Thurop Van Orman - Created Flapjack, Produced and Wrote on Adventure Time, Voice of Lil Gideon | AW 31


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Ahoy, matey! This week, we are joined by one of the most spectacular minds in the animation industry, who’s brilliant imagination helped bring some of the most iconic animated shows in recent history to life. Thurop Van Orman is a cartoonist, voice actor, television producer, writer, and director. He is best known as the creator of the Cartoon Network show, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, that boasted surreal style and witty humor that won the hearts of viewers of all ages.

Join us down the rabbit hole as Thurop takes us all the way back to the time when he decided to live in Shell Island and the crazy misadventures he lived through, the time when he was studying at CalArts, and how he eventually found his way into the voice acting and animation industry. He also talks about the humble beginnings of his hit show, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, as well as his other work. This episode is definitely a wild and inspiring ride, so brace yourself!


[5:04]Thurop’s Shell Island (mis)adventures

[19:06]How Thurop got into voice acting

[21:11]The humble beginnings of The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack

[23:44]Thurop’s advice for aspiring show creators

[28:07]What it was like to transition from 2D to 3D

[40:54]How ADHD affects Thurop
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