The Great Quest to Stop Mandark—and The Great War Between The Two Avatars, if you will—begins when Dexter the Boy Genius and his sister Dee Dee receives this note from the principal of Huber Elementary:
“It has come to our attention that your son Dexter McPherson has shocked everyone present at Huber Elementary by revealing at last the true location of — and by discovering at last the true destiny of your daughter Dee Dee McPherson’s friend Lee Lee Liu — who might not only be the true, lost daughter of Li’shan Taiyani, the supreme samurai chieftain, or Shogun, of all Shangara, as well as the true heir to The Dragon Throne of Shangara, but might also be The Good Avatar of Khan Ryuu The Dragon-lord, as well as the true adversary of Lord Mandark Astronomenov, The Dark Avatar of Khan Akuu The Demon-lord.
Therefore, in order for Lee Lee Liu to fulfill this potential prophecy, and rid the world of Lord Mandark/Khan Akuu’s great evil, we feel that both a great council among teachers, students, parents, the principal and the leaders of the Free Peoples of the World — as well as a Great Quest undertaken by four select persons, but no others, is necessary at this time.”
Dexter’s Odyssey (and that of Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee) is about to begin…
And, as Dexter, Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee might indeed say, “it is going to be a very long walk…”
And it will be a very long walk, indeed, because from the time Dexter, Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee begin their quest and very long walk through a world where dinosaurs roamed still, and co-exist side-by-side with humans and toona’kaiya (or cartoon characters including Dexter, Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee), all the way to Dexter, Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee’s final struggle against Mandark and his minions in Mandark’s territory of Astronoma beyond the eastern end of the Great Wall of Shangara on the Shangaran-Astronomean Border, and culminating in Dee Dee’s friend Lee Lee striking the final blow against Mandark and saving the world in the process, it is going to be a very epic Lord of the Rings-style journey that can take sixteen years and thirty-two days to complete, and also a coming-of-age rite of passage for Dexter, Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee, all four of whom might begin the story as the four youthful cartoon kids we all know and love (Dexter being eight or nine years of age, and Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee eleven or twelve years of age by the beginning of the story) and end the story as fully grown adults in their mid to late twenties (Dexter being twenty-four or twenty-five years of age and Dee Dee, Mee Mee and Lee Lee being twenty-seven to twenty-eight years of age by the end of the story, and Dexter and Dee Dee’s friend Lee Lee will already be in love by then).
Therefore, my attempt to make a big screen, vastly cinematic and ambitious live action/animated Lord of the Rings-style epic fusing live action, hand-drawn animation, even CGI, out of a mid-to-late 1990s children’s cartoon—Dexter’s Odyssey, to be based, however loosely, upon characters from Genndy Tartakovsky’s Dexter’s Laboratory—might result in a live action/animated movie so long and epic in scale, scope, and grandeur, if the whole thing is taken as a whole, that it may only be told, or presented, or released in twelve parts or less which may nonetheless be made more or less back-to-back.
But I hope that Dexter’s Odyssey will be not only the best or greatest live action/animated hybrid movie ever made since Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and not only hopefully the best or greatest dinosaur movie ever made since Jurassic Park, but also hopefully a great multi-part live action/animation mixture kind of piece of epic cinema.
My apologies for the long description, but if the description is too long for your taste, you don't have to read all of it!