Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

Title: Motorbike Mike

Logline: What if the Bad News Bears met the Wonder Years? You would get MOTORBIKE MIKE, a series where an eclectic group of small town misfits tackle big city issues to exploit the stupidity of mankind.

Synopsis: This animated series brilliantly blends an eclectic group of small town teenage misfits with musical satire, devilish pranks, and big city issues to exploit the stupidity and ignorance of mankind in hopes of educating the masses and inspiring good will. The show revolves around the lead character Motorbike Mike, who with his witty, personable voice-overs and punk rock attitude, wreaks havoc on his community, on an intellectual level, by addressing stereotypes, political and social issues, and the everyday complications of teenage life. The town, where all this takes place, is sarcastically mirrored after Branson, MO, where a well know strip of amphitheaters are owned and operated by yesteryears washed-up, power-hungry cartoon celebrities. The town also features a famous karaoke bar, a haunted single A baseball stadium paired with a foul-mouthed, drunken play-by-play announcer, an inspiring rebel social studies teacher, and Motorbike Mike's best friend Jukebox. Jukebox, a humorous, quick-witted goofy kid, speaks only via an electronic laptop/stereo called a bangbox, which plays movie quotes, songs, sounds, and anything else needed to communicate his thoughts and ideas. With innovative jargon, timely music, topical subject matter, and even some occassional video footage, MOTORBIKE MIKE aims at creating a unique and heartfelt series with a return to yesteryear feel. I also have feature-length screenplay entitled LUCHARPAN, which is a family-oriented comedy/fantasy-adventure

Title: Chupacabra

Logline: The Mayan civilization falls protecting the world from a were-jaguar invasion. Centuries later, it's up to two kids, a mad priest, and a chupacabra to put an end to the threat once and for all.

Synopsis: Archeologist, Digger Davis, brings his two kids to Mexico, where he had met his late wife. The children, Karen and Carter, are descendants of the Mayan ruler who defeated the were-jaguar and created the chupacabra. These vampire-like chupacabra were made to guard a dimensional portal, which now acts as a prison for the evil were-jaguar. Because the kids come from the creator's bloodline, the chupacabra dubbed Chupy befriends Karen. Unfortunately, Chupy's friendship exposes his existance to cryptozoologist, Bernard Horton. Horton's attempt to capture the creature results in the opening of a portal and Karen falling into the clutches of Wil Lum the were-jaguar. Her sacrifice can be used as a key for the were-jaguar escape. A mad Mayan priest, Zotz, who has been observing the events unfold, now steps forward to help. He must lead Carter and Chupy on a mission to rescue Karen and stop a were-jaguar invasion.

Title: Save Stubby

Logline: Save Stubby is a play on Finding Nemo moved to the Amazon rainforest. Stubby the endangered Golden Lion Tamarin runs off on his own after poachers kill his mom. Problem: Save Stubby from poacher.

Synopsis: His mother's dying words are for Stubby to run, and run into the rainforest he does. So far and fast does Stubby run that the surviving members of his troop lose contact with him. A young Golden Lion Tamarin is very valuable on the international exotic pet market so the poachers immediately begin a frantic search for Stubby as does his troop. The killing is witnessed by wildlife researcher Sally and her young son Rusty who are studying the Golden Lion Tamarin for the summer. They also join the hunt for Stubby, who takes temporary refuge with a native tribe. Rusty and Amazonia, an indigenous village girl, team up to rescue Stubby with help from a mythic hobbit-like creature that lives in the rainforest. Treatment and/or script available on request. WGA Registration Number: 1442251.

Title: Cereal Serial

Logline: A bungled hijacking leads to some famous cereal box characters being dislodged from the front of their boxes. They must regain their position before the expiration date. Youth and magic assist.

Synopsis: A bungled hijacking leads to some famous cereal box characters being dislodged from the front panel's of their boxes. In their hilarious quest to regain their positon, they join forces with some orphans to save the kid's Children's Farm Home from the hands of an unscrupulous land developer. Tiger Woods and Captain Crunch lead the characters in this race against the clock. What happens if they don't make it back to their boxes ahead of the dreaded "expiration date"? Will Sammy and Moe, loveable but inept thieves, be able to steal the donated merchandise before an auction designed to save the school ? This tale will take you into the imagination of a child and show you how determination and youth, with a little magic thrown in, can overcome any obstacle.

Title: Dog Pound

Logline: AJ is a young English Bulldog forced to grow up fast in the local dog pound. To get back home, he must gather his wits to outsmart the Dog Catcher and his own friends during the great escape.

Synopsis: AJ's struggles start with the secret that his only mother is a cat, and his father gets locked up on the other side of the compound. Managing new friends and eating bad food, DeeGeez, the dog catcher and DIA (Dog Intelligence Agency) Agent begins dragging friends to the lab for information on finding the Suburbs. After seeing one friend vanish into the lab forever, AJ and his friends come up with an escape plan that puts the DIA on thier tails, and a paw full of secret barriers to get passed before they make it to the suburbs.

Title: The Migration

Logline: Migration is an animated, coming of age tale about a young bird, Dylan and his attempt to find his place in the flock

Synopsis: Dylan dreams of becoming a member of the elite group fliers, the Golden Crowns who each year lead the flock to their winter destination, the Emerald Haven. Unable to join because he was born of a different breed he tries out for their secondary squad, the Silver Tips. Humiliated during the try-outs by his nemesis, Bradley, Dylan embarks on an adventure of self discovery. With the help of many friends he encounters along the way, Dylan learns the value of family and friends. He returns to the meadow only to find the flock has departed. With the help of Piper, an older, seasoned flyer, Dylan finds the strength and courage to prove his worth and find his place among his peers.

Title: Adventure A-Head

Logline: Curious and Consciousness take a guided tour of Jojo's brain and have an amazing adventure, meeting emotions and molecules, taming dragons, freeing Creativity and exchanging wisecracks with Wisdom.

Synopsis: Jojo, a 14 year old boy has a bad day at school. He meets his personified Consciousness, Curiosity and an Endorphin molecule. They take a tour within Jojo's brain. Other brain structures, emotions and molecules turn up as characters to play out the brain's processes including interaction with Alcohol who makes an appearance at a party. The adventures include lessons on Teamwork from Granny Cross-Eyes, up-side down images in the visual cortex, an encounter with Fear Dragon, strangely proportioned Sensory Man, Motor Mouth, Pig Superior and liberation of Creativity. Our heroes learn to respect tissue responsible for relationships and the use it or lose it principle of neural mechanisms. They journey to a higher level to meet Wisdom and share wisecracks. Back in the real world we find Jojo transformed and adjusted to his self-image and pubertal transition, with enough courage to ask Anita out.

Title: going

Logline: was someone

Synopsis: to get back to me regarding having recieved my queries and also having the both sent as combined to the selected agents and managers from your database?

Title: The messenger of the Princess

Logline: This is a story of how a young man excelling in martial arts rescued the Princess of Water Nagas. And it's a true widespread story of Chinese "Dragon".

Synopsis: Liu Yi, excelling in martial arts, longed to join the army and reconstruct the splendor of his family. However, his father who once retired from the army strongly disagreed. After a bust-up with his father, Liu Yi understood his father's love and decided to give up his dream and follow his father's will to take the imperial examination held in the capital. On the way, Liu Yi came across the Princess of Water Nagas who had a difficult time. Liu Yi knew from Princess that Fire Dragon King plotted a conspiracy. Liu Yi helped Princess bring a letter to Dragon Mother in East Sea Dragon Palace. Dragon Mother decided to rescue the Princess first. Liu Yi volunteered to rescue Princess. Liu Yi, Sea Turtle and Lobster went to Fire Dragon Sea with magic weapons. Liu Yi turned into a Water Dragon and defeated Fire Dragon King after a fierce battle, rescued the Princess and saved the world. Finally, with the help of Dragon Mother, Liu Yi realized his dream and harvested Princess's love.

Title: Galactic X-Mas

Logline: The fate of X-Mas is in Toober's hands. He must travel to three planets and urge them to celebrate or the ancient holiday will die forever.

Synopsis: The aliens of the technological planet of Novak and the naturalistic planet of Mondoon have much distrust in each other. Toober, an alien from Jerves, is ordered to travel to each planet and request their support of the X-Mas holiday. A crooked Sergeant Caper does everything in his power to make sure Toober does not succeed. With the odds against them, Toober and his new friends Tek, Wesh and, Flower, realize they can bypass the politicians by retrieving a sacred mineral from each planet. The three minerals must be taken to the mystical planet of Hoobikar. Once all three are placed in the ancient cave, the planet will come alive with X-Mas spirit and all willing aliens can unify in celebration for the first time in one thousand years. The visually stimulating terrain of the different planets mixed with the fascinating aliens of each will hold audiences captive for a Galactic X-Mas ride. WGA# 1109661 jhollar25@hotmail.com