BY SHAMAN MOMOH
Cartoon Network’s first original animated miniseries, Over the Garden Wall, which recently won the Best Animated Program award at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys, will premiere on Saturday, 17th October at 8:20 AM on DStv channel 301.
This ten episode mystery adventure, created by Patrick McHale (Adventure Time), features the voices of Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) and Collin Dean (The War At Home) and is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
Over the Garden Wall is the story of two brothers, Wirt (voiced by Elijah Wood) and Greg (voiced by Collin Dean), who find themselves lost in the Unknown; a strange forest adrift in time. With the help of a wise old Woodsman (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) and a foul-tem-pered bluebird named Beatrice (voiced by Melanie Lynskey), Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land in hope of finding their way home.
The visually stunning series offers a soft and nostalgic storybook feeling, inspired by folk art, classical illustrations and features a soundtrack full of Americana-influenced original songs. The ten-part miniseries includes guest voices from film, television, theater and music. They include John Cleese, Tim Curry, Chris Isaak, Bebe Neuwirth, Shannyn Sossamon, Jack Jones, Samuel Ramey, and Deborah Voight, among others.
Over the Garden Wall is based upon McHale’s award-winning short, Tome of the Unknown. Pro-duced under Cartoon Network’s prolific shorts pro-gram, Over the Garden Wall joins an illustrious list of animated shorts to become a fully produced series on Cartoon Network (Regular Show, Steven Uni-verse, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence).
The Over the Garden Wall miniseries premieres on Cartoon Network, channel 301 on DStv, on Saturday, 17th October at 8:20 AM
For more information, visit www.dstv.com