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Unit 5: Animation Online Greenlight Review: 1

Gabriel Burokas 20.03.12

The Cantankerous Bow Tie


Premise The annoying bow tie that just cant seem to get it right. Logline A wife and husband are getting ready to go out on a dinner date. The wife shouts to her husband from the other room that he needs to hurry up if they want to be late for their reservation. The husband replies that hes trying but he cant seem to find his bow tie. The man notices that the lid of the bow tie box moves a little, he notices that the bow tie is hiding behind the box. When the bow tie peeks around the corner of the box he notices that hes been found so he scampers away but the man quickly lands his hand on him and catches him. The man then has the bow tie around his neck ready to be tied, as he reaches up the bow tie suddenly slaps his hands away and starts tying itself. The bow tie ends up in a completely wrong shape than how it should look, the man reaches up to fix the bow tie but it refuses to be tied and slaps his hands away once more. The bow tie ends up going through several more transformations which are all wrong and make the man angrier with each one so finally he grabs the bow tie and straightens it properly. The bow tie remains perfectly tied for a few moments and then just droops down causing the man to become enraged. The bow tie is then seen in a store window display being sold as a second hand item, perfectly tied at first but then slops down to one side. Step Outline INT. BEDROOM. EVENING - Man turns towards his bedroom table. - The bow tie hiding behind its storage box peeks around the corner of it.

- It then turns and starts running away from the man. - The mans hand slams down on the bow tie trapping it. - The man reaches up to his neck to tie the bow tie. - The bow tie slaps his hands away and ties itself into a weird shape. - The man reaches up once more only to get his hands slapped away again. - The bow tie goes through several more quick transformations, all of which are wrong. - The man quickly grabs the bow tie and pulls it straight. - The bow tie stays still and then drops its position. EXT. STORE WINDOW DISPLAY. DAY - The bow tie sits in its storage box perfectly tied. - After a little while it loosens up again becoming untied.

The Cantankerous Bow Tie Script by Gabriel Burokas

INT. BEDROOM. EVENING A husband and wife are getting ready to go out for a dinner date. The wife calls out from another room, Hurry up or well miss our reservation at the restaurant! The husband replies back, Im trying but I cant find my bow tie anywhere. The lid to the empty bow tie box moves and catches the attention of the man. He notices that the bow tie is hiding behind it. The bow tie slowly reaches around the corner of the box, realising that its been noticed it dashes in the opposite direction of the man. The man slams his hand down on the bow tie capturing it. After the man has put the bow tie around his up to tie it, he gets his hands slapped away The bow tie then proceeds to tie itself in a does it completely wrong and ends up looking a normal tie. collar he reaches by the bow tie. crazy manner but more or less like

The man reaches up to fix the bow tie but he gets his hands slapped away again by the bow tie. In a flurry of motion the bow tie quickly ties itself into another shape thats wrong and then again and even one more time. The man gets angry and suddenly grabs the bow tie by its arms and straightens it out. He puts his hands down and the bow tie stays put for a few moments, after a little dramatic pause it just ends untying, enraging the man. EXT. STORE WINDOW DISPLAY. DAY An assortment of items on display come into view which are all being sold. Then the familiar bow tie that belonged to the man is sitting in its storage box with a price tag next to it. The bow tie is perfectly tied for display but then it gets into its character and loosens up into an odd shape. FADE OUT

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