Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

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: 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: Jolly Kryzmooz

Logline: Jolly Kryzmooz is a young moose who overcomes physical injuries and obstacles to compete in the Winter Wonderland Games at the North Pole. He learns his special gift is helping other injured animals.

Synopsis: A young moose named Jolly Kryzmooz loves to run and jump. He trains hard to compete in the Winter Wonderland Games at the North Pole. Jolly must jump a river to save his friends during the journey north. He is taken to the North Pole hospital where he learns he will never be able to use his back legs again. His teammates and new friends at the North Pole help him compete despite his injury. Santa, his elves and several young reindeer become good friends. His positive attitude and big heart help him through the hard times. He learns that his special gift is helping other injured animals.

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.