Here is the jacket cover of the art book that I wrote and designed, Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. It has an introduction by Guillermo del Toro. It was edited by Eric Klopfer at Abrams, which is the publisher. Cartoon Network, Pen Ward, Adam Muto, and the whole crew were involved in its creation. Here is an amazon.com referral link: Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo
Here’s my original original version of the song, originally titled Building a Car which, not coincidentally, was also the original title of the episode before Hot Daniel was cast as a truck. Go HERE to hear the final version of the demo.
I still like this version a lot, but I agree with Cole that it didn’t quite fit the episode.
As i’ve said before, It was amazing to get to write a song for Al Yankovic. I even got to go in and help direct Al while he sung! Not that there was much to direct, Al was so professional He came in with pre-made sheet music of the song (which he gave to me after the record).
Originally I wanted it to be sort of like an early beach boys song, but i ended up just using something pretty catchy that i plunked out on the guitar that I was immediately able to conjure up lyrics to. I ran the lyrics and song by Cole the next day, and he helped me rewrite them to be much funnier and fit more in line with the Banana Man’s character.
Here’s my demo version. Please forgive my singing.