The Picnic is a cartoon written by Ben Joseph and directed by Eddie Trigueros. It features, in their debuts, Wander, Sylvia, Lord Hater, Emperor Awesome, the Watchdogs (including Commander Peepers), the Fist Fighters and the Celestial Being. Taking place in the 2017 Continuum's Yonder Galaxy, it is the first episode of Wander Over Yonder.
In the Yonder Galaxy, two rival intergalactic villains, Lord Hater and Emperor Awesome, bump heads (and armies) at a planetary alignment that signals the rise of an all-powerful wish-granting being. Unfortunately for both Hater and Awesome, there comes a grain of sand in the cogs, in the form of a happy-go-lucky little fellow by the name of Wander, whose plans for the planetary alignments are to sit in front of it and watch it as he eats a picnic with his best friend, and whose comical obliviousness to the evildoers' designs proves their undoing…
Behind the scenes
This short, released in August of 2013, is the first episode of Wander Over Yonder and, technically speaking, the first work set in the 2017 Continuum. It is worth noting however that The Greatest (episode 2 in the final broadcast order) was produced with the intent of being episode 1.