"adult version of pinky and the brain"
yep that's what the world needs, more adults watching cartoons
thanks for putting your education to such good use, marvelous accomplishment
Diana, can you provide any update on this? I would assume that you/AS must be in the process of storyboarding by now (?)
Shame that they don't want to keep it a kids show, but if you want to be more adult, but keep that cartoon feel. I think this could be very easily adapted to a adult version of pinky and the brain. Where rabbits plans are more insidious involving death and wanton destruction and the innocent monkey becoming corrupted by the money. The muscle becoming more like bane I.E. Bane from the campy 1997 movie.
if there was some kind of incentive i might invest some time in working on this one... but there is no incentive. AS needs to step up and broaden their paid opportunities to include more projects from their development slate.
I love the immortal idea! Maybe not as a recurring, but definitely for an episode.
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How about making the rabbit even more unscrupulous in his ingenious ways of getting the money. Monkey becoming a playboy sounds cool. He should indulge in the stupidest 'trash' pleasures while at the same time screwing up rabbit royally each time.
You could also have rabbit immortal in a sense - he always dies in a most pervert way imaginable and reappears (at magician's will) again in next episode.
I submitted a couple of new characters - the magician returns as a ghost who taunts rabbit and there is now a janitor at the school who suspects rabbit of being evil. The story lines became a bit more complicated and Monkey became more of a playboy. Of course, nothing is set in stone.
Right now the idea is to keep the child-like elements of the show but make the jokes more adult similar to Wonder Showzen or the Venture Brothers. I still believe that adults want to watch the same cartoons they watched when they were kids.
Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions. I really appreciate the feedback.
The entire premise behind this show is aimed at kids. I think that adults will have a hard time really appreciating it. I think that the entire nature behind this premise is that it remains fairly simple, which lends itself perfectly to a children's show.
yeah - i like it this for the youngsters.
i can see this working. it's needs a bit of tweaking here and there, but it's very funny.
what ideas did you submit?
That's too bad. I have Amazon Prime and we watch a lot of kid shows. By "aging it up", I suspect they mean "trashing it up" to be more like "Family Guy". Did they mention who the target audience is intended for? That might help.
when i read the logline i thought this was a comedy for adults that i would find on late night comedy central. i haven't read it yet so i may come back later with a better comment/opinion.
How far did they want to "age it up"?
For instance, I think the pilot should be an expanded version of the first half and in the first act we should see Rabbit, Monkey, and Magician performing together and maybe even living together. Now, if "age it up" means edgier, you could have Rabbit doing drugs, running with groupies, etc. Or if it just means more grown up jokes, you could just have him trying, in vain, to run lines with Monkey for a Shakespeare in the Park audition that Rabbit's hoping to land.
Basically, do they want Pinky and the Brain or do they want The Family Guy/Ted/The Life and Times of Tim? Do they want smarter jokes, less silliness, more of Monkey throwing his shit at people? Age it up is too vague of a direction IMO.
On a side note, I'd look to get more out of the banking story. Maybe make it a big bank and a smaller bank vying for Monkey's millions. You can get some jokes about how they try to win him over and maybe add some light commentary about the problem with big banks; big business vs. smaller community based businesses.
In the end, Rabbit can help the smaller bank get the money (Rabbit prefers them because they have worse security) but it then bites him in the ass as the small bank convinces monkey to invest most of his money in the community/loans for low income homeowners.
The show was originally created as a kids' show but Amazon wants to develop it as an adult show. I submitted my ideas to them but I'm curious to hear yours. Any ideas on how to age it up?