Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Jolly Kryzmooz

Logline: A young athletic moose named Jolly Kryzmooz overcomes an injury to compete again and stop evil poachers at the Winter Wonderland Games just before Christmas.

Synopsis: A young moose named Jolly Kryzmooz is a natural athlete who loves to run, jump and compete in winter sports with his friends. His NorthWoodz team is relying on him to help them win the championship at the Winter Wonderland Games at the North Pole. The mean Craggy Mountain team tricks him on the journey north and accidently sends him into conflict with poachers. His back legs are paralyzed when he jumps a river to save his skijoring partner. He refuses to give up on his dreams and fights to recover. Jolly's determination along with help from his friends and family allow him to run using a wheelchair like sleighkart. Poachers and wolves challenge him all the way. Jolly and the furry host of winter sports loving animals frolic and play despite the challenges. They keep the holiday spirit alive with music and fun. Jolly proves he can compete again and fouls an evil plot by the poachers during his championship race. He saves everyone and they all have a Merry and Jolly Christmas.

Title: FAIRLIGHT

Logline: Princess Fairlight's birthday ball is ruined by an evil sorceress who takes over her kingdom. All seems lost, but with the help of a good witch and a Prince, Fairlight's dreams may still come true.

Synopsis: Beautiful Princess Fairlight has come of age. A grand ball is prepared for her birthday to which Princes from neighboring Kingdoms are invited. It is hoped Fairlight will find a groom. Her brother, Prince Amzel, is up to his usual mischief and having played a trick on his sister in the morning, continues to play pranks on the guests. One of the guests is the wicked sorceress Grenzel in disguise as a Princess. She has just come into the posession of a powerful magic wand found in an old tomb. With this wand, she ruins the party, turning guests and Fairlight into wild animals. She chases everyone out of the castle and takes over the kingdom. Fairlight after struggling to survive in the wild as a she wolf is taken in by the kind white witch Sandra. Sandra with the help of her talking owl, Peppermint, transforms Fairlight back into a person and later with the help of Prince Gallant, who is Fairlight's dream groom, helps mastermind the defeat of Grenzel.