Cartoon Network answers the burning questions about one of the Land of Ooo’s most mysterious residents, Marceline the Vampire Queen in the eight-episode special, Adventure Time: Stakes!, which will debut on DVD this January. A serialized journey into the diary of Marceline the Vampire Queen, “Stakes!” is the latest in a long line of must-sees from the prolific, Emmy® and Peabody Award-winning Adventure Time team. Available on January 19 for the suggested retail price of $14.97, the DVD will include all eight episodes, plus exclusive new content including animatics, an art gallery, song demos and a brand new song written by Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe).
Marceline wishes to be an undead, red-sucker no more, but can Princess Bubblegum concoct a cure? At the same time, five of Marceline’s most fearsome foes return from her past. What might her most powerful nemesis, the Vampire King, have in store? Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and their friends join the Vampire Queen’s fight against her immortal enemies. But for Marceline, the stakes have never been higher throughout these eight special episodes of Adventure Time!
Series regulars Olivia Olson (Marceline), Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Hynden Walch (Princess Bubblegum) and Tom Kenny (Ice King) are joined by guest stars Rebecca Romijn (The Empress), Billy Brown (The Vampire King), composer and actor Paul Williams (The Hierophant), Ron Funches (The Fool), Beau Billingslea (The Moon) and Kyle Kinane (Cloud Dance). In her voice acting debut, Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar joins the cast as the voice of Marceline’s mother.
“Stakes!” debuted on Cartoon Network in November 2015 to phenomenal success, ranking as the #1 program in its time period with all key kids and boys audiences. The DVD release joins the roster of Adventure Time home entertainment titles that includes seasons one through five packed with bonus content, as well as a collection of themed episodic releases, all of which are currently available at retail. Supported by a huge following that includes nearly 18 million Facebook fans, the brand boasts a strong lineup of consumer products that includes publishing, games, toys, apparel, comics, costumes, posters, and much more.
Cartoon Network’s original animated series, Adventure Time, has received numerous entertainment award citations over the years. The series’ distinctions include the prestigious Peabody and BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts). In 2015, Adventure Time received its sixth nomination for the Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Short-format Animated Program and won for the episode “Jake The Brick.” Adventure Time has also received two nominations for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series (2014 and 2013) and a Television Critics Association Awards nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming (2013). Adventure Time is created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
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Street Date: January 19, 2016
Run Time: 88 minutes