Imagine Casting
Imagine Casting

Drawn to Life by Andrew Milito & Vincent Garcia

(No relation to the video game series of the same name.)

Cartoonist Alfonso Marino, well-known but only within his cult-like circle of followers, has recently passed away; in his will, he leaves his residence to his next of kin, but specifically his beloved grandchildren, carefree and headstrong Caroline, and her older, slightly more jaded brother Brendan. One day, while exploring his work space in the loft, the two magically bring to life ten of his unfinished cartoons, led by the charismatic Samuel Squirrel.

Samuel and his friends alert Caroline and Brendan of bad news: if they are not made known to the world, they will soon disappear from existence entirely. Having grown up with Alfonso's cartoons, and wishing for his success to become more widespread posthumously, Caroline decides to help, and Brendan reluctantly agrees.

Caroline and Brendan take the concept to the headquarters of the biggest cartoon television network, led by CEO Mitch Simmons. Simmons, in an act of power hunger as well as nostalgia towards his childhood dreams, accepts the pitch, but falsely cements himself as the show's creator. It's up to Caroline, Brendan, and Samuel and friends to right this wrong before it's too late.

(This would be a live-action/animated hybrid, a la Who Framed Roger Rabbit.)

Inspirations: The Amblin movies of the 80s (The Goonies, E.T, etc.). Rated PG for some rude humor.

Director Results

Director Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Brad Bird 100% 

Cast Results

Caroline Marino Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Sophia Lillis 100% 

Brendan Marino Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Tye Sheridan 66% 
  2. 2. Joe Keery 33% 

Samuel Squirrel (voice) Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Chris Pratt 100% 

Edward Elephant (voice) Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Steve Carell 100% 

Trixie Tiger (voice) Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Aubrey Plaza 100% 

Mitch Simmons Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Michael Keaton 100% 

Mr. Marino Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Nick Offerman 100% 

Mrs. Marino Total Votes: 2

  1. 1. Judy Greer 100% 

Alfonso Marino Total Votes: 3

  1. 1. Robert de Niro 66% 
  2. 2. Alan Arkin 33% 


  • PointMan528491: Up next for me is my revised Superman pitch. Rhyder, I will do the space murder mystery afterward, as well as any other original idea …
  • MovieCriticGamer: Funny, just had the space mystery idea as eell!
  • PointMan528491:

    MovieCriticGamer wrote:
    Funny, just had the space mystery idea as eell!

    Definitely go ahead and go for it! I'm gonna tackle it later but I really don't have …
  • vin13ish: Idea Suggestion: 3 Greatest and renowned but rival archaeologists are force to team up together in order to stop a corrupt businessman and group of …

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