Adam Muto

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Adam Muto
Muto in 2015
BornJuly 19, 1980 (age 38)
Known forAnimation, Comics
Notable work
Artist, director, writer, storyboard artist, executive producer, showrunner

Adam Muto (born July 19, 1980) is an American writer, director and storyboard artist, known for his work as the executive producer and showrunner of the animated television series Adventure Time.


Muto was a classmate of Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward at CalArts.[1] When Ward was first working on the Adventure Time pilot for the Frederator incubator series Random! Cartoons, Muto assisted him by drawing props.[2] Eventually, Muto went on to work on the television series, serving as a storyboard artist. During the show's first season, he was partnered with Elizabeth Ito, but during the show's second and third seasons, he was partnered with Rebecca Sugar. During the following year, he was promoted to creative director, and midway through the show's fifth season, he was promoted to supervising producer, then co-executive producer.[3] From mid-season five until the show's conclusion, he served as the show's showrunner and executive producer (following Ward's stepping down sometime during the production of season five).[1]


Adam Muto's work on Adventure Time gained him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for the second season episode "It Came From the Nightosphere" in 2011, along with his then-storyboarding partner Rebecca Sugar.[4]


Year Title Role
2006–07 Random! Cartoons Creator ("SamSquatch" short)
2008–18 Adventure Time Story, writer, storyboard artist, director, creative director (Seasons 3-5), supervising director (Seasons 5-9), supervising producer (2013-2014), co-executive producer, executive producer (Season 6-10), showrunner (Season 5-10)
2018–present Summer Camp Island Additional storyboard artist (Season 1)
2019 Steven Universe Storyboard artist (Season 5)


  1. ^ a b Amidi, Amid (October 3, 2014). "Pen Ward Quit 'Adventure Time' Because It Was Driving Him Nuts". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Farago, Andrew (January 29, 2009). "Random Thoughts from Frederator Cartoonists". Animation World Network. Retrieved July 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Clark, Noelene (February 25, 2014). "'Adventure Time' Exclusive Clip". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Adventure Time". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved January 23, 2013.

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