Best Animation Screenplays

Script Name
1

In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray

Award-winning buddy comedy set in 1943, where 14 year-old Pennsylvanian nerd Judson Conover dreams of sharing adventures with his newfound favorite movie hero, Dublin McGinn. But when he mysteriously switches bodies with McGinn’s comic sidekick, the diminutive English teenage genius Thaddeus Thackeray, Judson realizes that surviving animated serials is MUCH harder than it looks. Meanwhile, Thackeray – lost within an all-too-real world at war – must figure out how to set things right. And the only one who can possibly help him is Judson's best friend, Kenny, who isn't quick to believe Thaddeus' rather fantastical story.

Format:
Genres:
2

The No Fly Zone

Jamal Jones has to stop human sized flies from crossing the no fly zone to earth so he can prevent them from capturing his wife and taking over the earth.

Format:
Genres:
3

DECKED

(Family/Animation): In the four kingdoms of Spades, Hearts, Clubs, and Diamonds, where people are ranked by numbers, a group of lowly "twos" tries desperately to stop the Queen of Spades from overthrowing the other kingdoms. (This screenplay was a "featured"/top-rated script on both TheBlackList.com and SpecScout.com.)

Format:
Genres:
4

Sky Squadron

A gangly emu enrolls in elite Sky Squadron Academy determined to learn to fly, risking banishment from his emu community if he fails. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
5

Cats in the Hood

A ragtag group of alley cats risk their famous can-do reputation and their home to save a catnapped show cat. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
6

VICKI IN VIEWLAND

Vicki's crush for Jay has her falling head over heels, dropping her in the fantasy world of Viewland, where she must defeat all types of idiotic people and their foolish views in order to return home to Jay and newfound knowledge.

Format:
Genres:
7

Saga of the Dwarf

A dwarf's plan to save his village lands him in virtual hell but, in order to escape he must depend on a gnome wizard who is literally in hell or join him. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
8

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

If he is to earn his gold wings, Jeremy, a young goldfinch, must find the courage to challenge the bird of prey that killed his father.

Format:
Genres:
9

Quest for the Golden Orb

When a ruthless arachnologist captures a beautiful Golden Orb queen, a wimpy Orb spider sets out to prove himself by rescuing her. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
10

Crickets

When her brother is kidnapped by a local ne'er-do-well, Princess Dawn of the Fighting Crickets of Ninyang leads her best warrior on a cross-country journey to rescue him.

Format:
Genres:
11

Mermaid of Neverland

An orphaned maid working for the Darling family doesn’t believe that Peter Pan exists – till she discovers she’s a lost mermaid. She embarks on her own adventure through Neverland’s seas to save the Darling children.

Format:
Genres:
12

Sam Katt, Detective

Sam, a down-on-his-luck cat detective, reluctantly agrees to find a missing puppy. As his brother disappoints him, his secretary leaves town and his girlfriend breaks up with him, Sam struggles to change in a demimonde of stray animals and lost souls.

Format:
Genres:
13

Turf War

As Florida neighbors fall in love, their rival lawn ornaments start a war. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
14

BORN TO BE YOU

A female seagull gets stranded and injured on an island of flightless cormorants. The leader nurses her back to health. He wants her to be his mate with the condition that she gives up flying.

Format:
Genres:
15

Rod Weiler, Private Eye Dog in Play Dead

In a film noir spoof set in a dog’s world, Rod Weiler, down ‘n out private eye meets a femme fatale and gets dragged into the disappearance of a famous Collywood film director, fights the bad dogs and his own inner demons.

Format:
Genres:
16

Mony a Mickle Maks a Muckle

A gay Scotsman finds love while trying to reinvent his families dying funeral business. Many little things, make a big thing.

Format:
Genres:
17

The Salting

Only an 11 year old boy realizes that his father has disappeared and has to go to an alien world to rescue him and prevent the destruction of the earth.

Format:
Genres:
18

Song of the Bard

A gypsy bard sacrifices himself in order to save his family and must enlist the help of strangers if he is to escape an ignominious fate and reunite with his loved ones. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres:
19

THE GEPETTO PROTOCOL

To stay "real" in the real world after their last creator dies, an action figure, fashion doll, superhero, anime girl, and crash dummy—now real flesh and blood—must find new believers in ten days or be forgotten forever, and get help from two kids and their dad at a cosplay convention.

Format:
Genres:
20

Horse Up a Tree

Swashbuckling action as a charming black pirate captain plunders the high seas with his talkative, cranky parrot. Retired in Montana, with no trusting crew depending on him, the captain struggles to find his purpose. Until he finds it in a most unusual way. (This story is also available as a shorter 51-page version.)

Format:
Genres:
21

CROSSING GUARD SANTA

When Nick North (Santa) accepts a position as a crossing guard to bridge finance the toy production, he encounters bullying by both children and adults and then must communicate the Christmas Spirit without magic to end the abuse.

Format:
Genres:
22

Aviana

Earth in 20 million years. The uber species, evolved from birds, live in a Fertile Crescent-type village, learning about science, politics, art and warfare. But after a romantic betrayal, a family is banished to a predator-infested wilderness and must find a way to survive. Script Excerpt

Format:
Genres: