THE ANIMALESQUE HISTORY OF INDEPENDENCE
COMEDY HISTORY ANIMATION SERIES
Format: 13x26' Animation Series
Target: Young Adults/Adults
Status: Development (10% Financed)
Created and written by: Gustavo Magnani
Launch Year: TBA
Looking for: Broadcasters, Financing and new Co-producers
Rights Available: All available, Worldwide (all languages)
Languages: Portuguese (Brazil)
Production: Magnani Filmes and Druzina Content
Highlights: In 2018 this project won governmental funding for its development in Brazil FSA/BRDE/ANCINE, which guaranteed 10% financing of the work.
Brazil, an acid narrator and a big-mouth, tired of listening to the handled versions of his origins, decides to tell the true story about how, by fire and sword, he tried several times to conquer his independence and failed. Until he managed it, without so much effort.
For this, the character Brazil revisits five events of great historical weight, all connected to each other. As narrator, his first imposition (because, according to him, there is no democracy in this work) is that he will comment what he wants, anytime he wants, anyway he wants. The second requirement is that he will transform all the characters into animals, since he doesn't have much sympathy for humans. The third and last imposition is that he will try to be as faithful as possible to what actually happened, but does not take responsibility for maculating the already tainted biography of traitors. Brazil is not intended to be exempt or impartial. On the contrary, he will distill all his skewed vision of the characters who marked his history and culminated in the independence in 1822.
Therefore, the plot is set in Brazil inhabited by talking animals, in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, emphasizing the fantastic and almost surreal atmosphere of a world where animals live as human beings and fight for independence, Enlightenment ideas and less taxes.