The sixth season of Adventure Time, an American animated television series created by Pendleton Ward, premiered on Cartoon Network on April 21, 2014 and concluded on June 5, 2015. The season was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. The season follows the adventures of Finn, a human boy, and his best friend and adoptive brother Jake, a dog with magical powers to change shape and size at will. Finn and Jake live in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, where they interact with the other main characters of the show: Princess Bubblegum, The Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen, Lumpy Space Princess, BMO, and Flame Princess. The season was storyboarded and written by Andy Ristaino, Cole Sanchez, Tom Herpich, Steve Wolfhard, Seo Kim, Somvilay Xayaphone, Graham Falk, Derek Ballard, Jesse Moynihan, Masaaki Yuasa, Adam Muto, Kent Osborne, Emily Partridge, Bert Youn, Madeleine Flores, Jillian Tamaki, Sam Alden, Sloane Leong, Brandon Graham, and David Ferguson. The season also featured Yuasa and Ferguson as guest animators for the episodes "Food Chain" and "Water Park Prank", respectively. This season was the last to feature Sanchez and Ristaino as storyboard artists; the former took a directing job on the mini-series Long Live the Royals (although he eventually returned to the series as a supervising director for its eighth season), and the latter became an Adventure Time background designer. The season premiered with two episodes, "Wake Up" and "Escape from the Citadel", which together were viewed by 3.32 million viewers. This marked a significant increase in ratings from the previous season finale. The season concluded with the two-part finale "Hot Diggity Doom" and "The Comet", which was viewed by 1.55 million viewers. Beginning with this season, Adventure Time moved from its long-held Monday timeslot, with many episodes instead airing on Thursdays. A number of sixth-season episodes also aired internationally before they were broadcast domestically. The season was met with largely positive critical reception. The episode "Food Chain" was nominated for several Annie Awards, as well as an Annecy International Animated Film Festival Award. The episode "Jake the Brick" won a Primetime Emmy Award for Short-format Animation at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, and Tom Herpich won an Emmy for his work on "Walnuts & Rain". Furthermore, "The Diary" and "Walnuts and Rain" were nominated for Annie Awards, and the show itself won a Peabody Award. The season was produced by Cartoon Network Studios and Frederator Studios. In addition, several compilation DVDs that contain episodes from the season have been released. The full season was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 11, 2016.