It's almost time to go Over the Garden Wall. Cartoon Network's first animated mini-series begins Nov. 3 and TV Guide Magazine has an exclusive look at the ambitious event's music.
Created by Patrick McHale (Adventure Time), the 10-episode tale follows two brothers, Wirt and Greg (voiced by Elijah Wood and Collin Dean), who mysteriously find themselves outside of the world they know and in a forest called the Unknown. In a Wizard of Oz-like twist, they have stumbled into a fantasy universe of the past filled with the things of folk tales, as well as talking and singing animals, all wrapped up in the seemingly constant backdrop of harvest time.
What makes the show unique is its use of Americana and pre-20th century music. As Wood says in the behind-the-scenes video below, "If this show were a record, it would be played on a phonograph."
For a sense of the old timey-influences, we also have an exclusive preview of "A Courting Song," composed by Petrojvic Blasting Company (made up of Josh Kaufman and Justin Rubenstein) and sung by Frank Fairfield. The song comes about in a tavern scene when Wirt is mistaken for needing advice on courting and a character breaks out into song describing what he must accomplish to successfully court and marry, including trips to the cobbler and seamstress.
Check out an exclusive behind the scenes peek at Garden's music and "A Courting Song" below:
Over the Garden Wall will air for five consecutive nights beginning Monday, Nov. 3 at 7/6c on Cartoon Network.