Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-ray Review - Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Blu-ray Review - Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season

Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season
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About the Blu-ray
This February, Cartoon Network will release the third full-season installment of its most mathematical animated series on both Blu-ray™ and DVD as Adventure Time: The Complete Third Season hits retail. Continuing the franchise’s home entertainment momentum which has included a series of top-selling releases to date, the Blu-ray and DVD both feature all 26 episodes from the series’ third season, as well as must-have bonus features including episode commentaries for ALL 26 episodes, an interview with series creator Pendleton Ward, an alternate show introduction. Plus, further satiating even the most passionate Adventure Time fans, it’s BMO! Fans and collectors are in for a special treat with a custom die-cut BMO slipcase, which transforms the Blu-ray and DVD packaging into their very own collectible BMO figurine. Available on February 25 for the suggested retail price of $32.07 and $26.95 for Blu-ray and two-disc DVD, respectively.

“Adventure Time has become a phenomenon that has resonated with audiences of all ages – and we’re thrilled to keep up with the demand for full-season and Blu-ray sets for those most passionate fans with today’s announcement,” said Erik Resnick, vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises, the home entertainment division of the network. “Our third full-season release will bring more of what Adventure Time fans love about these collectible sets: hours of their favorite episodes bundled with great bonus features created for fans by the show team, all in unique, collectible packaging.”

 As one of Cartoon Network’s most popular series, Adventure Time continues to grow and thrive since its on-air debut in April 2010. With strong on-air success through its fifth season, critical acclaim, passionate fan base and strong consumer products program, the brand has become a massive hit among audiences of all ages. During its fifth season, the series was the #1 show among boys 6-11, as well as a top-rated show among kids 6-11, and kids and boys 9-14, according to Nielson Media Research. With a huge social following of more than 10 million fans on Facebook, Adventure Time consistently ranks as a top digital brand as well, with top-rated apps and online games featured on Additionally, the Adventure Time consumer products program attempts to satiate the fan base’s desire to interact with their favorite characters with a robust licensing program that includes toys, apparel, publishing, accessories, interactive games, youth electronics, comic books, posters and much more. Some recent successes for the brand range from the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia from Abrams Publishing debuting on the New York Times Best Sellers list this summer to the monthly comic book line from Boom Studios winning the 2013 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Kids (Ages 8-12) at 25th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony at Comic-Con.

 From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants – and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. The Land of Ooo is teeming with imposing mountains, lush green plains, accessible forests, ubiquitous prairies and winding rivers, the cities and towns are 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.

My Take on the Blu-ray
This is a great series and a great season. I loved this blu-ray, not only because there were some great episodes, but also that there were so many of them in this season. With 26 episodes this will give you a ton of great shows to watch with great characters and some great writing as well. The 26 episodes included in this were:

1. Conquest of Cuteness

2. Morituri Te Salutamus

3. Memory of a Memory

4. Hitman

5. Too Young

6. The Monster

7. Still

8. Wizard Battle

9. Fionna and Cake

10. What Was Missing

11. Apple Thief

12. The Creeps

13. From Bad to Worse

14. Beautopia

15. No One Can Hear You

16. Jake vs. Me-Mow

17. Thank You

18. The New Frontier

19. Holly Jolly Secrets (Part 1)

20. Holly Jolly Secrets (Part 2)

21. Marceline's Closet

22. Paper Pete

23. Another Way

24. Ghost Princess

25. Dad's Dungeon

26. Incendium

I have enjoyed the first two seasons and this season was just as good. My favorite episodes were definitely Incendium and The New Frontier, but there were so many great ones this season and I think you too will agree when you watch this yourself.

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