Submission Samples from the Animation Genre

Title: The messenger of the Princess

Logline: This is a story of how a young man excelling in martial arts rescued the Princess of Water Nagas. And it's a true widespread story of Chinese "Dragon".

Synopsis: Liu Yi, excelling in martial arts, longed to join the army and reconstruct the splendor of his family. However, his father who once retired from the army strongly disagreed. After a bust-up with his father, Liu Yi understood his father's love and decided to give up his dream and follow his father's will to take the imperial examination held in the capital. On the way, Liu Yi came across the Princess of Water Nagas who had a difficult time. Liu Yi knew from Princess that Fire Dragon King plotted a conspiracy. Liu Yi helped Princess bring a letter to Dragon Mother in East Sea Dragon Palace. Dragon Mother decided to rescue the Princess first. Liu Yi volunteered to rescue Princess. Liu Yi, Sea Turtle and Lobster went to Fire Dragon Sea with magic weapons. Liu Yi turned into a Water Dragon and defeated Fire Dragon King after a fierce battle, rescued the Princess and saved the world. Finally, with the help of Dragon Mother, Liu Yi realized his dream and harvested Princess's love.

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: 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: 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: 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: MIMIC

Logline: A chance meeting brings MIMIC, the planets most lethal predator, face to face with prehistoric MAN. Just before the Ice Age,two intelligent species unite to become the most formidable nation on earth.

Synopsis: MAN & MIMIC save each others lives and become life long friends. They unite their tribes to preserve their beutiful prehistoric environment and to protect themselves against man eating dinosaurs. Mimics are amphibious creatures with incredible morphing powers, whose sole purpose is to protect the oceans. MIMIC teaches Man about caring for his own environment while Man amazes MIMIC with his ingenuity and will to survive. No other union between two species seems so complete until Mans eldest son KOR, plots to take his fathers chiefly title. The ugliness of mankinds thirst for power is demonstarated through Kors cruelty to his own kind and the Mimics. Worse still, the Ice Age has arrived and both tribe's leaders must make some extremely difficult decisions in order to survive. Skip to the present day and GORBAS, MIMICS youngest son has been woken from a very long hibernation. Can the last surviving Mimic finish the work that his father began with mankind - To protect the environment?

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: 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.