Adventure Time creator developing a new animated series Catbug
According DeadlineAdventure Time creator Pendleton Ward will again be teaming with Frederator Studios to develop and produce a new animated series called Catbug, based on the popular recurring character from Ward and Frederator Studios' web series Bravest Warriors.
“(Catbug) has become a true Internet meme or culture, spurring parodies and references to its peculiar program lines,” CEO of Frederator and Chief Creative Officer of Wow! Unlimited Media, Fred Seibert said in a statement.
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Catbug is described as a mixture of a blue cat and a ladybug. Since the character's first appearance in the Bravest Warriors' first season in 2013, he has become an instant fan favorite, which has received over 25 million video views centered on Catbug. The character is also popular as GIF with over 200 million loops on Giphy.com and the short-format TikTok video sharing app with 135 million views.
Frederator Studios has already started releasing the series for streaming services and networks, and plans to complement it with a social networking plan, animated videos, ebooks and webcomics.
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Currently, Pendleton Ward is also busy working on the next four special special hours of the beloved and award-winning animated series Adventure Time Adventure Time entitled Adventure Time: Distant Lands. The revival series debuted next year at HBO Max.