ADVENTURE COMEDY DRAMA FAMILY FANTASY CHILDREN'S ROMANCE YOUNG ADULT FUNNY
Leroy and the creatures in his habitat get word that the council is planning to reclaim for housing the swamp they have lived in all their lives. With local community support and some careful and clever interference they manage to obstruct all efforts to get the project underway, saving their home
Leroy, a motorbike frog, starts life as a tadpole the rest of the swamp creatures look up to for answers. As he turns into a frog the swamp's reliance on him to make things right, increases especially when the threat of redevelopment looms.
The swamp creatures and members of the community are victorious in having the swamp and surrounds turned into an A class reserve. No thanks to traditional methods. It's the appearance of a new and unique species endemic to this habitat that gains world attention and saves the swamp
A swamp in small suburb of Perth Western Australia. Could be any swamp anywhere thouigh
Based on a True Story
Plot - Premise
Plot - Other Elements
Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Happy Ending
Mature Audience Themes
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Main Character Details
Age: 2 frog years
Key Traits: Aspiring,Adventurous,Charming,Decisive,Engaging,Honorable,Leader,Visionary,Skillful,Masculine
Additional Character Details
Age: 2 in frog years
Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Clumsy,Crazy,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Naive,Funny,Selfless,Obedient
Additional Character Details
Age: 2/3 in frog years
Key Traits: Aspiring,Adventurous,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Educated,Honorable,Strong Moral Code,Romantic,Visionary,Skillful,Selfless,Sexy
Additional Character Details
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The journey into adulthood is not an easy one especially for Leroy and his friends as the grow from tadpoles into mature frogs. They must dodge predators on a daily basis, hunt for food and shelter and contend with the changes of the seasons and what that means for their survival. All these environmental issues however are not the enemy for it is man and his quest for progress and development that proves to be their toughest foe. With the proposed reclaiming of their swamp and it's redevelopment on the council agenda the creatures risk losing the habitat they were born into and as a result find they will have nowhere to go. Under Leroy's leadership the creatures mount campaign of interference to demonstrate to the 'powers that be' the significance of their wetland and it's effect on the local environment. No-one is prepared for what ensures, including the discovery of a new, rare species endemic to that specific environment. All work on redevelopment grinds to a halt as the scientists and environmentalists move in to study the impact on this delicate ecosystem and it's residents. Can one frog and his band of supporters pull off the greatest coupe of the century or will progress finally find a way to break through?
DRAMA, POLITICS, COMEDY, FANTASY
Leroy and his friends in his swamp ecosystem navigate and survive growing up as frogs only to have their home threatened by human development. Leroy and his friends band together with the local protestors to stop the housing development and save their habitat. A scientific discovery helps aid their efforts and they are able to save their homeland.
Authors Writing Style: GOOD
Franchise Potential: GOOD
Accuracy of Book Profile
Indeed the Book Profile accurately showcases the narrative. The development pitch does have the phrase "Nobody is prepared for what ensures" and this seems more fitting to say "ensues." Otherwise the profile does a great job summarizing the plot and message of the story.
Draw of Story
The army of frogs is comforting both in terms of their genuine friendship growing up and surviving the ecosystem but also as wildlife warriors in their dedication to not give up the fight to protect their swamp.
There almost seems to be two parts to the story in that half is the frogs growing up and half is the protest and learning how to prevent land development on the swamp. Either chosing which story to focus the message on or combining the narratives more cohesively might maximize the applicable messages to children. At present it has good lessons about growing up and teaches about the swamp animals but the crux is teaching children how to navigate local politics as climate activists. Given that children are curious how they can help a children rather than waiting to be adults to protest, it might be helpful to show how child characters can support climate activism or split the narratives.
Use of Special Effects
THE STORY RELIES A LITTLE BIT ON SPECIAL EFFECTS
Primary Hook of Story
The hook is that the swamp ecosystem has to band together in order to stop humans from developing their home. It shows the inner beauty of swamp and the necessity that children might not pickup on compared to the more charismatic ecosystems like jungles and the arctic in order to instill climate activism in viewers.
As an animated feature this could have a huge family audience given its clear message, likeable characters and easy to follow plot with key teaching features both about ecosystems and climate activism. It would be entertaining for home environments but also usable in classroom settings and for organizations looking to involve or educate children.
This might win non-media awards for its environmental message and possibly animation awards given its socially responsible message about civic engagement and how to respectfully debate climate politics.
Similar Films/TV Series
HAPPY FEET, OVER THE HEDGE, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, WALL-E, ZOOTOPIA
What’s New About the Story
The originality of the story is its showcase of the swamp ecosystem and how to be active in local politics about climate change. By integrating the coming of age alongside the pacing of the activism the narrative would feel more cohesive rather than like two parts.
Leroy is brave and a fair leader with a clear uncomplicated vision and a strength as community engagement but boosting moral. Hopper is less serious but loyal and dedicated and an overall good friend and neighbor.
Uniqueness of Story
This has the potential to be an engaging animated story for children with a thoughtful message. With a bit of restructuring this could be very marketable.
Film - Streaming, Film - Indie, Film - Studio
The swamp ecosystem and group of frog friends are excellent conduits to teach larger lessons about growing up, supporting the community and learning how to navigate climate activism in an organized and mobile manner.