what the world could be like if we use our egos for the good of the group instead of just for our own good?
watching seagulls with my children we laughed at how silly they were fighting over garbage and how they acted. How they would raid the café, stealing food. This lead to the idea when I mentioned: wouldn't they rather eat fresh fish instead of garbage?
Leopold "leo" Sandberg 2019.04.05
BE YOU. EVERYONE ELSE IS TAKEN.
Calvin, the KID seagull, has always been a little different. his attempts to fit in backfire and lead to Calvin being completely exiled from his flock.
he learns his survival will depend on winning his way back in. What he doesn’t know is that the survival of the entire flock will soon depend on him.
Calvin the kid seagull has difficulty fitting in. He hates eating garbage, which all the other seagulls seem to love! Following his heart he fancies eating fresh fish instead which upsets the elders, leading to Calvin being exiled as he challenges the status quo.
Outcast, Calvin quickly learns his survival may not only depend on his own ideas – which got him exiled in the first place – but also on making new friends.
What no one realizes is that the survival of Calvin’s entire flock will soon depend on him when the local stray cat stalks the flock to eat the chicks. Calvin has to find it in himself to DO THE RIGHT THING and not only save himself but the flock too.
Theme – Autonomy and authority
Happy Clouds is about using our ego for the good of the group instead of just for ourselves. it is about the choices we make in life deciding who we become and as a result, our place in the world. Themes every child in their own way can relate to.
Are we responsible for how we make others feel? or are we solely subjects to our own emotional patterns and triggers? What would the world be like if everyone were considerate to how we make others feel?
CALVIN'S PARENTS DO NOT STAND UP FOR HIM WHEN THE FLOCK WANTS TO BAN HIM FOR HIS CRAZY, EVEN DANGEROUS IDEAS. THIS SCARES HIM. Only by saving the flock that rejected him does he FEEL, COMING TO TERMS WITH HIS EMOTIONS ABOUT BELONGING AND WHAT FAMILY CAN BE FOR HIM.
AUDIENCE 5-6, FAMILY
status treatment available
GENRE Action comedy
MEDIUM CG animated feature
TECHNICAL 1.85:1 Est. 70 minutes
BUDGET to be decided
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