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Duke Barkin, The Suncoast Transporter, in Hot Houndette

By
Mary K Swanson

(c) 2010-2011

mikah@icantclick.org

Page 1

Panel
1.1

The Package

Description

Dialog

Interior view of an old 1985


Suburban. Duke, a very large
(but not fat) 10-year old
tricolor basset hound is
sitting on the front passenger
seat looking bored. Duke has a
white head and red ears, with
a heavy scar on one ear. He
wears a tag that says "Duke."
Out the windows (which are
open) the view is of the
parking lot of a Cracker
Barrel restaurant. Two people
are talking. (JR: we never see
humans faces unless they are
so far in the distance that
they are unrecognizable.)

Caption: Duke has been waiting


forever for The Man to finish his
business in this parking lot. Duke
had been promised a drive: wind in
his ears, the engine roaring under
his belly and the road flashing
by in streaks, too fast for him
to get more than a quick look into
passing cars.

1.2

Duke has a quizzical look on


his face.

DUKE
(A thought bubble)
The Man is clearly insane.

1.3

The Man is walking around the


side of the Suburban. Duke is
watching him with a little bit
of hope in his face.

DUKE
(A thought bubble)
Finally!

1.4

The loading door of the


suburban is visible, now,
and we are seeing it from
Dukes pov. A large crate is
being loaded, but we cant see
whats inside. We can see that
Dukes ears, which were low
before, are perked up. The Man
is visible, tucking the crate
in.

DUKE
(A thought bubble)
Whats this? Were not at the box
store.

The Man has come around and


opened the passenger door. We
see Duke from his pov. Duke
looks flabbergasted.

Caption: Duke has a rule: Never


exit the vehicle. The Man knows
the rule.

1.5

THE MAN
(visible in the rearview mirror)
Duke? Oh, hes slowing down a
bit, but still full of drool and
vinegar.

THE MAN
Sorry, youll have to stay in
there for the drive. Dukes not
a flexible kinda guy.

THE MAN
Come on, old man, just this once?

Page 1

Panel

The Package

Description

Dialog

1.6

Duke is walking next to the


Suburban. We can see The Mans
shoes.

THE MAN
Its our first transport!

1.7

The Man is holding out his arm


toward the crate. We cant see
inside.

Caption: So this was the package.

Page 2

Panel
2.1

Never Open the Package

Description
The character of the art
changes here--color to black
and white, soft to stylized.
The Suburban is now a BMW
X5 SUV. Duke is now young,
fit and sleek, but still has
the scar on his ear. He is
wearing Prada Tom Ford James
Bond 007 sunglasses. He is
on his hind legs and looking
at the "camera" and his tag
says "BAS8" instead of Duke.
(Note: Dukes tag changes
several times, like the guy
in the movie changes his cars
license tag.)

Dialog
Caption: The Transporter. Never
open the package.

Page 3

Panel

Shes Gonna Blow!

Description

Dialog

3.1

Duke is at the wheel of his


BMW, two paws on the wheel
at 10 and 2. He is out on
I4 now, and the road ahead
is like looking through a
tunnel--sides are blurry
with speed. We see over
his right shoulder. On his
rearview mirror hang a pair of
old-fashioned driving goggles.
We will learn eventually that
they belonged to Bud, the
first dog to cross the US in
an automobile.

Caption: Package safely stowed,


the Transporter races away at
speeds just under suspicion...

3.2

We now see Duke from the


front, and we can see
something sticking up over
the backseat--the crate is
now a large, softsider duffel
bag. Dukes eyes are shifted
sharply and narrowly to the
right, looking at the package
in the rearview mirror. We
can see his eyes through his
sunglasses.

MAI DAISI
(Tearful Bubble)
Please, mister, let me out!

3.3

A center panel shows the car


on the road.

3.4

Duke puts an arm over the


back seat and addresses the
package.

DUKE
Im sorry, sister, but youll just
have to wait. Im on the clock.

3.5

Duke is once again facing


front, but he looks worried.
Sobbing continues to come from
the back.

MAI DAISI
(Tearful Bubble)
Whimper! Sob! Sniff.

3.6

Duke addresses the package


he can see in the rearview
mirror.

DUKE
Quiet down, sister! Youre
straining my hospitality.

Page 3

Panel
3.7

Shes Gonna Blow!

Description
The duffel bag is now hovering
over the seat back. We can see
Dukes eyes getting big with
concern.

Dialog
MAI DAISI
(Sweet Voice Bubble)
This is a new car, isnt it,
Mister?
DUKE
(Quiet Bubble)
Never open the package. Never...
MAI DAISI
If you dont let me out right NOW,
it wont smell like a new car EVER
AGAIN!

3.8

Close up on Dukes eyes. He


has an expression of abject
fear in his eyes.

Page 4

Panel

Stopping by I4 on a Sizzling Afternoon

Description

Dialog

4.1

A view of an interstate rest


stop from above. Duke is
getting out of the BMW.

Caption: Fortunately, there was a


rest stop nearby.

4.2

Duke has opened the back of


the BMW and Mai Daisi is
opening the duffel bag from
within. Duke is checking his
watch.

DUKE
Dont be slow, sister. We have a
schedule to keep.

4.3

We can just see Mai


Daisis sleek black
head and brown-rimmed,
exotically-shaped eyes peering
over the top. Duke is holding
out one paw toward her in a
warning motion.

MAI DAISI
You may have a schedule, but I
dont.

4.4

Duke is unmoved.

DUKE
Put a move on it, sister.
Caption: Mai Daisi slips out
of the duffel, and we can see
that she is a beautiful young
houndette.
MAI DAISI
And my name is Mai Daisi, not
sister!

4.5

Duke and Mai Daisi are now at


the door to the houndettes
room.

DUKE
Youve got two minutes.
MAI DAISI
Or what, youll come in after me?
DUKE
Not if you hurry, sister.

Page 5

Panel
5.1

Im Comin In!

Description
POV is far back. We can see
the rest area bathrooms
and through a hallway, the
truckers driveway on the
other side. If humans are
in view, but we cant see
their faces--bent over cars,
turned the other way, or
covered with a hat. Duke is
waiting impatiently. We can
see trucks in the distance,
coming off the interstate.
(SFX: Beeeeeee-beeeep! Honk!
Screech!)

Dialog
MAI DAISI
(From inside, musical bubble)
Woo-woo, woo-aroo!
DUKE
Stop singing and hurry it up in
there, sister!
MAI DAISI
Im going as fast as I can, Mr.
Kidnapper. Im a girl! And its
MAI DAISI.

5.2

Duke is pacing. We can see


the door of the ladies room.
It has a stylized picture of
grass. The mens room has a
stylized picture of a tree.

5.3

Duke paces some more.

5.4

Dukes back is to the restroom


door. Mai Daisi is sneaking
out, heading toward the
truckers area.

5.5

Duke is getting angry, looking


at his watch.

DUKE
Where is that little houndette?

5.6

Duke opens the door to the


houndettes room.

DUKE
Im comin in!

5.7

The ladies in the houndettes


room object.

Caption: (SFX: Get out! Eek. Aah!)

5.8

(SFX: POW!)

5.9

Duke is coming back out of the


houndettes room. His glasses
are askew.

DUKE
This is what I get for breaking
the rule!

Page 6

Panel
6.1

6.2

Yo Quiero Paco and Sweet Potato

Description

Dialog

Mai Daisi is running along


a row of trucks. In one, two
dogs are looking out. One is
a Chihuahua and one is a Bull
Terrier. The truck is a race
car hauler. Fancy lettering
on the side declares that this
is the car hauler of racing
legend Sandy, "The Flash."

Caption: Every trucker loves a


pretty hitchhiker and Mai Daisi
was the finest houndette Paco had
seen in miles.

Mai Daisi talks to Paco.

PACO
Were headed to the Speedway.

PACO
Hey, lady, you need a ride?

MAI DAISI
You guys are the best! Hey, dont
I recognize you from TV?

6.3

Mai Daisi is looking into the


truck. We can barely see her.

PACO
That was years ago. I wasnt PC or
AC or DC, or something.
SWEET POTATO
At least you werent put out
without a can of beer to your
name!

6.4

Mai Daisi, looking up into the


truck from the outside. Paco
is opening the door for her.

MAI DAISI
Well, I think they were CRAZY to
let you guys go!

6.5

A close-up of a big paw


slamming the door that Paco
had just begun to open. (SFX:
Yelp!)

DUKE
(Off-panel Bubble)
Not so fast, Gidget.

Page 6

Panel
6.6

Yo Quiero Paco and Sweet Potato

Description
We can see Duke, Paco, and
Mai Daisi. Mai Daisi looks
affronted. Paco looks nervous.
Duke is implacable.

Dialog
DUKE
Shes on her way to court-ordered
rehab. You dont want to get in
the way.
MAI DAISI
No, Im not!
PACO
I was her stunt-double, man--dont
call me Gidget!

6.7

Focus on Sweet Potato. Sweet


Potato now looks feminine,
with long eyelashes.

SWEET POTATO
You got something against girls,
Paco?
PACO
(off-panel Bubble)
No, no, Sweet Potato, just against
BEING one!

Page 7

Panel
7.1

Losing Battle

Description
Duke and Mai Daisi are walking
away, Duke with a paw on
Mai Daisis back. In the
background, we can see Paco
and Sweet Potato arguing with
tiny talk bubbles.

Dialog
Caption: Relationships have their
ups and downs, whether between
washed up TV stars or driver and
package.
DUKE
Youre ruining my schedule,
sister!
SWEET POTATO
(tiny bubble)
Taco!
PACO
(tiny bubble)
Beerhaus wench!

7.2

Mai Daisi is yelling at Duke.


The tiny bubbles continue
indistinctly from the race
car hauler.

MAI DAISI
Well, youre ruining my LIFE!

7.3

Back at the BMW. Duke is


pointing to the hatch, but
Mai Daisi has gone to the
passenger door.

7.4

Duke is glaring at Mai Daisi.


Mai Daisi is staring back.

7.5

Duke opens the back seat


passenger door. Mai Daisi is
triumphantly marching around
him to get in.

MAI DAISI
(Musical Bubble)
Woo-woo-aroo!

7.6

Inside the car, Duke is once


again at the wheel, and we can
see his irritation. His tag
now says, "4-$."Mai Daisi is
leaning over the front seat.
Her eyes are bright and she is
smiling.

DUKE
What are you so pleased about?
MAI DAISI
I can see where were going!

Page 7

Panel
7.7

Losing Battle

Description

Dialog

The BMW is once again on the


road.

DUKE
Youre still going my way.
MAI DAISI
(Thought Bubble)
Thats what you think!

Page 8

Panel

Girl Trouble

Description

Dialog

8.1

Mai Daisi has settled in,


looking very fetching. Duke
is concentrating, paws at 10
and 2.

Caption: Dukes rule wasnt


holding up very well, but at least
the package was in the car. Then,
just as things seems to be going
better...

8.2

Dukes sunglasses fly up in


the air and Mai Daisi falls
into a heap on the back seat.
We can see the grill of a
massive medium-duty truck.
The grill looks like the teeth
of a certain giant Florida
reptile. (SFX: Cruuuuunch!)

MAI DAISI
Yelp!

8.3

Duke looks calm and competent


at the wheel.

DUKE
Getting away is no problem,
Sister, but youre coming with
me.

8.4

The BMW surges ahead of the


gator truck, which is painted
like an alligator and has a
big sign on it that says "Big
Bobs Gator Show and Puppy
Park."

8.5

One of the invisible bad guys


points a gun at them.

8.6

Shots are fired. The BMW


swerves drastically. (SFX:
Blam blam)

8.7

Duke has been shot.


Duke grits his teeth in pain.
The back window is broken out.
Mai cant see that Duke has
been shot.

DUKE
I hate tail-gators!
MAI DAISI
Oh, no! They found me! Mister,
Ive got to get away. You have got
to let me go!

MAI DAISI
Did they just shoot at us?
DUKE
That... would be a yes!

Page 8

Panel
8.8

Girl Trouble

Description
Duke is dizzy, the BMW has
slowed down, and the gator
truck has pulled even. The gun
is pointed at Mai Daisi.

Dialog
MAI DAISI
Uh-oh!

Page 9

Panel

Flashing Your Hazzards

Description

Dialog

9.1

A low-slung, orange 1969


Dodge Charger R/T marked with
a double zero "00" pulls up
on the other side of the BMW.
The driver is very low in the
seat. (JR: Get rid of the hat?
Dont want Sandy mixed up with
the bad guys! (SFX: Doo-dah
doot doot doo-dah doo-dah doot
doot doo-doo!)

Caption: A surprise visitor.


Things are sounding better!

9.2

Sandy --AKA, The Flash-- looks


out of the car with a very
laid-back expression. Sandy is
an older, tricolor houndette,
with a gray muzzle. Her nails
are painted Ruby Red. Think
The Gals of NRA. Paco speaks
to her over the radio.

SANDY
Hit the brakes, fellas, and catch
a ride with us!

Our pov is far away. Both cars


have hit the brakes, throwing
up a cloud of rubber and brake
dust. The gator truck is now
far ahead. The talk bubbles
come from inside the BMW and
Sandys car.

DUKE
I hope the lady knows what shes
doing!

9.3

PACO
(radio bubble)
Ready, Boss!

MAI DAISI
Theres another truck coming!
SANDY
Woo-Arooooooo!

9.4

A view of the race car hauler


from earlier passing the BMW.

MAI DAISI
Its Paco and Sweet Potato!

Page 10

Knight Rider Jump

Panel

Description

Dialog

10.1

Double Page Spread.


Through the front window of
the BMW, we can see that
the car hauler has dropped
a ramp. The ramp is throwing
up sparks.

MAI DAISI
Can you make it?

10.2

Close up on Duke.

DUKE
In my sleep!

10.3

A wide shot of Duke gunning


the BMW into the car hauler,
burning rubber.

Page 11

Welcome, Bikers!

Panel

Description

Dialog

11.1

Parking lot of Mels Family


Diner. The parking lot is
full. There are a dozen
motorcycles. We can see
Sandys car.

Caption: A stop at Mels to fill


up and fill in the gaps.

11.2

The hounds are sitting in a


big booth. Dukes wound is
bandaged. They have plates
heaped with food and steaming
cups of coffee.

DUKE
So why is the Gator Show and Puppy
Park after you, Sister?
MAI DAISI
Its Mai-- oh, nevermind. Theyre
after me because I know too much
about their business.
SANDY
What kind of business is that?

11.3

Close up on Mai Daisis face

MAI DAISI
Puppy peddling!

11.4

A view of all the hounds,


looking shocked.

PACO
SANDY
SWEET POTATO
(Group bubble)
Gasp!

11.5

Close up on Sweet Potato.

SWEET POTATO
Weve got to save them!
PACO
SANDY
Im in!

11.6

Focus on Duke, who did not


speak. All the other hounds
are looking at him. He looks
sour, but resigned.

DUKE
This is really gonna foul up my
schedule.

Page 12

Panel
12.1

12.2

Interlude

Description

Dialog

Overview shot. Duke and Mai


Daisi are entering a palatial
bachelors pad, filled with
art and books. We can see an
indoor lap pool.

Caption: Duke and the package he


should have never opened needed a
rest. Or did they?

Mai and Duke are standing


close together.

MAI DAISI
Thanks, but maybe I could come out
here and take swim?

DUKE
Theres a bath and towels in the
guest room.

DUKE
Your choice, sister.

12.3

Duke is in the pool. He looks


sparkly and glistening. His
bandage is much smaller.
He is holding out one paw
toward Mai Daisi. Mai Daisi
is standing on the steps, a
special glow around her. A
towel is discarded near her.
Two drinks are poolside. All
very romantic and elegant.

MAI DAISI
Whats your name, mister?

12.4

Focusing on Mai Daiss paw


near the drink.

MAI DAISI
(Off panel bubble)
Ha-ha! No wonder you dont tell
anybody!

12.5

The drinks alone. (SFX:


Smooch!)

Page 13

Panel

Rude Awakening

Description

Dialog

13.1

A sunny, bright room with a


massive bed. Duke is sprawled
in a manly fashion on one
side, and Mai Daisi is curled
up prettily on the other.
(SFX: Ratta-tat-tat-tat!)

Caption: It never fails: you dont


get to sleep in after a long day.

13.2

The same scene, only Duke


has sprung out of bed and
is turning toward the door,
off panel. Mai Daisi is bolt
upright in bed. The big window
is shattering in a million
pieces.

DUKE
Come on, sister! Its time to
move!
MAI DAISI
Is your life always like this?
DUKE
Only when I break the rule!

13.3

The two escape by a door into


a circular drive in the back
of the house. We see their
backs. Bullets are whizzing
around them. (SFX: Plink!
plink!)

13.4

The BMW has slashed tires


to add to its broken back
window. Mai stares while Duke
opens the driver door and
leans in. He is getting the
goggles.

MAI DAISI
Now what do we do?

13.5

Duke and Mai Daisi are now


standing in a garage, a
pedestrian door closing behind
them. An exact copy of the BMW
is there, only white.

DUKE
Get in!

13.6

A view of the BMW pulling out


of the garage at high speed,
up on two wheels.

DUKE
(From inside the car)
Always have a backup.

Page 14

Panel
14.1

14.2

14.3

The Plan

Description

Dialog

Inside the BMW. Mai is in the


front seat. Duke is hanging
the goggles over the rearview
mirror.

MAI DAISI
You risked our lives for those?

A view of the BMW crossing the


Intracoastal Waterway, heading
inland. The day is clear and
sunny. Duke and Mai Daisi look
like a sporty couple out for
a drive. Both have sunglasses
and Mai Daisi is wearing a
flirty chiffon scarf.

MAI DAISI
You think we lost them?

The car hauler is parked on


a dusty side road. Paco,
Sweet Potato and Sandy, Mai
Daisi and Duke are standing
together.

DUKE
So, whats the plan? Or are
we just going to get ourselves
killed?

DUKE
They belonged to Bud the Bulldog,
first to cross the States in an
automobile. Theyre the only thing
I have that I would regret losing.

DUKE
Right up until we drive into the
Gator Show and Puppy Park!

SWEET POTATO
Well sneak in, grab the puppies,
and get out. Simple!

14.4

Focus on Paco. Hes holding up


a bag.

PACO
Ive got disguises!

14.5

Close up on Duke, whos


expression is hidden.

DUKE
We need a distraction.

14.6

Close up on Mai. Her eyes are


narrowed.

MAI DAISI
We need to close them
down--permanently.

14.7

Close up on Sandy. Shes


grinning.

SANDY
You leave that to me!

Page 15

Panel

Dressed to Thrill

Description

Dialog

15.1

Big Bobs Gator Show and Puppy


Park. We can see crowds and a
circus tent.

15.2

Behind the tent, Paco is


dressed as a clown, with a
tambourine. Sweet Potato has
on a large pink ruff and looks
angry. Mai Daisi is wearing
a pretty feather mask. Duke
is dressed as a ringmaster,
wearing a crisp white shirt,
black bow tie and black coat
(this is to echo the movie).
He is holding a top hat.

15.3

Focus on Duke. We can see


that he has a set of sparkly
cuff-links on, one of which he
is holding up for display.

DUKE
Youve got to be kidding, Paco!

15.4

Focus on Paco. He has sad-face


clown paint.

PACO
We do a little song and dance,
slip out to the puppy pens, then
were outta here.

15.5

Our heroes slip into the tent.


We can see an empty ring.

Caption: Big Bobs Gator Show and


Puppy Park was full of tourists,
taking a cheap day off from the
downtown attractions. They were
ripe for the plucking--and buying
puppies cheap.

Page 17

Panel

Paco goes out first. He dances awkwardly and plays his


tambourine. We see the feet of the front row of the crowd.
(Maybe see Duke walking out.)
Description

17.1

17.2

Dialog
CROWD
(Fondly)
Awwwww!

Sweet Potato comes out next,


like a deer in the headlights
in a large, pink, ruff. Paco
is anxiously whispering to
her. (Maybe see Duke climbing
onto the ringmasters dais.)

CROWD
(Laughing)
Ha-hah-ha!

Sweet Potato raises her head


and makes an unearthly howl.
Duke is behind her on the
ringmasters dais, facing the
crowd.

SWEET POTATO
(scary bubble)
Oww--ooooooooo-oooo!

17.4

Mai Daisi swings out on a


trapeze. Duke is now facing
away, toward an opening in the
tent.

CROWD
(Thrilled)
Ahhhhh!

17.5

We can see a little more of


the opening. There is a fence
with a sign that starts, "Big
Bob, the Great" The rest of
the sign is not visible from
this angle.

PACO
(whisper bubble)
Hey, stay focused! What are you
looking at?

17.6

Now we see from Dukes point


of view. The complete sign
reads, "Big Bob, The Greater
Gator, and his Many Friends,"
and we can see that a part of
the fence has fallen, gators
are escaping, and people are
starting to run.

17.3

PACO
(whisper bubble)
Sweets! Come on!

CROWD
(Amazed)
Ooooooo!

Page 18

Panel
18.1

Save the Puppies!

Description
Now the rest see whats
happening. Paco and Sweet
Potato have expressions of
horror. Duke and Mai Daisi are
starting toward the opening in
the tent.

Dialog
Caption: Bob, the Greater Gator,
was hungry, even more so than
usual. Where was that delicious
smell coming from?
DUKE
Weve got a problem.
MAI DAISI
Follow me--I know where the puppy
pens are.

18.2

Mai Daisi and Duke run for


the opening, letting the top
hat and mask fall behind them.
Paco and Sweet Potato also
take off costumes.

PACO
How many gators are we talking,
here?
SWEET POTATO
How many gators would it take?

18.3

Paco and Sweet Potato catch


up. Behind our heroes,
people are running in every
direction, but mostly stage
left, chased by a variety of
gators. Disappearing stage
right (toward the puppies)
is the giant tail of Bob
the Greater Gator. A sign in
the distance says, "All the
Puppies You Can..." The rest
of the sign is cut off.

18.4

Duke is directing.

DUKE
Mai, you find the puppies. Paco,
bring the BMW. Sweet Potato,
youre on look out.

18.5

Paco takes off.

PACO
Its Taco to the rescue!

18.6

Focus on Mai Daisi.

MAI DAISI
What are you going to do, Duke?

Page 18

Panel
18.7

Save the Puppies!

Description
Dukes face and Bobs receding
tail are both in view. Bob is
headed for the puppy pens.

Dialog
DUKE
Buy you some time.

Page 19

Panel

Places, Everyone

Description

19.1

Shot of the park from above.


People are almost gone, gators
are slipping into the woods,
and the bad guys are cleaning
out the offices of guns, cash,
and furniture. We can see
the puppy pens and the form
of Bob, but we dont see our
heros.(Artists note) This is
a montage showing everyones
locations.

19.2

Paco is driving the BMW, but


is having difficulty seeing
over the dash.

19.3

Sweet Potato is climbing


up onto some rickety boxes
overlooking the puppy pens.

19.4

Mai Daisi is at the door of


the puppy pens.

19.5

Sandy, driving the race


car, is in flight over a
particularly bad road, going
very fast.

19.6

Duke is staring intently at


Bob. We see Duke from the
side. He is still wearing his
white shirt and black coat.
Cuff links sparkle as he pulls
on one cuff.

Dialog

MAI DAISI
Im here, babies! Dont worry!

Page 20

Panel

Its All in the Prep

Description

Dialog

20.1

Duke and Bob, the Greater


Gator, stand face to face in
the field between Bobs broken
pen and the pack of innocent
puppies. Bob is lying on his
belly.

Caption: Duke faces off against


the dogs ancient foe, the gator.
And not just any gator. Bob,
pulled out of Lake Jessup as a
hatchling, had grown to a length
of 15 feet and over 900 lbs on a
monotonous diet of frozen chicken.
Bob was quite a plate of gator
bites, and he was hungry for a
gustatory adventure.

20.2

A scene of the puppies. Mai


Daisi is in front, protecting
the puppies, in dramatic
fashion, while Sweet Potato
rounds up a straggler.

MAI DAISI
Watch out for his tail, Duke!

20.3

Duke is looking directly at


the reader and has his paws
at his lapel to taking off
his coat. This should look
as much like the scene in the
Transporter as possible.

20.4

Bob stands up.

20.5

The coat is off, folded to


one side. Duke is unbuttoning
his shirt. Bob has laid down
again.

20.6

Duke is finally ready, shirt


folded, cuff-links on top,
paws at the ready. Bob is
standing again.

SWEET POTATO
Cmon, little ones!

DUKE
Lets go!

Page 21

Duking it Out

Panel

Description

21.1

Duke is jumping over Bobs


tail, which has swung around
to trip him. (SFX: Swish!)

21.2

Bob is handily evading Dukes


kick by throwing his head up.
(SFX: Grunt!)

21.3

Duke is on Bobs back,


trying to get a lock hold on
his jaws. A little dust is
starting to rise.

21.4

Bob now has a grip on Dukes


throat skin, but Duke isnt
down. The cloud of dust is
growing around their feet.
Mai Daisi and Sweet Potato are
herding the puppies away, but
looking back. (SFX: Snap!)

21.5

Duke has his paws on Bobs


jaws and is prying them open.
The cloud of dust is starting
to obscure them.

21.6

We can barely see whats


happening through a cloud of
dust. We can see two tails and
some elbows. We cannot see the
white shirt and coat.

Dialog

MAI DAISI
Oh, no! Duke!

SWEET POTATO
(off panel bubble)
Dont look, little ones! Dont
look!

Page 22

Panel

Why the Gator Hates the Dog

Description

Dialog

22.1

The dust is settling. Rising


out of the dust is a gator
origami statue. Bob is trussed
up tight, with his jaws wound
around with a bow tie, his
arms tied up with the white
shirt like a straitjacket,
and his tail pinned to the
ground with the coat. We can
see something shiny pinning it
down.

22.2

Duke, bleeding and dusty, is


turning to walk away. Mai
Daisi is running up to him.

MAI DAISI
Howd you do it, Duke?

22.3

Close up on Duke.

DUKE
Those were some wicked cufflinks.

Page 23

Panel

Reversal of Fortune

Description

Dialog

23.1

We can see the puppies, Sweet


Potato, Mai Daisi and Duke,
walking toward Paco and the
BMW past the office, where we
have previously seen the bad
guys taking money and guns.
Mai Daisi is closest to the
building. This is a big, happy
shot. We can also see a big
berm between the parking lot
and the park.

Caption: It was over. The puppies


were safe, Bob was safely trussed,
and the bad guys....

23.2

Close up on Mai Daisi, who


is looking down at the muzzle
of a shotgun pointing at her
chest.

SWEET POTATO
(off panel)
Whats the matter, Mai?

23.3

We can now see the whole


barrel of the gun. Mai Daisi
is looking angry and stubborn.

PUPPY
Hes got a bang-bang!
MAI DAISI
You cant have the puppies!

23.4

Paco is getting out of the


car with his paws in the air.
Heads are starting to turn
toward the parking lot behind
him, where siren noises are
coming from.

POLICE CAR
(Group bubble)
Waaaail! Wheeeeee! Wailllll!

23.5

Sweet Potato has a hopeful


expression.

SWEET POTATO
Could it be...?

Page 24

Panel

Jump, Drive and Wail

Description

Dialog

24.1

A wide panel showing Sandy,


driving the orange car, using
over the berm. Bubbles of
wailing police sirens are
following, unseen. The gun is
still visible. (SFX: Doo-dah
doot doot doo-dah doo-dah doot
doot doo-doo!)

24.2

The orange car flies overhead.


The gun is on the ground,
Mai is rushing to Duke, Sweet
Potato and the puppies are
running out of the way, Paco
is diving back into the BMW.
In the center of it, Duke is
unperturbed.

SANDY
(from the car)
Yee-hah!

24.3

A police car is just coming


through the gate. Mai had
reached Duke.

POLICE CAR
Whoop-whoop.

24.4

A view from above. A furniture


moving van in the back of the
office has people with their
hands up, with the police in
front of them. Sandys car is
pulling around the back side
of the tent, out of view of
the police. Paco and Sweet
Potato are herding puppies.

24.5

Duke is holding Mai Daisi. .

MAI DAISI
You lead an exciting life, mister!
DUKE
Only when I break the rule,
sister!

24.6

Close up on Paco. There is a


long-haired dachshund puppy
standing on his head, like a
hat.

PACO
Lets get these taquitos out of
here!

Page 25

Panel

BMW Babies

Description

25.1

Big panel with Duke and Mai


in the BMW and a puppies all
over the dash (like beanie
babies) and sticking their
heads out of the windows.
The long-haired dachshund is
visible standing on the seat
back.

25.2

Ahead of them on the road is


the orange car and we can see
Sandy at the wheel.

25.3

Behind them on the road is the


car hauler, with Paco visible
in the drivers seat.

Dialog

Caption: The End...


Caption: ...until the next
Transport!