Bravest Warriors is an American animated web series set in the year 3085, that follows four teenage heroes-for-hire as they warp through the universe to save adorable aliens and their worlds using the power of their emotions. It was created by animator Pendleton Ward, also the creator of Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, directed by Breehn Burns, and produced by Frederator Studiosfor their Cartoon HangoverYouTube channel. Fred Seibert, Burns, and Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi are the show's executive producers. The animated series began streaming on Cartoon Hangover on November 8, 2012. The series is based on a short produced for Frederator's Nicktoons Network animation incubator series Random! Cartoons that aired on January 10, 2009. A comic book adaptation published by Boom! Studios launched on October 24, 2012.The show won the Shorty Awardfor Best Web Show in 2013and was nominated in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It is also a 2015 Webby Honoree.
On October 20, 2016, a television series was announced that would also serve as a continuation of the web series. The TV series, which is officially considered the fourth season, is being produced by NelvanaLimited in Canada, in association with Frederator. It started airing on VRV in the United States on December 25, 2017, and Teletoon in Canada on September 3, 2018. A 21-minute documentary was released on December 11, 2017. The television series, unlike the web series, is animated using Toon Boom Harmony and is no longer animated frame-by-frame.
As the voice acting for the television series is recorded between Los Angeles, California and Toronto, Ontario, although far from being the first show from using both SAG-AFTRAand ACTRA, it is the first North American animated production to credit both unions due to using more American voice actors over Canadian voice actors and it is targeted at kids aged seven to twelve