Adventure Time: The Crossover (also known as Crossover Time) is the 2017 American animated comedy fantasy-adventure direct-to-video film based on the Cartoon Network series, Adventure Time. It was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios and premiered on Cartoon Network on July 7, 2017. The film stars the voices of Jeremy Shada, John DiMaggio, Hynden Walch, Olivia Olson, Niki Yang, Kristen Schaal, Ron Perlman, Madeleine Martin, Roz Ryan and Tom Kenny.
"Crossover Time" is a crossover with Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, two animated series created by series' creator Pendleton Ward, that had previously premiered on Cartoon Network and Cartoon Hangover respectively.
Finn and Jake meet the crew of Bravest Warriors, who have come to Ooo in the present to stop them from destroying the war. In addition, Finn and Jake also chase the Lich through a dimensional portal where they meet Prismo, a wish granter, who tells them that the Lich wished for the extinction of all life. This leads Finn to wish that the Lich had never existed. Finn is then transported to an alternate timeline, where he is a normal human living with his family and his dog, Jake, on a farm. In the alternate reality, Finn discovers a magical ice crown, which he attempts to use to repay his family's debt. After placing it on his head, he is magically imbued with power over ice and snow. So it's up to Finn and Jake to save the alternate reality.
- Jeremy Shada as Finn
- John DiMaggio as Jake
- Alex Walsh as Chris
- Ron Perlman as the Lich
- Tony Todd as Aeon Worm
- Hynden Walch as Princess Bubblegum
- Liliana Mumy as Beth
- John Omohundro as Danny
- Ian Jones-Quartey as Wallow
- Sam Lavagnino as Catbug
- Olivia Olson as Marceline, Farmworld Marceline
- Niki Yang as BMO, Lady Rainicorn
- Kristen Schaal as Jake Jr.
- Tom Kenny as Ice King, Farmworld Simon
- James Kyson as Big Destiny, Trami
- Eric Bauza as Tromo
- Ming-Na Wen as Finn's Mom
- Jeff Bennett as Choose Bruce
- Kumail Nanjiani as Prismo
- M. Emmet Walsh as Cosmic Owl
- Pendleton Ward as Lumpy Space Princess
- Steve Little as Peppermint Butler
Production began in February 2016.
These are the songs that were heard in the film. It also featured two real-life songs including, "March of the Swivel Heads" and "This is War".
- "Adventure Time" - Pendleton Ward
- "Bravest Warriors" - Peter Berkman (Anamanaguchi) and Jonathan Baken
- "March of the Swivelheads" - The Beat
- "When Worlds Collide" - Jeremy Shada, Alex Walsh
- "This is War" - 30 Seconds to Mars
- "When Worlds Collide (Reprise)" - Jeremy Shada, Alex Walsh
- "Island Song"
The movie first screened at the LA Downtown Independent on November 4, 2016 and continued to screen until December 25, 2016. The movie also screened at select Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas across the United States and it had a select showtime at the SVA Theatre of New York and at the Cinema Montrereal CANADA during February 2017.
Adventure Time: The Crossover premiered on July 7, 2017 in the United States on Cartoon Network and premiered on Cartoon Network in the United Kingdom and Ireland and Cartoon Network in Australia and New Zealand on July 10, 2017. The film premiered in Asia on July 13, 2017. The film premiered in Central and Latin America on July 17, 2017. The movie premiered on Cartoon Network in Canada on July 7, 2017.
Home media releaseEdit
The film was released to digital on platforms such as iTunes and Google Play Movies & TV on May 2, 2017. The movie was later released to DVD by Warner Home Video on June 20, 2017. The movie has grossed $85,395 in domestic DVD sales.
- This is the second movie based on a Cartoon Network series since "Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show" in 2009, and the second one to be released theatrically since "The Powerpuff Girls Movie" back in 2002, but was only shown on a limited number of theatres.
- According to Pendleton Ward, they started production on the movie when they finished writing the mini-series "Islands" and finished it when they began writing Season Nine.
- The original cast reprised their roles in the movie.
- A trailer was first shown at Comic-Con on April 13, 2017.
- On February 9, 2017, Larry Leichter announced via Twitter that the film had been completed.
- The animation of the movie is the same as the show, although CGI was used for the time room, the Candy Kingdom's castle, the ice mountains, as well as the trees.
- Originally the movie was supposed to be a 60 minute special, but Pendleton Ward and Rebecca Sugar refused and acknowledged Cartoon Network to make it a full movie and both agreed.
- The movie was on the short-list for becoming nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, although it did not get nominated. This also marks the second Cartoon Network Feature to come into the Academy Award.
- The movie focuses more on Finn than Jake.
- This was the first animated film to collaborate with 9 different cartoon series.
- The film collaborates with Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears, Teen Titans Go!, Uncle Grandpa, Wabbit From Looney Tunes, The Powerpuff Girls (2016) & Clarence.
- This film uses same clip footages from the episodes, "The Lich", "Finn the Human", "Jake the Dog" and "Crossover" most likely because that episode deals with Farmworld, the Mushroom Bomb and the Lich, and contains depictions of the Lich steals the Enchiridion and Farmworld Finn frozes all his dimension. So Prismo sends Finn and Jake to save Farmworld that deals with the time travel.
- Although the Lich is the main antagonist of the movie, he has bigger plans than Big Destiny and Aeon Worm.