- Elijah Wood, Christopher Lloyd, John Cleese and Melanie Lynskey headline brand new miniseries - 

(October 8, 2014, Sydney, Australia) – Cartoon Network’s first original miniseries featuring a star-studded Hollywood lineup and inventive two-dimensional animation style, Over the Garden Wall, will premiere on Monday 15 December at 6pm.

Headlined by an all-star cast, this modern fairytale features the voices of Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings), Collin Dean (Hotel Transylvania), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), John Cleese (Fawlty Towers), Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men), Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show) and Shirley Jones (The Partridge Family) as well as musician Chris Isaak.

Created by Adventure Time storyboard artist, writer and creative director Patrick McHale, Over the Garden Wall is a 10-part animated comedy-fantasy story that follows two brothers Wirt (Elijah Wood) and Greg (Collin Dean), who get lost in a mysterious world and must travel across a strange land to find their way home.

“I love working on a series that is fun to make as well as watch, and I’m excited to share these genuinely interesting relationships with audiences all over the world. The characters fall into these different pockets of stories throughout their journey so always look forward to something completely unexpected,” said Mr. McHale.

The sensibilities of the miniseries are rooted in American folk tales, ghost stories, superstitions, Victorian postcards and anything else lying around the attic, as well as classics Alice in Wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.

Music plays an important role in Over The Garden Wall, with its soundtrack featuring many original songs. The series is produced by Cartoon Network Studios with Nick Cross serving as Art Director.

Over The Garden Wall is based upon McHale’s award-winning short, Tome of the Unknown, which took home the Bruce Corwin Award for Best Animated Short at the 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Produced under Cartoon Network’s prolific international shorts program, Tome of the Unknown joins an illustrious list of animated shorts to become fully-produced series on Cartoon Network (Regular Show, Steven Universe, Uncle Grandpa, Clarence, the recently-greenlit We Bare Bears and the Asia Pacific-produced Exchange Student Zero).

Over the Garden Wall will premiere Monday 15 December at 6pm on Cartoon Network, continuing daily until Friday 19 December.


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About Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand

Cartoon Network offers the best in original animated entertainment while also drawing from the world’s most iconic cartoon library of Warner Bros., MGM and Hanna-Barbera titles. Original series showcased on Cartoon Network include the multi-award-winning comedies Uncle Grandpa, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time, as well as global franchise hit Ben 10. Cartoon Network is seen by 2.3 million households in Australia via Channel 713 on Foxtel, and to almost 800,000 households in New Zealand on Sky TV’s Channel 102.

Cartoon Network manages, a dedicated YouTube channel and a popular Facebook page. Catch-up and live content is also available in Australia via the Foxtel GO mobile app and the IPTV platform Foxtel Play, accessible via Telstra T-Box, Microsoft Xbox, Samsung Connected TV, Blu-ray, Home Theatres and Sony PlayStation systems. Selected video content and games can also be accessed using iTunes and the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app. In New Zealand, SKY GO offers live and catch-up content online.

In both Australia and New Zealand, Cartoon Network is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is the parent company of local affiliate Turner International Australia Pty Ltd.

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. Turner runs 45 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries throughout the region, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Cartoonito, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In India, Turner also manages advertising sales and distribution for HBO, and distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits HD. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company.