McHale and his crew tried to maintain a balance between frightening imagery and "episodes that are just light and funny". For the music, McHale drew inspiration from "classic American, opera singing". Nick Cross served as art director and Nate Cash as supervising director; both worked with McHale alongside storyboard artists located in New York and Chicago. This distance proved difficult for McHale, who found it "particularly daunting considering the idiosyncratic nature of the production".
McHale referenced chromolithography , vintage Halloween postcards, magic lantern slides, and photographs of New England foliage to create the show's style.
It also received an honorable mention at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. At the San Diego Comic-Con International, a preview of the show was screened along with various panels for other shows on the network. The show made its premiere on November 3, on Cartoon Network, and ran over five consecutive nights. The entirety of it was published on iTunes preceding its broadcast. Various melodies and songs based on pres music are heard throughout the series.
Elijah Wood , the voice actor for Wirt, has said that "if this show were a record, it would be played on a phonograph ". The majority of the series' songs have been officially uploaded to YouTube. On the DVD release they can be heard, along with visuals and without dialogue, in a special feature known as the Composer's Cut. An extended version of the soundtrack, featuring 32 tracks and totaling around 44 minutes in length, was released in the form of a gram vinyl record by Mondo in August The extended soundtrack debuted at the San Diego Comic-Con, with a limited 1, copies, featuring a cover designed by Sam Wolfe Connelly.
The extended vinyl is also available as a webstore exclusive from Mondo. In September , Mondo released an audio cassette tape titled "For Sara", based on the cassette tape labelled with the same name seen in the series. The cassette features over twenty minutes of poetry spoken by Elijah Wood in character as Wirt and music performed by the Blasting Company.
Wirt and Greg, along with a frog that Greg attempts to name, are lost in a forest and are met by a talking bluebird and later a woodsman. They are informed by the old Woodsman that they are lost in the Unknown and warns them of "The Beast". Taking them to his oil mill, Wirt and Greg decide to stay for the night but problems arise when Greg leaves a trail of candy that a wolf, which they mistakenly believe to be the Beast, follows them.
Greg knocks out the Woodsman, the two brothers run from the wolf, resulting in the destruction of the mill and the wolf being squeezed and returned to its original form, a dog.
The Woodsman, angry at their actions but still forgiving, tells them to follow the path but warns them to beware the Beast, as he and the two brothers go their different ways.
The brothers keep on rambling as they walk through the woods as a bluebird watches them in the trees. Beatrice, a talking bluebird, joins the brothers and their frog after they help her out of a bush. The trio arrive in a strange town, Pottsfield, that appears to be deserted. They find that the town is holding their annual harvest festival in a barn, which is disrupted by their arrival.
The residents, who seem to be living pumpkins, sentence the trio to a few hours of manual labour. After being freed, the brothers decide to follow Beatrice to a woman named Adelaide, who she claims can help them get home.
Jim Campbell and Laura Park. Wirt and Beatrice come across a school full of animal students being taught by a human teacher, Miss Langtree. She mistakes them for students and tells them to join the class, which Wirt does. Meanwhile, Greg and some of his new-found animal friends are chased by a gorilla and they hide in the school.
Greg cheers everyone up by adding molasses to the potatoes that they're having for lunch. The next day, a benefit concert is organised for the school, which earns enough money to keep it open. Wirt and Greg visit a tavern to ask for directions to Adelaide's house. The tavern people warn the brothers about the Beast and reveal that the creature turns people into trees of oil to burn in his lantern. Wirt steals a talking horse named Fred and finds Beatrice unconscious next to the Woodsman, and Wirt and Greg ride off with her.
Meanwhile, the Beast reminds the Woodsman that the flame inside his lantern contains his daughter's soul, and that he must cut down Edelwood trees so the fire can keep her alive. Wirt and Greg claim to be the nephews of the wealthy and eccentric Quincy Endicott so they can steal two cents from him to pay for a ferry that will cross the river. In order to distract him, Greg, Greg's frog, and Fred convince Quincy to search for a ghost he supposedly saw one night. Beatrice reveals to Wirt she was once human, but she and her family were cursed by a bluebird.
She explains that Adelaide is the only one who can change them back. Wirt reveals he has a crush on a girl back home named Sara. The groups reunite and discover that the ghost was in fact Quincy's neighbour and that their two mansions were actually connected.
The two embrace each other and award Greg a cent each for his help. Wirt, Greg, Beatrice, and Greg's frog sneak aboard the ferry, which is filled with clothed frogs. They disguise themselves as a member of the ferry's band, which soon starts performing, with Wirt reluctantly playing a bassoon. Greg's frog unexpectedly starts to sing. When they arrive to their destination, Beatrice, who had been acting strangely throughout the ferry ride, tries to convince them to stay in the Unknown and not to visit Adelaide.
That night, Beatrice flies away and is unknowingly followed by Wirt and Greg to Adelaide's house. Beatrice had originally planned to give them both to Adelaide as slaves in exchange for a pair of scissors that would lift the curse off herself and her family, but she had a change of heart as she grew attached to the brothers.
Adelaide attempts to capture Wirt and Greg, but is killed by Beatrice. Beatrice attempts to explain the situation, but Wirt is hurt by her betrayal and runs away with Greg. Greg, Wirt, and Greg's frog encounter the Woodsman, who warns them that the Beast is ready to claim them.
They run from the Woodsman and come across a lonely cottage in which they come across a young girl named Lorna who warns them to hide, as her care-giver Auntie Whispers is coming.
Auntie Whispers uses a bell that can control Lorna with its ringing. Auntie Whispers reminds Lorna that she makes her constantly work so that "she won't become wicked". The brothers help Lorna to escape by helping her finish her housework early. Just before they leave, Greg and his frog accidentally awaken Auntie Whispers, who warns them to stay away from Lorna or they will be eaten.
Lorna suddenly transforms into a horrific demon. Greg shakes his frog, who has eaten Auntie Whispers' bell, and Wirt commands the demon to leave Lorna's body and never return. Lorna decides to stay with Auntie Whispers.
After leaving Lorna and Auntie Whispers, Wirt begins to lose hope of ever leaving the Unknown, which pleases the Beast who is watching from afar. The brothers and Greg's frog sail down a lake, where they hear the Beast's singing, and Greg remains hopeful while Wirt has given up.
They reach land and sleep under a tree for the night. Greg has a dream of an angelic cloud city, where he is welcomed by its residents. The festivities are cut short when the North Wind is released and starts destroying the city, but Greg manages to defeat it. The Queen of the Clouds appears to Greg, allowing him one wish as a reward.
He wishes to find his way home, but the Queen informs him he cannot return home with Wirt as the Beast has already claimed Wirt, who is covered in Edelwood branches. Greg instead wishes to take Wirt's place, and leaves with the Beast. Wirt awakens and chases after them, but falls through ice and nearly drowns before being saved by a fishing net. At the graveyard, the group is telling ghost stories when Greg tries to cause a distraction for Wirt.
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