Prince Juan

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Alpha Villanea

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Logline

This is the story of Prince Juan becoming a king but before becoming one, he must first look for the Princess of his heart's desire, otherwise the Prince will marry a Princess chosen by the king. On Prince Juan's journey, he meets Princess Maria from a magical kingdom and her entire family possess magic. But before he can marry the Princess, he must first pass the three tests from king Solomon. Will Prince Juan pass the three tests knowing that he has no magic of his own? How will Prince Juan and Princess Maria overcome the tests from a tricky king with the most unexpected consequences?

Genre

Adventure, Children's, Fantasy,Fantasy,Children's

Short Summary

The story takes place in a world of pure imagination; a time when magic filled the air, enchanting all creatures great and small.


Happy ever after.

Setting

Fairytale

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Prince Juan

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Heroic, Perseverance, Romantic,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Princess Maria

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Beautiful, Empathetic, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Outspoken, Romantic,Faithful,Confident,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: King Solomon

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Villainous, Confident, Decisive,Manipulative,Villainous

Additional Character Details

The author has not yet written this

Development Pitch

About The Author

The story of Prince Juan, which originated from the imagination of Alpha’s great great grandfather, was passed down to her by her grandmother, Linda Sabayle. With the publication of Prince Juan, Alpha wanted to preserve the legacy of the storytellers before her and to honor the memory of her beloved grandmother, who passed away two years before her story was published. She hopes that the story of Prince Juan will be enjoyed by children all over the world and passed on from one generation to the next.

Target Audiences

Age: 7-12

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self-Published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1-5255-0987-2

Genre

FANTASY, ROMANCE

Brief

Prince Juan is about to take the position of the king to replace his father, but he needs to get married first. His father wants to find him a bride, but the prince prefers to find himself someone he falls in love with. He then goes on a journey to find his beloved, and with the help of magical powers given by a witch, he manages to find true love.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: FAIR

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

It is accurate.

Draw of Story

It's a love story like others we've seen in fairy tales, in which the prince goes after his beloved. Here, the curiosity to know who will be chosen by the prince is what draws attention.

Possible Drawbacks

Some situations seem disconnected like "King Solomon does not keep his promise even as the prince fulfills his. As much as Solomon is the villain and betrayal is expected by his character, the prince's three tasks end up sounding unnecessary in the end.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The hook is the conquest of wishes when chasing dreams.

Fanbase Potential

Children and adults who enjoy fairy tales can relate to the story. For a larger audience, it would be necessary to make the story more original and complex.

Awards Potential

In narrative terms, maybe not because we've seen other stories with the same moral of the story and a similar plot before. It could win more technical awards because of the possibilities that animation could bring.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

SLEEPING BEAUTY: THE PRINCE NEEDS TO FIND HIS FUTURE WIFE AND FINDS THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE IN A SLEEPING GIRL. CINDERELLA: A GIRL CATCHES THE PRINCE'S ATTENTION AT A BALL WITH THE HELP OF MAGICAL POWERS OFFERED BY FAIRIES.

What’s New About the Story

The three tasks that the prince needs to go through to be able to marry his beloved one are somewhat original, however as the girl's father does not allow marriage even after the prince completes all the tasks, these same tasks lose their impact.

Lead Characters

All characters could be developed further. We don't know anything about the young woman the prince falls in love with. She just starts helping the prince with his tasks, but we don't know anything about her beyond that. Mary's sisters are not clear characters either. We don't know what they are like, if they're jealous of Maria, if they'd like to marry the prince, we only see them denouncing Maria to her father, but we don't understand why. King Solomon is not explained either. We find out about a spell that has fallen on his realm, but we don't see beyond his evils. Even when it comes to children's stories, the characters could be better presented so we could understand the reason for their actions.

Uniqueness of Story

It's not a rare gem. We've already seen similar stories that had similar themes and actions. The author could try to make this story more cohesive and original, especially concerning the three tasks.

Possible Formats

Film: Indie, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation

WORK IN PROGRESS

Justification

While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

This story needs to take into consideration the horrors that were faced at the time by enslaved Black people. Will's reactions to the events in life would make his character more complex. He is very two dimensional at the moment. There isn't time spent on character development with most of the book dedicated to the traumatic events and experiences he faces. While it is important to show how far Will comes by the end of the book, exploring how the events affect him and how it changes him would give more depth to the story and the character.