An animated serie based on books by Ingersoll Lockwood.
My name is Jen, I am a computer graphist and screenwriter.
During lockdown, I read a little known book titled “Travels and Adventures of Little Baron Trump and His Wonderful Dog Bulger” by Ingersoll Lockwood published in 1890, on Project Guttenberg.
I enjoyed reading the book so much that I started working on a treatment based on the book, then a screenplay I titled “The Adventures of Wilhelm Trump and Bulger”.
Logline: Wilhelm is an intelligent aristocratic youth bored with his life of luxury at Trump Manor and in search of adventure in lands unknown.
I believe that it would make a very entertaining 30 minutes fantasy adventure animated series of about 22 episodes.
22 other episodes can be made from its sequel “Baron Trump’s Marvellous Underground Journey”
So far, I have written the screenplay for the first 6 episodes.
Synopsis: Baron Wilhelm Heinrich Felix Von Trump is a precocious young boy from an aristocratic German family, famous for its valor and love of adventure. He was born in the Land of the Melodious Sneezers, an intriguing, undiscovered African village, and the queen of the village presented him with a puppy named Bulger. The two are inseparable and grow up together. In Germany, at the age of eight, Wilhelm discharges his tutors, realizing he could outsmart all of them, and then successfully sues them for what he had taught them. He later invests the money from the lawsuit in such a way that by the following year, he amasses a large fortune. When he turns ten, Wilhelm pressures his parents into letting him set out on his travels by making their lives unbearable with the help of some juveniles he had “befriended”. His first quest begins in the Southern Seas where he must triumph over the terrors of Port No Man’s Port.
I am nearly done drafting the treatment of the following 6 episodes.
With the fund, I wish to produce and direct the pilot episode to garner the interest of producers to help finance the rest of the series.
Here is the general feeling of other people who have read the books:
Thank you very much for your help!