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Emperor Electric to be sent 8-18-11

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  • LOG-ON: LIBRARY!

    EMPEROR ELECTRIC

    FIRST DRAFT

    Written by

    John C. Millunzi, Jr.

    Based on -

    PRINCESS BASIA & THE REVOLUTIONARY SUPER CRITTERS 0F WILLOW GLEN by John C. Millunzi, Jr.

    Created and Developed byJohn C. Millunzi, Jr., Gina C. Millunzi and Stephen Millunzi

    25315 Twister Trail, Spring, TX 77373713.449.2002

  • LIVE ACTION INTRO (IN STUDIO)

    PAINTED BROADCAST TOWER

    SFX: TELETYPE

    ANNOUNCERYou are looking live at the Virtual Kids Broadcasting Tower. Your virtual bus will arrive shortly.

    (beat)This is U.N.N. The kids underground news network.

    BOOKSHELVES

    An overstuffed easy chair, a large faux flat screen. (NOTE: The flat screen is painted and slides OPEN/CLOSED.)

    STEVE is seated, wearing a beret reading the newspaper.

    STEVEMargi? The bus will be here soon?

    FLAT SCREEN SLIDES OPEN

    revealing MARGI wearing a flowered straw hat.

    MARGIBus Route Twenty-seven is delayed for a squirrel crossing, Stephen?

    BROADCAST TOWER

    ANNOUNCERClearance to view this broadcast requires your lunch packed, homework done, and your shoes by the door.

    STEVE

    Folding paper.

    STEVEBus Twenty-seven, are you sure, Margi?

    (CONTINUED)

  • MARGIIts waiting politely?

    BROADCAST TOWER

    ANNOUNCERAny further viewing of todays program, assumes your agreement.

    STEVEWere on Margi.

    FLAT SCREEN SLIDES

    The flat screen slides open to reveal Margi in prison stripes.

    MARGIGoing to school always felt like a jail break to me, Stephen.

    Flat screen slides shut.

    STEVEI want to go!

    ANNOUNCERIs your homework done?

    END INTRO

    2.CONTINUED:

    (CONTINUED)

  • ACT ONE

    FADE IN:

    EXT. WILLOW GLEN STABLES - BACK PORCH - DAY

    DARE opens the back door to find MOLLY wagging her tail.

    DARE

    Race you?

    Molly takes off for the chicken coop; Dare chases.

    INT. WILLOW GLEN STABLES - KITCHEN - LATER

    (NOTE: Background border, live action horses.)

    (NOTE: DEVICE ICONS on kitchen flat screen: MYPHONE; Seneca, swinging on porch. MYPAD; Margaret, drawing on art pad. MYPHONE; Claire, in Gift Shop. LAB COMPUTER; Timothy, in lab. CALENDAR; Cadette Daily Planner.)

    SFX: TOUCH-SCREEN BEEPS

    Dare places a full egg basket on the counter, then presses CADETTE DAILY PLANNER and sees FOUR (4) unchecked entries; HOMEWORK, CHORES, TIES, and THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    INT. MARGARETS ROOM - CONTINUOUS

    MARGARET is drawing a portrait of Thomas Jefferson.

    EXT. SENECAS FRONT PORCH - CONTINUOUS

    SENECA is on the porch swing with FOUNDER.

    BACK TO KITCHEN

    Dare presses SENECA and MARGARET.

    SENECA

    (mid-sentence)

    . . .

    3.CONTINUED: (2)

    (MORE)

    (CONTINUED)

  • So he said dont make a big deal

    out of it if youre not hurt, but

    make sure it doesnt happen, again.

    MARGARET

    Im still sorry.

    DARE

    You guys ready for ties?

    SENECA

    As long as he apologized.

    MARGARET

    Tell your grandfather it was my

    fault, too, and I apologized.

    MOLLY

    (barks)

    DARE

    What happened?

    EXT. WILLOW GLEN STABLES - GIFT SHOP - ESTABLISHING

    A delivery van pulls away.

    INT. GIFT SHOP - CONTINUOUS

    CLAIREs glasses hang half-way down her nose, looking over her mail.

    4.CONTINUED:

    SENECA (CONT'D)

    (CONTINUED)

  • BACK TO KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS

    Dare presses MOM.

    DARE (CONTD)

    Hi, mom. Were practicing ties

    today.

    CLAIRE

    Ill be home all day. Maybe Ill

    join you.

    DARE

    I can crew for you, mom? I should

    crew anyway, for Seneca.

    CLAIRE

    Well see. Lets talk about it at

    lunch.

    EXT. ADVANCED UNIVERSITY RESEARCH LAB - PROVING GROUNDS - ESTABLISHING

    A breeze pushes a windsock above the proving grounds.

    INT. TIMOTHYS LAB - CONTINUOUS

    (NOTE: PAUL shows on Timothys myPad screen. Roger is dressed in his Michael Jordan pajamas.)

    TIMOTHYS GLASSES ON LAB COUNTER

    SFX: BASKETBALL SLAMMING THROUGH RIM

    TIMOTHY

    Ugh!!!

    5.CONTINUED: (2)

    (CONTINUED)

  • ROGER

    Thats a foul, you blocked me.

    TIMOTHY

    You ran me over!

    BACK TO KITCHEN

    Dare presses TIMOTHY

    DARE

    What do you want, Timothy?

    TIMOTHY

    Ow! We need an algorithm, please?

    SFX: BASKETBALL SLAMMING THROUGH RIM

    ROGER

    You cant block me just because

    youre bigger!

    DARE

    Im already crewing for two today,

    Timothy.

    EXT. WILLOW GLEN STABLES - PASTURE - CONTINUOUS

    BASIA grazes.

    EXT. VIRTUAL SCHOOL BUS - DAY

    (NOTE: Background border, live action school bus.)

    BUS DOORS CLOSING

    6.CONTINUED: (3)

    (CONTINUED)

  • BUS CONTINUOUSLY JIGGLES

    (NOTE: DEVICE ICONS on bus windows: MYPHONE; Seneca, at her desk. MYPAD; Margaret, at her easel. MYPHONE; Dare, feeding Basia. MYPAD; PAUL, snoogling lexis-nexis. MYPAD; Frederick, thumbing GameToy. MYPAD; Roger, holding Nerf basketball. LAB COMPUTER; Timothy at his computer. All icons jiggle and wobble.)

    INT. FREDERICKS ROOM - CONTINUOUS

    Fredericks door opens revealing his mother standing holding out her hand.

    EMPEROR ELECTRIC SKATEBOARD

    Frederick hands his skateboard to his mom.

    SFX: DOOR SLAMMING

    BACK TO BUS

    MARGARET

    Frederick got his skateboard taken

    away.

    SENECA

    Grandfather says its okay to

    forgive, if you dont do it, again.

    Im fine.

    DARE

    Good. We want to practice safe

    ties.

    EXT. WILLOW GLEN YOGA STUDIO - LIBRARY - ESTABLISHING

    Passersby.

    INT. LIBRARY - CONTINUOUS

    7.CONTINUED:

    (CONTINUED)

  • MRS. SCIENCEFELD arrives behind the book counter carrying a gift box. She hangs her purse and bicycle helmet on the coat tree.

    PIXIE is scanning library book returns on her computer.

    (NOTE: Book covers wipe across her screen.)

    #1 - MIRACLE MONKEY BARS MOVES

    #2 - BUS STOP TIPS: WAIT FOR THE DOOR TO OPEN

    #3 - SILENCE OF THE CUPCAKES.

    PIXIE

    (growls)

    Mrs. Sciencefeld drags her finger across her DVD rack, selecting THOMAS JEFFERSON.

    MRS. SCIENCEFELD

    Good morning, boys and girls! Oh,

    my, is there going to a big

    turnout, today, Pixie!

    She opens the gift box revealing apple pie.

    PIXIE

    (whimper)

    BACK TO BUS

    ROGER

    What happened?

    MARGARET

    Frederick thought he could run over

    everybody.

    8.CONTINUED: (2)

    (CONTINUED)

  • FREDERICK

    You were chasing me!

    SENECA

    Im fine!

    DARE

    Ill crew for you, today, until

    youre better. I have to crew for

    mom today, too.

    FREDERICK

    It was like a gnarly half-pipe. I

    crashed, too! I said I was sorry.

    SENECA

    Im fine!

    MARGARET

    And Fredericks Emperor Electric is

    grounded.

    SENECA

    It was no big deal!

    FREDERICK

    It was for me.

    ROGER

    I could order x-rays for you!

    9.CONTINUED: (3)

    (CONTINUED)

  • TIMOTHY

    You could order them for me, too.

    You cheated.

    SENECA

    Im fi-i-ine! Hello? I want to

    crew.

    PAUL

    Guys??? Its Student Government

    Day.

    BUS STOPS, DOORS OPEN

    PAUL (O.S.) (CONTD)

    I think I messed up.

    SENECA (O.S.)

    Im calling an emergency recess

    Cadette meeting. I want to crew???

    INT. WILLOW GLEN YOGA STUDIO - LIBRARY - DAY

    Mrs. Sciencefeld is opening the gift card.

    Pixies computer reveals the librarys Pre-School Playhouse toy box open to a marching band game. Pixies winding up toy marching band dolls, sending them marching for the gift box.

    MRS. SCIENCEFELD

    Therell be plenty of pomp and

    circumstance, today, Pixie. Its

    student government day!

    10.CONTINUED: (4)

    (CONTINUED)

  • PIXIE

    (growling)

    MRS. SCIENCEFELD

    (holding gift card)

    My dearest librarian. The freedom

    of our nation relies on libraries

    and on the students that go there.

    The apple pie is to be distributed

    by popular vote.

    PIXIE

    (whines)

    MRS. SCIENCEFELD

    Im sure youll get a vote, Pixie!

    EXT. JALOPY LIMO - ESTABLISHING

    The jalopy limo chugs across the Golden Gate Bridge.

    INT. JALOPY LIMO - CONTINUOUS

    (NOTE: The library channel shows on the limo flat screen.)

    MORTIMER is wearing a chefs hat and jacket, waving a linen towel over a red apple on a plate.

    MORTIMER

    Yah-dah-dee, yah-dah-dah.

    SFX: ZIP

    The DUMBWAITER turns his lens.

    11.CONTINUED:

    (CONTINUED)

  • (POV) DUMBWAITER LENS CROSS-HAIRS ON APPLE

    BACK TO MORTIMER

    Mortimer reaches in his pocket and inspects a piece of parsley.

    He smiles at the parsley.

    MORTIMER (CONTD)

    Hmmnnn!

    Mortimer places the sprig of parsley on the now empty plate.

    MORTIMER (CONTD)

    Arghhh!

    TERRARIUM

    The Dumbwaiter is placing a silver platter with the apple in front of a smiling Big Mike.

    MORTIMERS DISTRESSED EYES

    SFX: WHAM

    MAYOR BART body slams Mortimer, sending him flying into the wrestling ring post.

    MORTIMER (CONTD)

    Cant we at least vote on it????

    Arghhh!!!!

    BACK TO LIBRARY

    Pixie is checking in book returns at her computer.

    Mrs. Sciencefeld is entering data in her computer, posting voting booth icons on student profile pages. Pauls page wipes across her screen.

    12.CONTINUED: (2)

    (CONTINUED)

  • MRS. SCIENCEFELD

    Paul should have a ver