Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

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: Wings

Logline: Two twin planes, Samson and Sasha, come of age when they combine their amazing aerobatic skills and a growing sense of responsibility to rescue their valley from the impending 100-year-storm.

Synopsis: Samson and Sasha are just toddler planes when they see their father crash while trying to perform a near-impossible stunt called the Yuri. Flash forward a dozen years and the twins are living in pristine Magic Mountain Valley. Samson dreams of performing the Yuri - and after he is tricked into thinking his girlfriend has found another plane, he runs away to join the air show. While Samson is vying to become the air show's headliner, the 100-year-storm is brewing over the valley. Sasha forms a rescue party that includes Wild Horse, Samson's best friend, who falls and breaks his leg. When the storm is at its worst, the whole valley rallies around Sasha, and they rush to save their valley. Samson is seconds from performing the Yuri when he hears Sasha's emergency call. He leaves the air show with an amazing squadron of planes to save the valley from disaster. Everyone has been saved except for Samson's best friend, and he and Sasha will have to perform the Yuri in order to save him.

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!

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: Down at the Crossroads Cafe

Logline: What if there was a venue where many great Blues, rock, R & B, and soul singers, and musicians, most of whom are no longer with us, could once again perform their greatest songs?

Synopsis: The film opens with a close-up of an old-style juke box as the tone arm lowers onto a record. We hear Robert Johnson singing "Come On In My Kitchen". The scene then fades to him strumming and singing at the legendary Crossroads depicted here as two rural roads. He is approached by a young couple who ask him for directions to "A place that's near here". After he directs them they quickly arrive at this great roadhouse with the sound of music getting louder as they approach. The rest of the movie will take place inside this venue where one great singer after another will perform, presented as realistic CGI avatars of themselves. Some of them are Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and Ike & Tina Turner. The atmosphere is casual. All of the songs will be original versions. There is dialog between songs involving people in the audience many of whom are also famous singers.

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: 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: 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: 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.