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January 21, 2013

An open letter to Frederator Studios (, )

by fluffy at 10:37 PM

I sent this letter to Fred Siebert and Pen Ward last night. I haven't gotten a response yet, but I will keep people updated if I do.

I have two questions, one of which I'm sure you've gotten a lot and one of which I'm not so sure but it wouldn't surprise me if you have:

1) Will Adventure Time ever be coming out on Blu-Ray?

2) Given the fact that the television distributors (such as Comcast) are terrible in general and the various Internet TV services (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) aren't really that much better when it comes to providing a decent selection of content at a fair cost in a way that actually supports the creators, my means of acquiring Adventure Time while still supporting it has been to buy a season pass of the SD version from Amazon while still continuing to torrent the HD versions, because in that way I have a much better viewing experience with less hassle, and I'm still sending some money you guys' way (without incurring the added infrastructure costs that supposedly justify the outrageous per-episode price of the HD versions). However, I suspect that most of that money is still going to the distributors of the show who, despite helping it to be seen, have absolutely nothing to do with the creation of it and are really only the fossilized relics that are leftover from a bygone era. So, given that, can I just send you guys some money to directly thank you for making such an amazing show and, conscience clear, continue to receive the show via bittorrent?

It really seems like a win-win for everyone that matters in this equation.

Comments

#15296 Frederator 01/27/2013 03:00 pm
    Super excited that you are a fan of Adventure Time. Cartoon Network owns Adventure Time. They make decisions about Blu-Ray distribution. And by the way, you can always watch Bravest Warriors in HD on YouTube.
    #15297 fluffy 01/27/2013 03:12 pm
      Thanks! I actually do watch Bravest Warriors in HD on YouTube - it's pretty awesome.

      Has CN said anything about actually putting it out on Blu-Ray? It's pretty surprising that they haven't yet, especially with how quickly they've put out other popular properties (like Venture Bros).

      Mostly, though, I wish I could directly support the creators of the cartoons instead of having to only indirectly support them via all the parasitic attachments involved in network television.