Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

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: 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: 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: ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES

Logline: When a new ruler arrests his father, a poor teenager and his camel team up with a runaway princess and her gang of thieves to restore justice to the Kingdom.

Synopsis: On their way to the Oasis, ALI BABA and CAMEL OMAR spy on 40 THIEVES led LEILA, exiting a secret cave inside a mountain. Shortly after, Omar pressures Ali to steal two objects among the thieves' treasure to help his poor family. The next day, in the market place, Leila witnesses Ali selling the stolen goods recognizing them and later catches him after a camel race around the city. She realizes he stole her just to buy food while she steals out of vengeance from rich princes. Ali watches helplessly Leila rides away with Camel Omar to punish him. That same night, Leila and her thieves attack VIZIR MALIK's palace stealing him because he's the cause she ran away from the KING NASSER's palace, her father. Consequently, the Vizir and his brother, GENERAL SAMIR, overthrow the king and arrest all his former employees, including SALIM, Ali's father, in front of him. Ali can't take it anymore and acts to free his camel, his father, and restore justice to the kingdom. 90 pages.

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: 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.

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: 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: 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 Year Santa Stubbed His Toe

Logline: Having stubbed his toe on a banister and then a bowling ball, Santa needs the help of four of his best elves to make all his deliveries on Christmas Eve.

Synopsis: On Christmas Eve, Santa stubs his toe so bad-bad enough to balloon twice its size-that he's forced to ask the aid of four of his best elves to help with his Christmas Eve run around the world to deliver the presents to all the good boys and girls. Never has an elf left the Pole-and never has Santa not gone out alone on this night-as a pilgrimage around the world begins: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Australia. A night for the elves to experience the different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world. A journey that is not only eye-opening for the elves on this night ... but for Santa as well. Although "The Year Santa Stubbed His Toe" has not been entered in many contests, "Save Him", another of my completed specs has been acknowledged as listed below: Honorable Mention 2013 Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards Honorable Mention 2013 London Film Awards Currently First Round Qualifier 2014 Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards