Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cartoon Chatter | The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

I'm skipping away from Nickelodeon today to talk about a cartoon that airs on Cartoon Network. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (Flapjack) is a hilarious creation from Thurop Van-Orman.

What's not to like about Flapjack? Flapjack, the protagonist, wears a red and white striped shirt and a little hat. There are pirates. There is romance. There is swashbuckling. There are peg legs and hook arms. Plus, if that is not enough, there is CANDY! An entire island of it. In fact, Candied Island is the goal of our young adventurer Flapjack.

The characters are amusing, the stories and creative, and the voices are extremely well done. The animation even switches to claymation at times. It adds extra emphasis—and extra silliness—to the show. My best comparison would be to say that Flapjack is to Cartoon Network what Spongebob is to Nickelodeon. It provides that seemingly random but expertly planned hilarity that makes you laugh and possibly quote the show later. It just manages to do it in a bit of a deeper way. Like the Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Flapjack is a little edgy in some of its sketches, but I enjoy the show enough to bring it up on my Cartoon Chatter.

Now, my advice to you is to check your local listings for airings of Flapjack. It's a great show and it should still be running (it's on its second season). You can also purchase the first season on DVD—your choice.

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