Thurop Van Orman
Mark Ashton Van Orman
April 26, 1976
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
|Animator, voice actor, television writer, producer, director
| The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Sherri Van Orman
Mark "Thurop" Ashton Van Orman (born April 26, 1976) is an American cartoonist, animator, writer, producer, director, and voice actor. He is best known for being the creator and executive producer of the Cartoon Network series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack (2008–2010), in which he voices the title character, as well as directing his directorial debut The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019).
Van Orman was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia.
Van Orman worked for the video game company Zantaro before going on to study character animation at the California Institute of the Arts.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.
Van 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 since 1999 and has two children: a daughter named Blossomand a younger daughter named Hazel.
Since 2013 Orman has been working on a animated series under the title North Woods, the project was initially pitched to Nickelodeon the same year, after it was passed the project was developed as potential stop-motion animated film named Black Forest, 3 years later the project was pitched to Disney Television Animation for Disney XD on 2016, development on the project was paused by Disney on 2018 and was later revived on 2021 for Disney Channel.
Orman 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 Joe Murray, 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.
|The Little Prince
|The Angry Birds Movie 2
|Untitled Vikings film
|The Powerpuff Girls
|Story, storyboard artist, and writer
|The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
|Story, storyboard artist, storyboard revisionist
|Writer, storyboard artist, and storyboard director
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
|Creator, executive producer, story, writer, storyboard artist, director
|Supervising producer, story (season 2)
|Sanjay and Craig
|Supervising producer, creative consultant
|Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
|Co-developer, story, writer, executive producer
|Voice actor, Special thanks
|The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
|Flapjack / Background Singer / Additional voices
|Tree Witch / Kent / Wishy
|Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
|Sanjay and Craig
|The Magnificent Menagerie of Melvin McMelanie
|Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh
|Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
|The Angry Birds Movie 2
|Duck / Seal
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