published by Boom! Studios launched on October 24, 2012.[6]

The show won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show in 2013[7] and pending a nomination in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.[8]

Main Characters[edit]

  • Christopher "Chris" Kirkman (voiced by Charlie Schlatter (pilot), Alex Walsh (web series)): The 16-year-old leader of the Bravest Warriors. He has a crush on his best friend, Beth. His weapon animal is a little bee which can form a sword with a honey-comb hilt and a swarm of bees. In the episode "Cereal Master", he demonstrated his Emotion Lord powers when he moved a bottle of "Seahorse Dreams" by thinking about Beth. [9]
  • Beth Tezuka (voiced by Tara Strong (pilot), Liliana Mumy (web series)): The female member of the Bravest Warriors. Her weapon animal is a cat which can form into a cat'o'nine tails with cat heads. In the episode "Hamster Priest" it's discovered that Beth's father, Ralph Waldo Pickle Chip's dimension hopping machine is directly linked with Beth's brainwaves. [10]
  • Wallow (voiced by Dan Finnerty (pilot), Ian Jones-Quartey (web series)): The offbeat and smartest member of the Bravest Warriors. His glove contains a computer A.I. named Pixel (voiced by Maria Bamford) who gets jealous easily. His weapon animal is a falcon that forms an axe. It can also form a bazooka and a guitar.
  • Daniel "Danny" Vasquez (voiced by Rob Paulsen (pilot), John Omohundro (web series)): The snarky, cool inventor of the Bravest Warriors. His weapon animal is a dog which forms either a sword or gattling gun. He played a banjo by using his barefeet in episode 7, "Gas Powered Stick".
  • Catbug (voiced by Sam Lavagnino): A childish creature that is part cat and part ladybug. Catbug first appeared in the comic, but was introduced along with Impossibear and Plum in "Gas Powered Stick". He simultaneously exists in two dimensions, one of which is the See-Through Zone where the Bravest Warriors' parents are imprisoned.

Recurring Characters[edit]

  • Plum (voiced by Tara Strong): First appeared in the comic book and was introduced along with Impossibear and Catbug in Gas Powered Stick, is Beth's friend who is a Merewif, an amphibious alien who can merge her legs into a mermaid tail when in water, as revealed at the end of the episode. [11] She can also assume a more monstrous form with fangs, glowing purple eyes and six tentacles. Plum is the unofficial 5th Bravest Warrior. She has an ancient and wise second personality that lives in her second brain. She seems to have a crush on Chris as seen in Gas Powered Stick when she flirts and kisses him, but that could've been a ruse in order to remove the peach pit that gave Chris X-ray vision.
  • Emotion Lord (voiced by Breehn Burns): A 200-year-old human who has reality warping powers tied to his emotions. In "Lavarinth", he reveals himself to be Chris from 184 years in the future, and that he needs Chris to start taking vitamin B12 supplements otherwise they will go bald.[12] He has been missing since the episode "Ultra Wankershim" when he was 'forced' to put on the temporal pair 'o socks which appeared after he accidentally gave Chris dangerous foreknowledge of the future. [13]
  • The Concierge (voiced by Eric Bauza): A small grey-skinned, purple-haired creature in a suit that follows the Emotion Lord in his travels and takes record of everything he says and does. He first appeared in the episode "Emotion Lord" and was most recently seen in "Merewif Tag".[14] [15] He is supposedly invisible to all but the Emotion Lord, but was visible to Danny and Wallow in "Lavarinth" [16] and Plum in "Merewif Tag". [17]
  • Impossibear (voiced by Michael Leon Wooley): An unusual bear that first appeared in the comic, but was introduced along with Catbug and Plum in "Gas Powered Stick".[18]
  • Jelly Kid (voiced by Breehn Burns): Also first appeared in "Memory Donk" as a passenger on the bus, and is shown to be able to summon bread at will by making a "pshew" sound. Jelly Kid is killed by Catbug in "Jelly Kid Forever" but soon returns to life in the same episode.
  • Ralph Waldo Pickle Chips (voiced by Bill Mumy): Beth's father who upon entering the See-Through Zone with the other Courageous Battlers decided to become an acolyte of the deadly Aeon Worm. He soon begins rebuilding a following with several hamsters.
  • Beth's Horse (Voiced by Victor Caroli): First appeared in the season 1 finale episode "Catbug". He is Beth's childhood pet who apparently became paralyzed after he figured out the meaning of forever. Being unable to move or speak he uses a dramatic internal monologue to chronicle his daily life. However, upon entering the see-through zone with Beth he developes telekinetic and psychic powers which he uses to fight the Aeon Worm and protect Beth.
  • Slippy Napkins (Voiced by Polly Lou Livingston): First appeared in the Random! Cartoons pilot. A member of an alien race who the Bravest Warriors save from a rogue planet. She possesses two legs and a single arm coming out of her head that her people soon learn to use in high-fives. Slippy Napkins returns as one of Wallow's alien pets and a member of Catbug's away team on Santee Major.

Episodes[edit]

The series pilot, written by Pendleton Ward and directed by Ward and Randy Myers, first aired on Frederator's Random! Cartoons on the Nicktoons Network on January 10, 2009. The short features different designs and voice actors from the web series.

Bravest Warriors launched on Frederator Studios' Cartoon Hangover YouTube channel on November 8, 2012. The first series was released between November 8, 2012 and March 7, 2013. The series features new character designs and casting from the original pilot.[19] Breehn Burns, Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, and Fred Seibert developed and executive produced the Bravest Warriors series for Frederator Studios. Burns, writer and director of Bravest Warriors, is the co-head of Lone Sausage Productions and the co-creator of the award-winning animated short, Dr. Tran. A second season began on October 17, 2013.[20][21] The series began streaming on the Nintendo Video serviced for Nintendo 3DS in North America from November 2013.[22]

Comics[edit]

A comic book adaptation of Bravest Warriors by Boom! Comics at San Diego Comic-Con[23] began publication on Boom!'s kaboom! label from October 24, 2012.[24] At San Diego Comic-Con International in 2013 it was announced that Cartoon Hangover had teamed up with Viz Media to make comics and graphic novels of their properties, with Bravest Warriors being one of the titles announced under their new Perfect Square imprint. They were announced to be released in 2014.[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2474952/
  2. ^ "Bravest warriors News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip". io9. 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  3. ^ Credits: Emotion Lord, episode #1
  4. ^ "Emotion Lord (Bravest Warriors - Ep. 2 Season 1 On Cartoon Hangover)". YouTube. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  5. ^ Bravest Warriors — BRAVEST WARRIORS premieres NOVEMBER 8
  6. ^ Bravest Warriors — therealmikeholmes: THIS IS IT! IT IS TODAY!!!
  7. ^ "CATBUG'S ANSWERS - Hungover with Cade (Ep. 7)". YouTube. 2013-04-11. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  8. ^ http://www.annecy.org/annecy-2013/festival/official-selection:c8
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47s570LFHDU&list=PL2DcNkn8HAwR_7sj9S_shla9Wc521w6YW.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wkm9rA0vudE&list=PL2DcNkn8HAwR_7sj9S_shla9Wc521w6YW.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Next Time on Bravest Warriors - Gas Powered Stick on Cartoon Hangover". YouTube. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  12. ^ "Lavarinth (Bravest Warriors - Ep. 6 Season 1 on Cartoon Hangover)". YouTube. 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jidZCvGHdBM&list=PL2DcNkn8HAwR_7sj9S_shla9Wc521w6YW.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ "Emotion Lord (Bravest Warriors - Ep. 2 Season 1 On Cartoon Hangover) - YouTube". YouTube. 2012-11-15. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 
  15. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axP2IPMslCI.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlmENuNoobY.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axP2IPMslCI.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  18. ^ "Gas Powered Stick (Bravest Warriors - Ep. 7 Season 1 on Cartoon Hangover)". YouTube. 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  19. ^ Bravest Warriors — Well hello, there! Welcome to our tumblr. We’ve
  20. ^ "Bravest Warriors — You asked for it and we’re giving it to you". Bravestwarriors.cartoonhangover.com. 2013-04-02. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  21. ^ "Bravest Warriors Season 2 Release Date on Cartoon Hangover". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  22. ^ http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/31/misadventures-of-link-pikmin-and-bravest-warriors-coming-to-nin/
  23. ^ KaBoom! Announces "Bravest Warriors," Pendleton Ward Signing At Comic-Con - Comic Book Resources
  24. ^ "Preview: Bravest Warriors #1". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved 2013-01-16. 
  25. ^ "Viz Media Expands Children's Publishing with Perfect Square Imprint". Anime News Network. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 

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