This blog post is to give the examples that have inspired my narrative ideas:
- Tom and Jerry
- Indiana Jones
- Spongebob Squarepants
- Mission Impossible
Tom and Jerry:
Tom and Jerry was one of the original major inspirations for the original project when I developed it last year and again it is one of the main inspirations for the first narrative idea. The idea of the pet shop flooding came from one of the classic Tom and Jerry episodes called Mice Follies.
Where Jerry and his nephew complete flood Tom’s home before freezing by messing around with the fridge turning the house into a massive ice rink, leading to tones of high jinx between Tom, Jerry and his nephew. I found this episode inspiring due to the fact that while the idea is used quite a bit it would be suitable for the pets in pet shop to flood their home by accident when playing with each other and in doing so, the humour from both the actions of the pets and the environment would be entertaining for the target audience.
Indian Jones was the main inspiration for the second episode, the clip below is the main inspiration.
The main idea for this snake infested idea came from Indy quoting “I HATE SNAKES!!!” When ever he sees them and I though that the possibility of having snakes in a pet shop these days is actually quite high and I though why not have said snakes escape and course panic across the pet shop.