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The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Vol. 1
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Cartoon Network: The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Volume 1
Oh buoy! Set a course for misadventure and take a trip to the bizarre sea village of Stormalong Harbor with a kooky kid named FlapJack and his very best friends - a crusty old pirate called Captain K'nuckles, and a wise-talking whale, Bubbie, whose mouth they call home sweet home. Cartoon Network's popular show "FlapJack" is back and releasing with fan favorite episodes on a single disc DVD, for an amazing value!]]>
Not since SpongeBob SquarePants has nautical nonsense made such waves. The Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack boasts striking stylized animation, a gallery of endearing and bizarre characters, and a marvelous crew of voice actors headed by a gravel-voiced Brian Doyle-Murray as Captain K'nuckles (the "k" is not silent), whose first (and only) mate is a wide-eyed moppet, Flapjack, who yearns for adventure. They live in the mouth of a blue whale, Bubbie, who acts as a kind of Orcan Jiminy Cricket. This DVD contains the series' first five episodes, a scant output that may disappoint the show's burgeoning cult following, but for newcomers, it's just enough to get their feet wet. Comparisons with SpongeBob are inevitable. Standing in for the Krusty Krab in this series is the Candy Barrel, where sweets are dispensed instead of booze, and the proprietor, Peppermint Larry, has a candy wife. Though not as sublimely silly and good-natured as SpongeBob, Flapjack has cross-generational appeal with silly stories and characters for kids and savvy writing to tickle adults. In the story "Several Leagues Under the Sea," a Captain Nemo-esque character powers his mechanical "alpha whale" with "the angst of 30 juvenile delinquents." There are also some lessons to be learned about friendship. Entertaining see-worthy extra features take viewers behind the scenes of the series to introduce creator Thurop Van Orman (who voices Flapjack), glimpse the cast at work behind the microphones, and follow the animation process. --Donald LiebensonSee all Editorial Reviews
- Five episodes; Several Leagues Under the Sea/Eye Sea You, Kid Nickels/The Sweet Life, Several Leagues Above the Sea/That's a Wrap, Cammie Island/Shave and a Haircut... Two Friends!, Skooled/Snarked
- Four flap-tastic special features: Adventures in voice acting, Adventures in animation, Misadventures in song, Meet Thurop
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This DVD, like some reviewers has said, is a rather pathetic release. It has a the first five episodes (broken into two, 10 minute segments) and a few behind the scenes extras.
There was a volume 2, but sadly no season set was ever released. However, a re-issue of Volume 1 was released in October 204, hopefully signifying that CN has some renewed interest in future sets.
Flapjack needs a proper dvd release (and if there is a cartoon god, a blu ray release!). This program helped a lot of the future CN showrunners - Pendleton Ward, storyboard artist (created Adventure Time), J.G. Quintel, storboard artist and writer (created regular show), and Alex Hirsch - storybaord artist and writer (created Gravity Falls). Some of the biggest cartoons airing right now owe a lot of their success to this series. It is an absolute crime to not have any more episodes on DVD.
Please Cartoon Network, do us all a solid and bring this show back.
You got five 22 minute episodes, but in them, about two 10 minute episodes.
So your paying for 10 adventures. When your done adventuring, theres a nice little piece of extras- wait, EXTRAS?!
While not meaty, it is a surprising and welcoming addition to this volume one set. any fan of the show will get a kick out of the creator's tale of what sorta inspired him to make this show. Then, watching him sing with his angelic voice as Flapjack makes it all the more welcoming.
The other stuff, and terrific box-art both front and back, makes this a set to own for any fan of the show.
I will agree with others, a season one set, or even a half-season set, would be all the more swell, but hey, this volume 1 could be a lot worse.
Check it out, enjoy.
On a side note, the way my DVD was shipped to me (in a large mailer envelope) was sort of unexpected (Amazon usually uses appropriately sized boxes) Anyways, upon opening my package, the DVD had came loose inside the case and bounced around freely through what looks like most of the shipping process.
It is one of the most creative, fun, and continuously interesting cartoons I have seen in a very long time (since Rocko's Modern Life and others from the 90s good cartoon era).
The style and artistic flair that inhabits Flapjack is absolutely great as well. It is visually pleasing and personally I think the color scheme, textured backgrounds, setting composition, character design and execution fits the nautical/pirat-y/adventure theme and haphazard adventures perfectly.
Although this is a nautical themed show, it is NOT like Spongebob. Both shows are clever, fun, and creative, but plot lines, characters, and the overall feel of the show is totally different.
All in all, I highly recommend buying this. Cartoon Network is terrible about marketing and products, so there is no guarantee that when this is gone it will come back and I'm not sure if these will be made into full seasons on dvd, but this is a good price for a volume of great works.
It's a silly but sometimes dark cartoon that has legitimate characters. This show is one of the few cartoons where you don't know where the story is going most of the time, which I think is a quality most cartoons don't have anymore. I really recommend watching this show if you liked Spongebob Squarepants, Adventure Time, or Courage The Cowardly Dog.