ALEXANDER THE POLAR BEAR LAST HOPE

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ACTION ADVENTURE FAMILY FANTASY WAR YOUNG ADULT CHILDREN'S ROMANCE DRAMA

2000s

JARED K. RUSSELL

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Logline

It is about a young royal polar bear who is different and has magical powers. As an adolescent he is forced to leave his family and friends in order to search for help to save the kingdom and those he loves.

Genre

Action,Adventure,Family,Fantasy,War,Young Adult,Children's,Romance,Drama

Short Summary

It describes his family and friends. And how the kingdom operates.


A battle to save the kingdom but with some tragic loses.

Setting

North Pole

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Quest,Tragedy,Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Information not completed

Main Character Details

Name: Alexander

Age: Adolescent

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Heroic,Leader,Underdog,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Cooper

Age: Adolescent

Gender: Other

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Charming,Faithful,Engaging,Modest

Additional Character Details

Name: Naomi

Age: Adolescent

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Empathetic,Engaging,Selfless,Gracious,Outspoken,Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Leo

Age: Adolesent - Adult

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Complex,Skillful,Leader,Secretive

Development Pitch

The adventure is filled with themes of love, loss, betrayal, friendship, family loyalty, persistence and bravey. And how good can over come evil but with high costs

About The Author

As a child I grew up with hearing difficulties, so I understand how the character Alexander feels when he is bullied. I started to write this book while studying for a foundation degree in business, it helped me relax and organise my thoughts. I find polar bears and the noth pole fascinating and wanted to incorporate these into a fantasy story.

Target Audiences

Age: 55+,35-54,18-34,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Information not completed

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Kindle BOOK Publishing

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

9798623887337

Genre

ACTION, WAR, FANTASY

Brief

Alexander is a magical polar bear, a member of the royal family who rules a kingdom in the Arctic. The Kingdom is overthrown by a fellow polar bear named Luther, effectively exiling Alexander. Alexander embarks on a journey to find help and reclaim his kingdom. Alexander uses his powers and the help of his friends to defeat Luther and reclaim the kingdom.

Overall Rating

FAIR

Point of View

THIRD PERSON

Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

The book profile accurately reflects the book, however, it should be noted the summary is very vague with little effort put into its section.

Draw of Story

Unfortunately, there was nothing in particular that was successful in drawing me into the story.

Possible Drawbacks

The tone, writing style, and overall length of the book don't work in tandem. The premise suggests that this is a coming of age story with mature enough themes that would be suitable for adolescents and older, however, the writing style of the Author feels like its for a children's story. The very basic descriptions and dialogue do not suit this story and this goes on for a length that also feels ill-suited to the story ( very long). I think the writer should consider taking a more mature approach to the writing and work on the pacing of the story.

Use of Special Effects

THE STORY RELIES HEAVILY ON SPECIAL EFFECTS

Primary Hook of Story

The premise promises a coming-of-age adventure featuring a magical polar bear trying to reclaim his kingdom. The stakes are high and this type of fantasy lends itself to good special effects and resonating universal themes.

Fanbase Potential

If adapted, I don't see this story having a large fanbase. The story has a very basic "hero's journey" trope and does nothing to make itself stand out as unique. If there was something more unique about the protagonist or the plot I could see this garnering a large fanbase.

Awards Potential

I don't see this story garnering awards/acclaim due to the aforementioned reasons of a predictable plot, clunky writing/pacing, and a protagonist that isn't memorable.

Envisioned Budget

MEDIUM BUDGET

Similar Films/TV Series

FILMS AND TELEVISION SHOWS SUCH AS "THE LION KING", "AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER", AND "BLACK PANTHER" ARE SIMILAR TO THIS STORY. THESE STORIES ARE SIMILAR TO THE STORY FOR THEIR COMING-OF-AGE THEMES, EPIC SCALE, AND ELEMENTS OF BETRAYAL AND UNLIKELY ALLIES. THE PLOT OF THIS STORY IS ESPECIALLY SIMILAR TO "THE LION KING".

What’s New About the Story

Nothing stood out as unique in this story. Putting a twist on the plot points and characters would go a long way in making it stand out from similar stories such as "The Lion King", which it heavily resembles.

Lead Characters

Nothing about the lead characters stand out in the story.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem. The world of the story is potentially interesting, however, the writer should consider fleshing out the "Arctic Kingdom" more so the story does not simply feel like "Lion King in Antarctica". Also, the characters don't stand out as written and part of this stems from the writing style of the Author. A more focused approach to the writing, centered on a adolescent-aged or above audience would improve this.

Possible Formats

Film - Studio, Film - Streaming, TV Series - Network, TV Series - 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

There would need to be a major overhaul of the characters, plot, pacing, and writing style of the the Author in this story for their to be consideration in adapting it for film/television.