So, what do you think of the logo? I think it works pretty good. I even made a cartoon poster to the series, like you'd see in many fully formed cartoons. I've also gotten an overwhelming amount of support that wants to see this project fully realized in one way or another, including many people wanting to be a part of this project in some way or another. So, I decided to make a few processes for auditions in each discipline. Starting with writer.
I want this one to be very, very difficult to get accepted. The basic rule is that you need to write a script in the same format as the pilot and it must be between 1800-2100 words. I am going to give you five "episodes" to choose from. Pick one of them. Each one of them is given a possible glaring pitfall that you must avoid. I'm also assuming that you know the basic concept of the show. If you need more details about the characters, don't be afraid to ask any questions about them. In fact, here's everything I know about each of the characters: docs.google.com/document/d/1_x… (it's read only).
- Test Episode 1: Party Night -- the kids decide to throw a huge party. It's too bad that the adults have a test tomorrow. Your challenge is to keep the kids from being unlikeable in this scenario.
- Test Episode 2: Jump and Jam -- Sally gets an annoying CD from her favorite boy band. Your challenge is to keep Sally from being unlikeable and not to annoy the audience. Take as many jabs at Family Guy that you'd like.
- Test Episode 3: The Sitter -- Linda and Robert get a sitter that takes full advantage of kids' advantages over parents. Your job is to not make Pet Sitter Pat.
- Test Episode 4: Blame it On the Sprain -- When Robert breaks his leg he takes advantage of his family's hospitality. Your job is to not make Robert unlikeable and to not make it a cliche story.
- Test Episode 5: Little Electric Lies -- When Linda spreads lies about herself on the internet, she becomes popular in school. Your job is not to use any liar revealed cliches.
What happened to good title cards man? I mean besides Adventure Time and Spongebob there really aren't anymore. I mean, it's a nice touch that shows you're going the extra mile with your cartoon. You have two options (well six)
- Option 1: You can make your own title card for any of the writer's test episodes.
- Option 2: Spiffy this up: mrenter.deviantart.com/art/Gro…
Simple. Read off a few lines of any of the characters you want to voice. Try to get as many tones/emotions as possible, especially if you're trying to voice Sally. Put it in a YouTube video and then send me a DeviantArt note to it. Do not send me a YouTube PM since Google+ dun broke the inbox. If there was a less convoluted way of doing this, I'd be glad to hear it.
Here are the lyrics to the theme song. Put it in a song. Any genre that you think would fit. Watch my Top 20 Opening Themes list and get inspired (focus on somewhere between Chip and Dale and Kim Possible.)
In a world where kids rule, you send your parents to school
Have you ev'r wanted to put your parents to bed?
Buy yourself a pony, or just dye your whole head?
You can stay up late and party all night all night long
And nothing you do is wrong, come with us, play along
It's in a world where down is up and up is down,
Around here we're all here just growing all around,
I can't worry about animators until after we got voice actors, unless you want to make an animation about what you think the title sequence might be like. That's all I got right now :/