The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Vol. 1

2008 NR 1h 50m DVD

The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack: Vol. 1

2008 NR 1h 50m DVD
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This quirky Cartoon Network comedy chronicles the misadventures of Flapjack, a precocious kid who's flanked by two unlikely sidekicks: a talking whale named Bubbie and a rough-and-tumble pirate named Capt. K'nuckles. The first volume of episodes finds the trio racing a mechanical menace dubbed the "Alpha-Whale," tracking down the world's most valuable candy wrappers and making friends with (gasp!) a monster.
Thurop Van Orman, Brian Doyle-Murray, Roz Ryan, Jeff Bennett, Richard McGonagle, Steve Little
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series is filled with standard cartoon violence like extensive falls, collisions, and fistfights. Occasionally, there's also unrealistic use of firepower; in one scene, a cannon fires children instead of cannonballs (the kids emerge unscathed). Flapjack's adoration of Captain K'Nuckles is disturbing since the captain is selfish, dishonest, and unkind and routinely encourages Flapjack to ignore Bubbie's motherly advice. The series does attempt to convey positive messages about good social behavior, but the lessons are typically overshadowed by the rest of the content and the show's chaotic pace.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Standard cartoon violence -- extensive falls, collisions, and hand-to-hand battles -- none of which results in injury. Firepower includes guns (they're fired to signal the start of a race and aren't aimed at anyone) and cannons, which in at least one scene are used to fire kids at an opponent.


No cursing, but words like "stupid" are used infrequently.

Social Behavior

Attempts at promoting positive messages related to social behavior ("It's not nice to brag," for instance) come across as an afterthought amid the cartoon chaos. Body humor (mostly gas) is a common source of humor. The show sometimes makes light of sensitive content; in one segment, for example, young kids are forced to labor in the belly of a mechanical whale before being shot out of a cannon.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters drink candy out of beer mugs.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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