OVER THE GARDEN WALL spins the tale of brothers Wirt (yes, his name is Wirt) and Greg hopelessly lost in a strange forest.
Clocking in at a mere 110 minutes (Ten 11 minute episodes), this Cartoon Network mini-series from 2014 is the perfect length and format for the story it tells. The show is a perfect mix of cute and creepy – the animation style is evocative of 30s and 40s cartoon art, which lends itself so well to the bizarre (and sometimes disturbing) characters Greg and Wirt encounter.
The Emmy-winning series was created by Patrick McHale, who’s best known for his work on ADVENTURE TIME and the upcoming Guillermo del Toro’s adapation of PINNOCCHIO, and stars Elijah Wood as older brother Wirt. If you’re looking for a low-commitment show to watch that will have you smiling as you watch it but may also give you nightmares, OVER THE GARDEN WALL is for you.
OVER THE GARDEN WALL is available to stream on HBO Max.