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Costume Quest - Cartoon

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It was announced a while back (Feb 6 2015) that Frederator was creating a 11-minute cartoon based on Costume Quest. What has be excited is that Zac Gorman (Over the Garden Wall) is writing the script while Pat McHale (Adventure Time, Over the Garden Wall) will be directing. I enjoy Over the Garden Wall as my favorite Halloween animated series, just as much as I enjoy Costume Quest as my favorite Halloween game. Plus, who doesn't love Adventure Time?

The last news posted on Frederator's Facebook page (7 months ago) stated that they had finished calling retakes. There's even a short clip, which has the early glimmers of "interesting" to it.

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So my question is, when will we be shown the cartoon? And what, if anything, would be needed to convince Frederator to turn this animated short into a full series?

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The cartoon was mentioned in the latest interview with Tim Schafer. It's still happening, there is no date for it yet.

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17 minutes ago, EMarley said:

The cartoon was mentioned in the latest interview with Tim Schafer. It's still happening, there is no date for it yet.

I naturally assumed it was still moving forward, but I was really hoping for a target date when we might expect the show to be available. Obviously Halloween has just passed and I assumed October would have been the perfect month for it to make an appearance. Ah well.

Also I'm curious whether there is any chance the 11-minute episode might become a full series. I suppose that depends on interest from viewers, and that interest would depend on the plot and characters. The obvious appeal for me when it came to Costume Quest was that the first game perfectly captured the nostalgia of Halloween, so I would want the same to be true of the series... and yet how do you make every episode Halloween? I suppose if they incorporated the time travel aspect from Costume Quest 2, they could turn any day into Halloween by travelling through time to October 31st of any year, past or future.

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Finally, an update, but it looks like the cartoon won't arrive until 2018:

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170213005593/en/Amazon-Studios-Greenlights-Original-Kids-Series-Pete

Or here's a relevant excerpt:

Based on the smash video game series by Double Fine Productions (Psychonauts, Broken Age) and the world originally created by Tasha SounartCostume Quest is a funny and mysterious animated series aimed at six to 11-year-olds. The show stars four kids facing off against the dark forces lurking in the shadows of their sleepy town of Auburn Pines. To overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, they must learn to unlock and master the magical powers of supernormal costumes—with each costume comes a new set of transformations and powers. The series is executive produced by Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete) who also serves as story editor, as well as Frederator Studios’ Fred Seibert (The Fairly OddParents), Kevin Kolde (Adventure Time) and Eric Homan(Adventure Time). Costume Quest is produced at Frederator Studios, a WOW! Unlimited Media company.

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Well, while it's not a firm date yet, at least the good news is that Cartoon Quest has been expanded from an "animated short" into a full-fledged series, which will be shown on Amazon. As for when it will be available, here's all I know:

It’s been a journey, but the writers’ room is staffed (that’s another post), and we’re counting down the days till the Costume Quest premiere in 2018.

For the full article, check-out the post on Frederator's blog:

http://frederator-studios.frederator.com/post/157191928552/well-the-bags-out-of-the-catwell-be-producing

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No release date has been announced, but it has been picked up as a full series by Amazon. I would guess a premier to be around fall of next year.

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So I am a big fan of the costume quest series, some of my childhood memories are being stuck on the final boss of the first game and I was delighted to hear that there was going to be a cartoon series but I do have some questions:

1) When is it coming out?

2a) does it follow the main crew

2b) if so is it before the first game, during the first game, in the middle of the two games, during the second game or after the second game?

Now I know the next one is a stretch and there is probably no answer for it currently but...

3) if the series goes well will be a follow up like a season 2? A third game? A remake/ remaster of one of the games or a film?

 So it would be really

awesome and really cool if someone could anwser these questions but at the end of the day they don’t have to to tell me as it is private information and they do as they please.

 

 

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As per the existing thread about this above, it's due to come out "in 2018".

The official page says it's "based on" the games (which is ambiguous, but I would take to mean it does not slot into the canon of the games, it is an adaptation of them) and has some art of the lead characters. (There's also some more stills and stuff on the Frederator facebook page.)

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I just thought to merge the two threads. To celebrate, here's a link that Spaff pointed out to me: http://frederator-studios.frederator.com/post/176785327202/at-todays-costume-quest-cast-crew-screening-we

It's about a cast and crew screening, which suggests lots of progress has been made, but it also mentions that we won't get to see the show until 2019 now.

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That's unfortunate, but that means DF has plenty of time to coordinate a Costume Quest 3 (or perhaps an expansion for CQ2) to coincide with the release of the animated series. ;D

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I think that one year to plan, design and develop a full game alongside Psychonauts 2 probably isn't plenty of time, unless they're already working on it. ;) Some kind of tie-in would be very cool though, even if it was just something small and purely cosmetic. 

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