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Video: A Different Kind of 'Venture'

Adult Swim’s “The Venture Brothers” follows the globetrotting adventures of Dr. Venture and his two sons, Hank and Dean, all in a tongue-in-cheek parody of “Johnny Quest.”

Slightly different from the rest of the Adult Swim stable, “The Venture Brothers,” in its third season, has a seasonlong story arc, raising the learning curve for new viewers.

Creator Jackson Publick, speaking to TVWeek at the 2008 Comic-Con in San Diego, said serialized storytelling in animation increases the difficulty in writing, but he doesn’t see it as much of a stumbling block.

“I think the continuity has really helped us establish a pretty hard-core fan base, just because cartoons don’t do that a lot,” he said.

“It just has to stay funny, that’s the tricky part,” he added.

Click play to see Mr. Publick’s views on the current state of animation, and his intention to jump the shark in season four with a baby.

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