If you’re in the mood for a beautifully designed and animated new show that doesn’t insult the intelligence and makes you smile, you’ll have to check out the new Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack which debuts tonight (June 5) at 8:30 p.m. Created by Thurop Van Orman, the series is centered around a young boy who is raised by a protective mama whale called Bubbie and goes along seafaring journeys with a gruff pirate known as Captain K’nuckles.
Van Orman, a CalArts graduate and former Cartoon Network intern who also worked on The Powerpuff Girls and Camp Lazlo, told Animation Magazine that he was obsessed with having wild adventures from an early age. At age 14, he left home to try living in the wilds of Shell Island off the coast of Panama City in Florida. ‘It was just this huge misadventure,’ he says. ‘I starved for three days’I felt I blew it.’
He certainly didn’t blow it when it came to creating his own show. We have a feeling Cartoon Network audiences are going to enjoy Van Orman’s colorful new creation and get a kick out of the stunning art direction of the toon. L.A.’s Screen Novelties studio has also contributed some killer stop-motion sequences to the production. For more info about the 13-part series, visit www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/flapjack