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The End of Wander Over Yonder, No 3rd Season

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Sad News Everyone.

Wander Over Yonder is not being renewed for a third season.

Many have actually been aware of this for awhile, as some various rumors and gossip have been floating around.  Namely one story of a friend of a friend of our site was at a convention recently that had Craig McCracken as a guest of honor, and I guess somewhere he kind of spilled the beans.  A few months prior to that we became aware that Lauren Faust (also at another convention) had made mention that she wasn’t working on Wander either.  But of course we waited until something official dropped, which was today via Craig McCracken’s Tumblr.  As he points out, they knew before Season 2 started that Wander was over with.

I’ve been seeing a lot of speculation lately on whether or not Wander will be returning for a 3rd season. Unfortunately, the answer is no.

About a year ago we presented a pitch for a season 3 arc that promised to bring our characters together in new, unexpected, and hilarious ways. And just as S2 evolved from S1, we had a really exciting approach to evolving S3 even further. We had plans for new characters, the return of old characters, and even a bit of backstory! We were all really excited about the new direction and so were our bosses at DisneyXD and TVA.

Unfortunately, the higher up bosses of bosses of bosses at Disney decided not to continue with the show. It’s not that they didn’t like Wander, they just felt that 2 seasons and 80 cartoons was enough and they didn’t see the need to produce any more.

For the record, this decision had nothing to do with the ratings performance of S2. Truth be told, we were informed that we wouldn’t be continuing before S2 even premiered.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the fans who spread the word about Wander and encouraged people to try and watch it on air.

I know this news is kind of a bummer, but the recent surge in fandom from My Fair Hatey along with our win at the Annie’s for Outstanding Children’s Series has really made me and the whole Wander team feel that we are ending on a high note!

So thanks, and as Wander says…

We gave it a go,

put on a heck of a show,

and did a lot of fun stuff we’ll get to laugh about after!

And for those keeping track we have 7 half hours left of S2 that will wrap up sometime in June.

Thanks for watchin’ and wanderin’!

Craig

[Source – Craig McCracken Tumblr]

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end.

 

 


On a semi-related note, we’ve had a few people ask us what we planned on replacing these now “done” shows with.  As it stands half our coverage is packing it in this year.  The short answer is that we really do not know.  There are plenty of shows starting in the next year and a half, but we’re also weighing in on the fact that we’re having troubles providing basic coverage for the shows that we did have.  Our staff has shrunk down over the past two years and we lack writers and reporters.  So we might just operate on 3 shows, which we will probably do anyways while watching the animation landscape for something new.  Suggestions are welcomed.

Gravity Falls: Farewell Party & Fan Write In Campaign for Box Set

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Gravity Falls is officially over, the last episoded aired, a series complete.  The crew gathered together Thursday night for an official wrap party.  On Friday Alex Hirsch tweeted a series of photos taken at the party, some his and some retweets from the other guests.  Nothing ground breaking here, though I see Weird Al.  You can find the full tweets on Mr. Hirsch’s twitter account.

 

In other Gravity Falls news, while not related to the show or crew directly, a group of fans are trying to get Disney to create a box set for the series.

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A long story short, seems Disney in general has zero intent on producing a complete box set for the series.  It is kind of a shame since in the world of western cartoons, not many get an actual finale, and more just float off into the oblivion, reruns and cancellation.  But its also understandable that in a digital world companies are more cautious about what they produce physically in an attempt to remain cost efficient, even if it was just a drop in a bucket for certain mega-companies.

Superfan Tumblr themysteryofgravityfalls has started a writing campaign in attempt to rouse the executives in charge at Disney, namely a Mr. Gary Marsh.  Its claimed that Mr. Marsh is actually fine with the campaign, as it would probably show physical proof to his bosses that there is call for a complete Gravity Falls box set that hopefully would include tons of extras.  Along with the writing campaign, there is of course, a petition.  So far 6,400+ people have signed it.

Remember when writing, be polite, don’t send food or other “weird packages”, don’t threaten the nice people at Disney, and don’t spam them.

 

Ratings Report: Goodbye, Gravity Falls

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Gravity Falls aired its 40th and final episode to a record high on Disney XD. “Weirdmageddon 3:  Take Back the Falls” drew an estimated 2.467 million on Monday which is a record for a Disney XD series. It was a huge night for cartoons withSpongebob Squarepants drawing 2.927M at the same time with ALVINNN! and the Chipmunks drew 2.082M on Nickelodeon. The Amazing World of Gumball also drew north of 2 million (2.168M to be exact) at that hour on Cartoon Network.Sofia the First earlier in the day drew 2.918M on Disney Channel.

For Season Two, Gravity Falls averaged 1.324M per episode for 20 episodes. That includes the two episodes that premiered on Disney Channel (“Scary-Oke” and “Little Gift Shop of Horrors”). It’s still a far cry from the 3.352M average of Season One when all new episodes were on Disney Channel, but the show did well above average work for Disney XD. Now the question is which show will fill the void left by Gravity Falls. 

Ratings information for this report comes courtesy of Mitch Metcalf of Showbuzz Daily as sourced by Nielsen Media Research.

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“Twilight’s Kingdom” Episode Guide

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425 & 426 – “Twilight’s Kingdom”

Written by Meghan McCarthy
Princess Celestia chooses Discord over Princess Twilight to help track down a villain.
“The other princesses transfer all of their magical power to Twilight in hopes of saving Equestria.”
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Finale Preview via MLP Facebook

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As we come closer to the season finale this Saturday, an epic flood of spoiler material is slowly leaking onto the internet. This time we have a 30+ second clip via the official MLP Facebook page. For the moment you’ll have to head on over to the site to watch, check back later for YouTube version.

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Yet Another Season Finale Clip

This afternoon we have yet another clip from the season finale, this time from hollywoodreporter.com

Spoilers after the page break.

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May Highlights for My Little Pony

As we approach the end of the month, the May Highlights for The Hub have been released.  Via EqD, extended synopsis of the last three episodes (behind the spoiler things).

Equestria Games

(May 3rd 2014 @ 10:30am ET)
Spike is elated when he’s given the honor of lighting the torch to open the Equestria Games. But when his nerves get the best of him, Spike goes to great lengths to prove he’s the heroic dragon others believe him to be.

Twilight’s Kingdom

May 10th 2014 – Part 1: 10:00 – 10:30 am ET

When a villain escapes Tartarus, Princess Celestia chooses Discord to help track him down instead of Princess Twilight. Meanwhile, prompted to prove that she has an important role to play, Twilight turns her focus to opening the Tree of Harmony chest.

May 10th 2014 – Part 2 (10:30am – 11:00am ET

In order to protect their magic, as well as the fate of Equestria, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna, and Princess Cadance transfer all of their magical power to Twilight.