Pendleton Ward Confirms He Quit Showrunning ‘Adventure Time’

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
Pendleton Ward Confirms He Quit Showrunning ‘Adventure Time’

“Adventure Time” creator Pendleton Wrard has retired from the cartoon business, leaving the hit cult animation series sometime in Season 5. Read on for more details on this story.

“Dealing with people every day wears on you – To spend that extra energy and time you don’t have, to make something that’s worth making, to make it awesome, wears you out. It’s a beast of a show. And the more popular it gets, the more the ancillary things – like the merchandise and games and everything – keep getting bigger. For me, having quality of life outweighed the need to control this project and make it great all the time,” said Ward in an interview with Rolling Stone.


Ward was best known for creating the Emmy-award winning series “Adventure Time.” The series follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a magical dog with the power to change shape and grow and shrink at will. The series is set in the post-apocalyptic land of Ooo, where the brothers interact with an array of colorful, crazy characters such as the Ice King, Princess Bubblegum and Marceline the Vampire among others. Pendleton lends his voice to Lumpy Space Princess or LSP for short and Shelby the worm.

Pendleton remains attached to the show, writing the storyboards, but prefers to stay and work at home.
The hit animated TV series, which spanned for three years, six seasons, with 176 11-minute episodes, has generated up to 10 games which has dominated the app store and comics that has produced a thousand copies and near infinite merchandise. On July 25, 2014, the series was confirmed to be renewed for a seventh season.

Other works made by Ward include the animated web series “Bravest Warriors.” Set in the year 3085, the series follows four teenage heroes-for-hire — Chris, Beth, Wallow and Danny — as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. The animated series began streaming on Frederator’s Cartoon Hangover channel on YouTube from Nov. 8, 2012. The show won the Shorty Award for Best Web Show in 2013 and a pending nomination n the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Asked if he’d love to create another series such as “Adventure Time,” Ward responds, “No, never. That sounds like a nightmare!”

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