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Thurop Van Orman

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Thurop Van Orman
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Mark Van Orman

(1976-04-26) April 26, 1976 (age 45)
OccupationAnimator, voice actor, television writer, producer, director
Years active2000–present
Known forThe Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
The Angry Birds Movie 2

Mark "Thurop" Van Orman (born April 26, 1976) is an American cartoonist, animator, voice actor, television writer, producer and director best known for being the creator of Cartoon Network's The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, in which he voices the title character.

Life and career

Van Orman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.

He studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts.[1] He was the storyboard artist and co-writer for Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He was also the supervising producer for Adventure Time and served as one for Sanjay and Craig only in its first season. Thurop is also somewhat known for responding to much of his fans' fan art through the website DeviantArt. He is the director of The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Orman has a brother named Jonny, from whom he took inspiration to start his animation career at Cartoon Network for Flapjack. He has been married to Sherri Van Orman and has two children: Leif and an younger sister.

Upcoming films

He is currently working on his stop motion film project titled Black Forest,[2] as well as provided concept art for the film adaptation of The Little Prince. He has also announced via Twitter that he will be writing a film about Vikings.


His work took inspiration from Gary Larson, Jim Henson, Stephen Hillenburg, Craig McCracken, E. H. Shepard, Richard Scarry, Maurice Sendak, Mercer Mayer, Ronald Searle, Robert Crumb, Sergio Aragonés, Fleischer Studios, and his brother Jonny.[3]



Year Title Role
2015 The Little Prince Concept artist
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Directorial debut (with John Rice)
TBA Black Forest[2] Director
Untitled Vikings film[citation needed] Screenwriter
Untitled Sony film[4]


Year Title Role
2004 The Powerpuff Girls Story, storyboard artist, and writer
2004-05 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Story, storyboard artist, storyboard revisionist
2005–07 Camp Lazlo Writer, storyboard artist, and storyboard director
2008–10 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Creator, executive producer, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, and voice actor
2010–11 Adventure Time Supervising producer, story (season 2), and voice actor
2013–14 Sanjay and Craig Supervising producer, creative consultant, and voice actor
2016–18 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Co-developer, story, writer and executive producer

Voice roles

Year Title Role Notes
2008–10 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Flapjack / Background Singer / Additional voices 46 episodes
2011–18 Adventure Time Tree Witch / Kent / Bounce House Princess 3 episodes
2011 Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL Flapjack Video game
2012–16 Gravity Falls Li'l Gideon Gleeful 9 episodes
2013, 2014 Sanjay and Craig Additional voices 8 episodes
2016 The Magnificent Menagerie of Melvin McMelanie Short film
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh 1 episode
2018–20 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Todd Capybara 7 episodes
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Duck / Seal Film


  1. ^ Strike, Joe (October 23, 2008). "A Boy and His Whale: The Marvelous Making of 'Flapjack'". Animation World Network.
  2. ^ a b Rondal (February 6, 2012). "The Marvelous Misadventures of Thurop Van Orman – Exclusive Interview". Strange Kids Club. Archived from the original on January 20, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  3. ^ "Frederator Studios Blogs | Channel Frederator Blog | Flippin' Flapjacks: The Thurop Van Orman Interview!". Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  4. ^ @littlethurop (May 4, 2021). "@JVtx7 I'm working on another movie at Sony, but I can't say what ☺️" (Tweet) – via Twitter.

External links

This page was last edited on 22 November 2021, at 23:32
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