Last week, I wrote a bit about some of the best animation of the year. It’s by no means a comprehensive list, but it’s pretty solid. But not long after I wrote that list, a few friends of mine (and some commenters!) wrote me to say that I had overlooked something huge: Over the Garden Wall. Created by Patrick McHale, Over The Garden Wall was a miniseries that ran for five consecutive nights in November on Cartoon Network. It got very little promotion, and passed most people by. But it was short—just 10 eleven-minute episodes long—and the people who brought it to my attention tend to have very good taste, so I decided to watch the whole miniseries in one sitting.
It’s one of the best things I’ve seen this year.