Cartoon Network US teams up with Threadless for design challenge

MUMBAI: US kids broadcaster Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and Threadless, a design company, have unveiled plans for a first-ever Adventure Time design challenge.

a Up and running now, artists and fans of the animated series created by Pendleton Ward can log on to to submit designs inspired by Finn, Jake, Lumpy Space Princess - heck, even the Ice King - and the rest of the cast of characters and designs featured in the Land of Ooo.

The theme of the programme around which artists are asked to create their designs is "adventuring."

To participate in this month-long design challenge, artists submit their designs and have members of the Threadless community vote on them.

The top-rated and most impressive designs will be selected by CNE and Ward, and they will be offered as T-shirts sold exclusively at A winning artist will also be selected and will receive a bunch of prizes, including a signed piece of original art from the show, $2,000 in cash and a $250 Threadless gift certificate.

Artists have until 4 July to submit their design and the winner will be announced on 25 July. 
CNE VP US consumer products Pete Yoder said, "The Adventure Time fanbase has been incredibly active, loyal and passionate since the launch of the brand. This partnership with Threadless gives us a highly-creative and organic way to tap in to that rich fan community and give them the chance to design some exclusively-inspired merchandise."

Threadless founder Jake Nickell said, "Threadless strives to give our global community of more than 100,000 artists new opportunities to design cool things for meaningful organisations and businesses. Through Threadless Atrium, CNE has the opportunity to discover how powerful and fun it is to work with their own communities to dream-up and create products through community-based design and voting. Adventure Time is a perfect fit with the passions and interests of our community and we‘re excited to offer this cool challenge to them."

Adventure Time’s first season was watched by more than 37 million people, according to Nielsen Media Research. New fans have been watching new episodes from the second season.

From the mind of Ward, the show is produced in partnership with Frederator Studios with Fred Seibert serving as an executive producer. Teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, accessible forests, ubiquitous prairies and winding rivers, the Land of Ooo is filled with bizarre characters in need of unique assistance. Whether it‘s saving Princess Bubblegum, defeating zombie candy, mocking the "oxy-moronic" Ice King, or rocking out with undead music wiz Marceline the Vampire Queen, with Finn and Jake it‘s always Adventure Time.

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