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Cartoon Network Peeks Over The Garden Wall

First-Ever Miniseries spans five mysterious nights starting 6th April at 6pm

Voiced by Elijah Wood with special guest voices from John Cleese and Tim Curry

Come along with brothers Wirt and Greg on their puzzling adventures filled with twists and turns, friends and foes.  Cartoon Network’s first animated miniseries Over the Garden Wall will premiere over five consecutive night beginning Monday, 6th April at 6pm. 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-tempered bluebird named Beatrice (voiced by Melanie Lynskey), Wirt and Greg must travel across this strange land in hope of finding their way home. At the heart of Over the Garden Wall are two brothers who are looking for direction in different ways. Wirt gets lost in his own thoughts, while Greg gets lost in the wonder and fun of the world around him. Join them as they encounter surprises and obstacles on their journey through the woods. 

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. Produced under Cartoon Network’s prolific shorts program, Over the Garden Wall joins an illustrious list of animated shorts to become a fully produced series on Cartoon Network (Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa and Clarence,).
The Over The Garden Wall miniseries premieres on Cartoon Network on Monday, 6th April at 6pm.

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