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

Thurop Van Orman
Mark Van Orman

(1976-04-26) April 26, 1976 (age 43)
OccupationVoice artist, animator, television writer, producer, director
Years active2000–present
Known forThe Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
The Powerpuff Girls
Camp Lazlo
The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Adventure Time
Sanjay and Craig
Gravity Falls
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh

He studied character animation at the California Institute of the Arts.[1] He was the storyboard artist for Camp Lazlo, The Powerpuff Girls and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy. He was also the co-writer for these shows. He was also the supervising producer for Adventure Time and served as one for Sanjay and Craig in its first season only. Thurop is also somewhat known for responding to much of his fans' fan art through the website DeviantArt. He is currently working on his stop motion film project titled Black Forest,[2] as well as providing 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 and his old boss Craig McCracken.



Year Title Role
2015 The Little Prince Concept artist
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Directorial debut
TBA Black Forest[2] Director
TBA Untitled Vikings film Screenwriter


Year Title Role
2004 The Powerpuff Girls Story, storyboard artist, and writer
2005 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Writer, storyboard artist
2005–2007 Camp Lazlo Writer, storyboard artist, and storyboard director
2008–2010 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Creator, executive producer, story, writer, storyboard artist, director, and voice actor
2010–2011 Adventure Time Supervising producer, story (season 2), writer, and voice actor
2013–2014 Sanjay and Craig Supervising producer, creative consultant, and voice actor
2016–2017 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Co-developer, story, writer and executive producer

Voice rolesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack Flapjack / Background Singer / Additional voices 46 episodes
2011–2018 Adventure Time Tree Witch / Kent / Bounce House Princess 3 episodes
2012–2016 Gravity Falls Li'l Gideon Gleeful 9 episodes
2013–2014 Sanjay and Craig Additional voices 8 episodes
2016 The Magnificent Menagerie of Melvin McMelanie Additional voices Short Film
2016 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh Additional voices 1 episode
2018 Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Todd Capybara 1 episode
2019 The Angry Birds Movie 2 Duck / Seal


  1. ^ A Boy and His Whale: The Marvelous Making of Flapjack Archived June 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b Rondal (February 6, 2012). "The Marvelous Misadventures of Thurop Van Orman – Exclusive Interview". Strange Kids Club. Retrieved March 6, 2012.

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