Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here is a run down of the cartoon I'm currently working on, 'A Little Fairy Tail". It tells the story and a little bit about the characters.
The first characters we encounter are two robbers and a six year old insomniac.
Butch and Cassidy hijack a snowman and wait til dark one snowy winter's night to break into a house.
Their break-in is choreographed to Tchaikovski's 'Dance of The Sugarplum Fairy' ( mostly because it's royalty-free ), and the Christmas motif is complete when Bedhead, wide awake and suffering from that bitch A.D.D and too much Ridalyn, begins asking questions. They convince him they're elves surveying the area since it's a new neighborhood.
Cassidy ends up reading him a story to lull him to sleep. It's called 'The Brothers' Mice and The Fairy That Wore No Pants'.
THE BROTHERS' MICE: Manx and Itchy
...and their pal, RINGO the friendly presumed-neutered man-tabby. An American Tabby, at that.
Ringo is a cat who, like all cats, is larger than a pair of mice, or more specifically, Manx and Itchy. And it is for this reason that he services well as a vehicle of transport.
The mice ride him to the park today. Manx is there reluctantly because he'd rather be at home downloading porn or watching television.
Itchy is trying to teach his older brother that there's a life beyond agoraphobia and lusting for sex. Manx states that if he could see pussy in the park he'd drop by more often.
They don't know it, but Twink, the heckler of this picture, has been spying on them, deciding how to spend her afternoon. There's nothing she loves more than wallowing in some good old fashioned male ignorance and using her body to torment them. She does this kind of stuff to them all through the picture.
Two characters who don't get much attention ( they're stars of a gag within a gag ) are Helen and Harold, a married cockroach and ladybug.
We don't learn much about them specifically, except that the two of them are high school sweethearts who went to the Pupae High Prom together. They also apparently enjoyed riding the Tunnel of Love at the fair, and mistake Manx's tongue and drool as an opportunity to relive those halcyon days of their youth.
Lastly, there's a hooded figure. He's aloof, and telling you about him would ruin the end of the cartoon, so the less said the better.