Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My New Favorite Cartoon


The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is probably the best cartoon in the world today. Well it's my favorite right now. You can see it on Teletoon Saturdays at 1:00 pm CST. This cartoon is about a wide eyed boy named Flapjack who lives in his mothering whale, Bubby, with his adventuring mentor, Captain K'Nuckles, and their ongoing search for Candied Island. Rae sent me a link to a great blog called "Frederator Blogs". It is a great resource for all kinds of animation news. I will add it to my links. Any way checkit out because it hads a great interview with Flapjack's creator Thurop Van Orman. Here is an excerpt of the interview.

What do you think makes for a great cartoon?
If a cartoon can make me uncomfortable, then I’ll be tuning in again. If it can make me uncomfortable while I’m laughing my ass off then I’ll never miss it. If I get misty eyed, because it’s so sweet or heartfelt, I get uncomfortable. Because it’s a cartoon. If while I’m uncomfortable about the irony of crying during a cartoon, they hit me with the hilarious kind of irony, well I reckon thats hollywood gold.

Read the Animag interview here.

2 comments:

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

I miss them 'old days' when I used to get up real early, grabbing a bowl of sugar coated cereal and plunking down in front of the tube to watch Saturday morning cartoons. I don't even think I have Teletoon... ;P Anyhow, you should check out James Daniels' blog, he tends to post a lot about cool animation/cartoon related topics, check it out here:

http://jedaniels-adventures.blogspot.com/

Cheers!

James said...

Man that show is so funny. I tmakes me want to give up design for a life of high adventure.