#8: How Kids View “Regular Show,” How Adults View “Adventure Time”

Regular Show is a show about a bluejay named Mordecai and a raccoon named Rigby. They are 23 year old groundskeepers at a local park and interact with their coworkers Benson, Pops, Skips, Muscle Man and Hi-Five Ghost. Each episode essentially follows the similar structure of Mordecai and Rigby slacking off during work and then accidentally causing some extreme and often supernatural form of chaos to erupt from their immaturity.

Adventure Time also follows two best friends: Finn the human boy and Jake the dog (who’s magical). They live in a post-apocalyptic world called Land of Ooo and go on adventures with Princess Bubblegum, the Ice King and Marceline the Vampire Queen. Finn is the only surviving human and his adventures take him to destinations of the magical and cosmic variety.

From an animation standpoint, why have the main character in the fantasy show be human, but have two animals lead a more realistic show about the utter minutia of life? Continue reading

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