Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

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: Telemachus and Homer

Logline: For every boy who grew up in his father's shadow and every girl who was underestimated, "Telemachus and Homer" is the animated adventure of two of mythology's most misunderstood heroes.

Synopsis: For two decades, Telemachus waited to meet his father. But when he is granted his greatest wish he decides that he needs to start his own journey. As he is leaving Ithaca, he learns from Homer, a young blind woman, that their friends and families have been poisoned and Ithaca's greatest hero has been kidnapped. With the help of Arama, a Chrompath, and Nadraj, a member of the Order of Olympian Timekeepers, Telemachus and Homer search for the antidote. They travel to the only garden where the antidote can be found, which is on the outskirts of Troy. Only Arama and Homer can enter the garden, and while they are inside, a band of Trojans captures Telemachus and Nadraj and takes them to the remains of the head of the Trojan Horse, where they find Odysseus, who is also a prisoner. The heroes reunite, and although outnumbered must test whether they are strong enough and smart enough to do what their people need of them and to defeat the infamous Trojans.

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: 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: 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: 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 world above

Logline: survivors of a world war come together to protect the earth from dreadful monsters called krisans.

Synopsis: yoshito, minori, koji, yagi, & taku works for ufk, a secret government organization, fighting krisans. the krisans begin to move against the government with kaeda as their leader, yoshito's lost foster brother.

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: 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!