Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

Title: Pet Project

Logline: A family of pets find their world turned upside down when a genetically perfected 'kitten of the future' is brought into the fold.

Synopsis: Family is a powerful thing. It bonds and holds those in it without question, and within most families, there is a second family. One as precious and delicate as any other. The pets. My name is Jason Melby and I have a new script for an animated feature, "Pet Project". The story is in the tradition of "Toy Story", "Toy Story 2" and "Monsters, Inc." It's about the animals that live in the Talbot home. Life is good among the pets until the status quo is disrupted when Harold Talbot, a brilliant scientist, brings home his latest experiment. A genetically perfected cat, Gene, which he brings home to test around other animals before it is sold to then public. The others decide to teach Gene how to be a real cat, but they end up learning the value of family, no matter who, or what, it is. "Pet Project" is a funny and touching movie that will have a broad appeal for family members of all ages. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely Jason Melby

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

Title: The Hairy Hunchback Monster

Logline: A young hairy Hunchback Monster, loses his roar after witnessing his mother, being kidnapped by CLEAN SWEEPERS androids that evict Monsters from their homes so that the OTHER KIND (humans) can move in

Synopsis: A young Monster, loses his roar after witnessing his mother GRACE, being kidnapped by CLEAN SWEEPERS androids that evict Monsters from their home in the forests of Monster Oak; so that the OTHER KIND (humans) can move in. Embarrassed and feeling ostracised by his father Nroar is desperate to prove his worth and embarks on a journey to rescue his mother and reclaim his roar. Nroar is spotted and captured by the Clean Sweepers and brought before MOTSO-MOTSO, a gross-looking creature. Desperate to stay alive, Nroar denies any allegiance to his tribe on account that he does not have a roar and therefore could not possibly be a monster. Seeing the irony in Nroar's predicament Motso-Motso, orders Nroar to become a Clean Sweeper. Nroar bonds with a ONE EARED SWEEPER, and is told where to find his Ma, and consequently learns the Clean Sweepers are to claim his home in Monster Oak. Facing the colonisation and possible physical danger of his family Nroar, asserts he must warn his tribe.

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: The Magical Wishgate

Logline: The fate of the Magical Wishgate is in the hands of the Rollacious Bladi-Ators. They must defeat their archrivals, the evil Rolla-Cons and foil their plans to destroy all WISH-KIND.

Synopsis: On Bladedromada (a special planet were dreams are born, and wishes come true) a race of rollernoids, Bladi-Ators have just defeated their archrivals, the evil Rolla-Cons in the intergalactic Solar Bowl. Meanwhile at Wishgate Headquarters, the Magical Wishgate is hard at work processing billions of wishes. Roland Inline, a kind-hearted Earth boy, makes a special birthday wish to beat out champion skateboarder Devious Barnes, the schools bully, in the Glide-Glide Slippady Slide Skateboarding championship. The Bladi-Ators, led by Brain E. Blade, a team of galactic Wish Granters are sent through the Wishgate to Earth, to fulfill Roland's wish. But dark times await them; the evil Rolla-Cons led by Lord Dark Blader, have taken control of the Magical Wishgate and warped to Earth to fulfill the same wish for Devious, and avenge their lost. If the Rolla-Cons suceed in granting Devious his wish first, they will control all Wish-Kind. THEY MUST BE STOPPED, NO MATTER THE COST!

Title: Running Cloud Journey To Spirit Mountain

Logline: A family's summer vacation for one young boy turns into a mystical journey of destiny; to free his ancestral space faring people from one of their own gone bad.

Synopsis: Running Cloud ten, leaving suburbia for the summer, is headed for the clean living of Spirit mountain and his Grandfather's ranch. Once their he meets up with long time friend Johnny Storm. On their way to Geronimo's Diner, Running Cloud and Johnny bump into BillyJack sixteen, the town's bad boy who lost his parents in an accident. Their face/off brief, it's something that Running Cloud doesn't soon forget. Until lunch, where he embarrassingly burps in the face of Sara eleven, while trying to be a player. During the celebration for the opening of the Tribal Nations Heritage Museum, Running Cloud, Sara and Johnny. Follow a suspicious looking BillyJack and his friends into the museum. Their, an ancient artifact known as the Star of the Anasazi, transports them inside the mystical Spirit mountain. Where they meet Kaya, and off world traveler. Running Cloud with the help from his friends will face his destiny, and the trials that lay ahead to free kaya and her people.

Title: Wings

Logline: Twins Sasha and Samson, the most animated planes you'll ever meet, grow up facing life's challenges and finally come together to save their home and their valley from the flood of the century.

Synopsis: Samson and Sasha are just toddler planes when they see their father, the amazing Piercing Arrow, headliner of the Wings Air Show, crash while trying to perform a near impossible stunt called the Yuri. Flash forward a dozen years or so and the twins are now sleek and powerful Mustangs just like their dad. The two live in pristine Magic Mountain Valley. They help their mom, a sleek, feminine P-36 Hawk plane named Ava, run their delivery and rescue service. Samson dreams of joining the air show just like dad. Sasha is the more timid one of the twins and is still trying to find her place in the world. Flash forward Samson is seconds from performing the Yuri when he gets the calls and pulls up. The entire show joins Samson and they rush towards Magic Mountain. They save everyone except the only chance they have to save their best friends is to come together and perform the Yuri. Side by side they perform the Yuri. Their valley is saved and everyone is rescued.

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: 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: Flying South

Logline: Every young bird must make their first journey south for the winter, but only one will make it alone. One flight, one destination, one adventure you will never forget!

Synopsis: Sport, a young sparrow, is about to embark on his first flight south for the winter. Everything goes as planned until he is suddenly knocked from the flight. Now, for the first time on his own, he must make the remaining journey alone. Something no other bird his age has done. Along the way he meets various interesting and comical characters who challenge his ideals and thoughts of family and friendship. Although Sport journeys south alone, he does not go unnoticed or unmissed. After realizing a young bird is missing from the flock, General Torbert sends out his finest search team. Unfortunately for Sport and his family the search team closely resembles the three stooges and is less than desirable!