An Unlikely Heroine. An Epic Journey. A Fight to save Two Worlds. Enter the Brave Toon World.
This will be my so-called “Genndy Tartakovsky homage/tribute project”: ToonTalker.
And it is still in the planning or dreaming phases.
One approach I may explore for The Genndy Tartakovsky Project, aka ToonTalker, is to bookend the animation (which may comprise a full two hours or so) itself with live action sequences (which may comprise a full half hour or so including the first 25 or so minutes of it) in the same way The Wizard of Oz used a black-and-white real world to bookend the colorful land of Oz.
But The Genndy Tartakovsky Project/ToonTalker would also be a theatrical big screen feature film homage to the kind of animation that Genndy used to create between 1994 and 2010 at Hanna Barbara and Cartoon Network such as Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and Sym-Bionic Titan, of all things.
ToonTalker/The Genndy Tartakovsky Project will not only take incidental inspiration from Genndy Tartakovsky’s Cartoon Network creations (most precisely Samurai Jack, especially in terms of design and animation style), but for the most part, The Genndy Tartakovsky Project, or ToonTalker, might also be a theatrical big screen feature film medley of tropes from (and references and salutes to) Genndy Tartakovsky’s Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory or even Sym Bionic Titan.
I will also use color to accentuate an idea that I may come up with right from the get-go of this project, which is to change aspect ratios at the point my main character (who may be a high school-age Asian girl) is magically transported to another dimension—the one inhabited by highly stylized Genndy Tartakovsky-type animated cartoon figures—and becomes a Genndy Tartakovsky-type cartoon. Up until that scene, the first twenty-five or so minutes of ToonTalker/The Genndy Tartakovsky Project might be set in a 1.85:1 ratio, but when the Asian girl (my main character) wakes up in her new physical state and in her new world, the ratio will widen to Cinemascope/Panavision’s 2.39:1, my intention being to give visual expression to the Asian teen girl’s altered view of another world as a cartoon. But before the change, I should keep the color palette toned down for the opening 25-minute live action wraparound, but it wouldn’t be devoid of color; I would just use muted or earthen versions of those selected for the cartoon world and for the rest of the movie. Once the aspect ratio change occurs, I will completely open up the color palette and brighten it to emphasize the feeling that, in her new Genndy Tartakovsky-type cartoon form, the Asian girl is seeing another world in a whole new way.
As for the high-school-age Asian heroine of ToonTalker/The Genndy Tartakovsky Project, given that Genndy Tartakovsky himself really didn’t have an Asian female as his most prominent protagonist in any of his works, I wanted the Asian teen girl in ToonTalker to be a far more complex character than your typical Asian girl or your typical teenage girl or perhaps your typical cartoon princess.
ToonTalker/The Genndy Tartakovsky Project will also be very much designed as a journey of some important value such as perception or things like that as much as it is a physical journey in a highly stylized Genndy Tartakovsky-inspired/influenced cartoon parallel world inspired by his highly stylized design and animation work on Samurai Jack.
Anyway, sorry that the description is long, and sure, you don't have to read all of it if you want, but what do you think?