Analyzing Adventure Time

Critical Essays on Cartoon Network’s World of Ooo

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About the Book

In 2010, Cartoon Network debuted a new animated series called Adventure Time, and within just a few short years the show became both a pop culture phenomenon and a critical darling. But despite all the admiration, not many works of scholarship have assessed the show through a critical lens.
This anthology is an attempt to fill this scholarly oversight and spark a wider conversation about the show’s deeper themes. Across 15 scholarly essays, this book’s contributors study Adventure Time from a variety of angles, proving just how insightful the series really is. From a consideration of BMO’s queer identity to a psychoanalytic reading of Lemongrab and an examination of how anime has impacted the show, the topics explored in this anthology are diverse and unique and are likely to appeal to scholars and fans alike.

About the Author(s)

Paul A. Thomas is a library specialist at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. He holds a PhD in library and information management from Emporia State University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Paul A. Thomas
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7858-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4909-2
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Book Reviews & Awards

“An incredible look at an often-overlooked staple of Cartoon Network, this text will provide scholars (and scholarly-minded fans) of Adventure Time a paradigmatic examination of the program.”—David S. Silverman, Kansas State University-Salina