SCRIPTS ~ What might have been!
After a lifetime in the animation industry director, animator and author, Tony White, has decided to publish a series of books featuring scripts for movies he wanted to make but could never get the funding. This unique book series covers work from over 5 decades of Tony's award-winning career, and he has spent a huge amount of money on these projects over the years, or other people's money, on trying to get something going in the movie world. Tony either wrote the scripts himself, co-wrote some or had a strong influence on how the final script would eventually turn out with he others. With each script uniquely different, this series offers a fascinating insight into "what might have been" had the mainstream industry some understanding of where animation might go, or the courage enough to take it there. In the absence of any of that, he hopes you enjoy his movies in the privacy of your own imagination through the books!
'MADA and the MAGIC TREE'
'It is said that ADAM was the first man who fell from God's grace. The journey represented by "MADA and the MAGIC TREE" is therefore a “return” – a hero’s journey where a blind youth is taken on an amazing adventure that enables him to not only restore his sight but also to see his own true self for the very first time. MADA’s quest is one from the Earth to the Stars and inspired by ancient astrological wisdom and kabalistic insights. MADA's quest is our quest too, a path of discovery that we must all take eventually.
This is Tony's most recent script. It is a unique quest with a visionary metaphysical twist - combined with a distribution model that is unlike anything that has ever been realized before, This work represents a pinnacle of Tony's career, bringing together for the first time his passion for traditional hand-drawn animation at the highest level, and all things mystical. Conceived to be animated in the style of the fabulous early 19th century book illustrators Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Aubrey Beardsley and William Heath Robinson, this film would represent Tony's "Magnus Opus" - that is, if he were ever allowed to bring such a unique vision to the cinema screen!
Price: $19.95. 11"x8.5" 192 pages. Concept art included.
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"SPIRIT OF THE GAME"
Somewhat reminiscent of the classical movie,
“It’s a Wonderful Life”, this story relates how a talented
yet troubled young soccer player has his life transformed
when the ghost of a soccer legend, Sir Stanley Matthews,
visits him. “Spirit of the Game” is a tough, heart-warming
and significantly uplifting story. It seamlessly cross-
pollinates fact with fiction, contrasting the more sinister
elements that define the modern football culture –
racism and hooliganism – with a glimpse into the more
inspirational influence “Sir Stan” brought both to life, the
community and to the game he loved so dearly.
Price: $19.95. 11"x8.5" 220 pages. Concept art included.
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"DREAMSINGER" is a film from my heart. Inspired by the book "The Prince of Whales" by Robert Fisher, it is the magical story of a child’s love for a whale and a whale’s love for the Earth that gave it birth.
"This is our hope ~ that the children born today may still have, twenty years from hence, a bit of green grass under their bare feet, a breath of clean air to breathe, a patch of blue water to sail upon, and a whale on the horizon to set them dreaming."
~ Jacques Cousteau.
Price: $19.95. 11"x8.5" 188 pages. Concept art included.
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Animation’s adult-targeted “PULP FICTION”! "Bad Penguin" is a unique, traditionally animated film, TV and game concept that tells the story of an angry, armed-to-the-teeth penguin who hates Christmas! Sex, drugs, violence and bigotry are all harsh realities in the world “Bad Penguin” inhabits. Imagine a winged love child between a Quentin Tarantino creation and Bugs Bunny - with a little Christopher Walken thrown into the mix!! The Bad Penguin movie also tells the story of “Cooper”, an old and blind jazz musician who strangely befriends the obnoxious "Bad Penguin” who is intent on showing Clover City how it feels about Christmas. In a world where a man’s life is worth less than the change in his pockets, can a blind man teach the bird that people and Christmas are both worthwhile?
Price: $19.95. 11"x8.5" 244 pages. Concept art included.
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