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Of all the kinds of music that I had listened to over the years, I particularly love the musical sounds of multi-talented pop singer/songwriter Phil Collins, especially his driving rhythms and percussion.

So I was wondering if I could ever tell something like a semi-autobiographical story set in an alternate fantasy world where varieties of dinosaurs [whether they be from the Triassic, the Jurassic, and/or the Cretaceous era(s)] co-exist with modern-day human societies [albeit in a more believably modern kind of credibility than in The Flintstones] about the touching friendship between an adventurous young boy [loosely based on my childhood self] and a young [college-age] Asian woman by stringing together Phil Collins songs to tell the story that I wanted to tell…

     

         Young Boy: 4 by Elidy


         


Well, could I do so? 

Alright, attention everyone…. 

I don’t know if you've heard about this but I thought you might be interested.

And sure, I am afraid to spill it out there on the internet, but here are many hints of what my vision for my latest movie project idea should be:

> It would be [envisioned as] something of a dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy with a Phil Collins music soundtrack.

>  It is to be set in some made-up alternate world where dinosaurs and modern humans co-exist side-by-side; but in a more believable way than in The Flintstones or even the Jurassic Park movies.

> It would also describe in fictional terms and feature a main character based on the childhood self of yours truly, which is: a charming, kind little boy adventurer with lots of heart (probably around seven or so years of age).

>  I will either be in discussion with a film/animation distribution/production company (whether major, like Disney (or maybe Walt Disney Animation Studios), Sony, Fox, Universal, or even Paramount, or Warner Bros.; or indie/art house specialty outlets like Fox Searchlight, IFC Films, Open Road Films, or even Magnolia Pictures) to touch my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy idea, or not to mention distribute the movie, or else, if none of the above will ever want to touch it, I will do it as an independent production. The choice will be mine, of course. 

> Now, there is a generation of kids today that don’t watch 2D hand drawn animated cartoon shows and 2D hand drawn animated feature films anymore, even though I like 2D traditional hand drawn animation and I saw them through my childhood and wasn't concerned at all. The irony is that your average teenage kid today just isn't interested in traditional 2D hand drawn animated movies and 2D hand drawn cartoon shows, and they won’t watch them anymore, so I think this would be a good time to give kids a digital 3D CG animated world where CG dinosaurs and CG modern humans co-exist side by side, but in a more convincing kinda way than in The Flintstones, and that would be what they’re going to respond to.

> In addition, I also want my semi-autobiographical fantasy movie to mix ambitiously naturalistic CG dinosaurs with CG modern humans with a Disney/Pixar cartoon-influenced look.

> Music is to play a very major role in my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy with the Phil Collins songs to be featured in my movie to part of the story-line in a very unique kinda way; Also, think of the musical soundtrack for my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy as a “Now That’s What I Call Music: Phil Collins” kinda compilation of old and/or new [Phil Collins] songs.

> At its simplest level, my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy will really be about the touching bond and friendship between a little boy adventurer and a young Asian woman partially inspired by, say, for example, Gogo Tomago, a character from Big Hero 6 whom I like:

> Part of the reason why said young Asian woman whom the little boy adventurer befriends would be created is partially because I have heard complaints about the movie Big Hero 6 from people who were disappointed by that fact that—apart from Hiro Hamada and the robot Baymax—other members of the Big Hero 6 like GoGo Tomago hadn’t been fully fleshed out themselves!

> Anyway, I wanted the bonding friendship between the little boy adventurer and the young Asian woman to take time to develop, with the outcome of their friendship being more touching and more realistic as a result.

> Since I wanted everything about the events, etc., in my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy with a Phil Collins soundtrack to be self contained so that the alternate world where dinosaurs and humans co exist side by side would function as a separate world from our real world, even if it may never be defined as such, a whole lot of extensive if impressive world building work would be required, right down to the smallest, most minute of all details.

> I wanted the dinosaurs featured in my semi autobiographical fantasy to not be stuck in the 1990s like in the upcoming if controversial Jurassic World movie coming out this summer 2015; I wanted the depictions of dinosaurs in my semi autobiographical fantasy to be helped by the latest scientific research and information, even if the story will be one of fantasy and dramatic effect.

> Also, I wanted to see beautifully and naturalistic-ally rendered dinosaur feathers, some recently discovered dinosaurs that we never see restored or reconstructed before as well as a respect for dinosaurs on screen that doesn't always treat them as mindless, vicious movie monsters or just kids stuff.

> My dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy movie would also be rooted in my own boyhood experiences and boyhood self, which, again is basically a little boy adventurer of seven years of age who also has lots of hearts.

> And my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy will take the following things:

1) The emotionally affecting warmth of the classic Disney Animated Features past and present

2) The fantasy elements, humor, etc., of Bill Watterson’s comic strip Calvin and Hobbes

3) The lush and strikingly beautiful visual artistry of the Studio Ghibli movies from Japan, as well as those of many of the aforementioned Disney animated classics past and present and also those of James Cameron’s AVATAR’s [nighttime] jungle scenes.

and

4) The musical sounds of pop artist Phil Collins (best remembered in animation circles for his musical work on Disney’s Tarzan (1999) and Brother Bear (2003))

Throw in either some pulp action adventure straight from the works of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs or maybe some comic book-inspired action, as well as a dash of classic cartoon slapstick and also impressive if extensive world-building work as well as a more believably convincing and more realistic co-existence between two of the great heavyweights of evolution—dinosaurs as well as modern day humans—than in the Flintstones, One Million Years B.C., or maybe Jurassic Park, and fuse them all together into one 3D digital CGI animated feature film project or something.

> The tentative working title for my dinosaur-infused semi-autobiographical fantasy: TIMMY (as in not only yours truly, but also as in the titular little boy adventurer)

Now, I don’t want to be too judgmental, and neither do you, but what do you think?

And would it be good, great, interesting, amazing, wonderful, exciting, fun, or incredible, or would it be bad, terrible, awful, or even controversial even when it comes out someday?

Speaking of something original from my brain:

If one were to conceive something set in a new, original, alternate world inhabited mainly by--of all things--two of the great heavyweights of evolution--dinosaurs as well as modern-day humans--as a strange, funny, touching, and profound Calvin and Hobbes-esque semi-autobiographical fantasy scored with a Phil Collins soundtrack would it be some feat for one to integrate all those ideas into any form one could ever think of, and blend them all together to tell a wonderfully strange, funny, touching and profound something with some shades of Calvin and Hobbes or something?

Also, what would happen if one would take not only his or her own childhood self and childhood experiences, but also the emotionally affecting warmth of the classic Disney Animated Features past and present, the fantasy elements, etc., of the comic strip series Calvin and Hobbes, the lush and strikingly beautiful visual artistry of the Studio Ghibli movies from Japan, as well as the aforementioned Disney animated classics past and present and also James Cameron’s AVATAR’s [nighttime] jungle scenes, and even the music and songs of or by pop artist Phil Collins (best remembered in animation circles for his musical work on Disney’s Tarzan (1999) and Brother Bear (2003)), throw in some pulp action adventure straight from the works of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs or something, as well as a dash of classic cartoon slapstick and also impressively extensive world-building work as well as a more believably convincing co-existence between two of the great heavyweights of evolution—dinosaurs as well as modern day humans—than that of the Flintstones, One Million Years B.C., or maybe Jurassic Park, and fuse them all together into one project suitable for the process of animation?



Well hear me now, people on the internet and especially people outside the internet!

For I have a wondrous, glorious thought in my head about some fabled somebody!

I had known of some fabled disc throwing, bike riding, bubble gum chewing adrenaline junkie girl who is also some Asian daredevil electromagnetic mechanics whiz woman who—just like her chums that we call the Big Hero 6—hail from some mythical city-place where the cultural boundaries between the Eastern and the Western worlds collide!



And she can also talk more with action than with words, just like The Man with No Name, aka Clint Eastwood, and aka Joe, Manco, and Blondie, from—respectively—A Fistful of Dollars, For A Few Dollars More, and most famous of all, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, so she is some Asian woman with very few words, but lots of action!




I had known her very well…and we must go on some epic manhunt for that fabled disc throwing bike riding bubble gum chewing adrenaline junkie daredevil Asian girl whose magic words goes something like this: Woman Up!

Whoever you are, wherever you are…

You will find her.

You will seek her.



Go seek The Legendary Go Go Tomago of the Mythical San Fransokyo!



Please do this so you all will be rewarded with money, land, power, or anything that you ever desire.

So declares yours truly, Timothy!

Have a nice day and night!

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Timothy Robert McKenzie
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Hello. My name is Tim. My favorite cartoons are Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack, while one of my favorite movies is James Cameron's AVATAR. I always wanted to become a filmmaker and animation artist.
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Of all the kinds of music that I had listened to over the years, I particularly love the musical sounds of multi-talented pop singer/songwriter Phil Collins, especially his driving rhythms and percussion.

So I was wondering if I could ever tell something like a semi-autobiographical story set in an alternate fantasy world where varieties of dinosaurs [whether they be from the Triassic, the Jurassic, and/or the Cretaceous era(s)] co-exist with modern-day human societies [albeit in a more believably modern kind of credibility than in The Flintstones] about the touching friendship between an adventurous young boy [loosely based on my childhood self] and a young [college-age] Asian woman by stringing together Phil Collins songs to tell the story that I wanted to tell…

     

         Young Boy: 4 by Elidy


         


Well, could I do so? 

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:iconone-concerned:
One-Concerned Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
If I remade Dexter's Lab, how would you respond if I announced that Dee Dee wasn't allowed to dance?
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timbox129 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
I know I am autistic, but would my quest to fulfill my dreams be built on as well end in controversy or not?

If so, would my actual life (especially on the internet and especially during the making of Dexter's Odyssey) might forever remain the subject of controversy?
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KittyAcademy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014   Digital Artist
I thought Japanese/Chinese Boys don't wear Komonos however you spell it.
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timbox129 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student Filmographer
Well, Japanese and Chinese boys do wear their traditional clothes (kimonos for boys of the Japanese kind) in ancient days, and some modern Japanese boys (or sometimes girls) still wore traditional kimonos, though some wore more modern clothes. 

After all, Samurai Jack is a cartoon to you and I, so Jack still wears a kimono even as a child, given the fact that he is a time-displaced warrior prince.
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timbox129 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hey guys, if you want to see Dexter's Lab and Samurai Jack screenshots and fan musings...

Then....

Check...

This...

Out!

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Remember, here there be stills or screenshots from Samurai Jack as well as those from Dexter's Laboratory.

Not to mention my fan musings.

And BTW, while you're at it, what do you see on my Tumblr blog, "Timboxreloaded"?
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Lipanel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Hello?
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Sumikuro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Dexter Odyssey sounds amazing, are you going to Calarts to learn animation?
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soundofspheres Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Hello, if you're interested in making an epic film, I'd recommend reading "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell. Some of the best directors have used it as a guide.
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timbox129 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Here's an update for you, soundofspheres. It's official that I finally got the book "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" by Joseph Campbell yesterday on Christmas Morning 2012. Thank you, soundofsphere, for recommending me to read Joseph Campbell's classic 1949 book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, and I'll make sure to use that book as a guide if I am interested in making an epic film like my intended masterpiece (and proposed Dexter's Laboratory reboot) the monumental and colossal 12-part live action/animated epic that is Dexter's Odyssey.

Again, thanks a lot for recommending that influential book by Joseph Campbell to me.

Once again, Thank You!
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timbox129 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Good recommendation, soundofspheres! I'll have that for Christmas!
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