‘Infinity Train’ chugging down the right track for Cartoon Network
It started as an incredibly creative and original animated short on YouTube back in 2016. Now, over 4.7 million views later, “Infinity Train” is set to make its highly anticipated debut on Cartoon Network with a five-night event, premiering Monday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.
To say this crazy train is on a runaway adventure with a gazillion twists and turns would be putting it way too mildly. “Infinity Train” follows Tulip Olsen, a 13-year-old girl with some seriously advanced logic skills. Tulip discovers a locomotive with infinite possibilities. Every ride is a new, unbelievable adventure, and each one of the endless number of cars literally has its own universe. Tulip must use her wits, and the help of her new robot friend One-One, to find her way off this bizarre train and make her way back home.
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This mind-bending premise was created by Owen Dennis, former writer and board artist on Cartoon Network’s “Regular Show.” Back in 2010, Owen was on a flight from China back to the U.S. He awoke from a deep slumber high above the Pacific Ocean to the rather unsettling feeling of being surrounded by people who were asleep, yet illuminated by glowing device screens in front of their faces. It was an eerie sensation, and at that moment, the concept for “Infinity Train” was born.
Owen’s new venture took almost a decade to come to fruition, starting as a pitch to Cartoon Network back in 2012. The original short was developed through Cartoon Network’s Global Artists Program,a sort of “development lab” for new series.
Be sure to hop aboard “Infinity Train” as it makes its first stop on Cartoon Network, premiering Monday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.