(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.
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