Saturday, January 17, 2009


Anyone who hasn't see this remarkable cartoon has a chance to see the entire season tomorrow (Jan. 18) on Cartoon Network.

It tells the "misadventures" of young Flapjack (voiced by series creator, Mark "Thurop" Van Orman), a foundling being raised at the ricketty refuge of Stormalong Harbor by his foster-mother/boat/house Bubbie the whale (voiced by Roz Ryan) and tutored in the ways of the adventurer by the dubious Captain K'nuckles (voiced by Brian Doyle-Muray, who seems fated to play a pirate). The Holy Grail or White Whale of their adventures is the search for the fabled "Candied Island", an island made entirely of sweet treats; when they are not actively seeking it Flapjack and K'nuckles just seek out candy and engage in adventurer training that is often simply thinly disguised efforts for the Captain to get out of work or do what he wants. Bubbie tries to counter these efforts to safeguard Flapjack and keep him sweet and innocent and alive.

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