After a scientist turns a lab rat into a human-rat hybrid superhero, the duo must fight crime, battle evil doers, and eat cheese in the utopian city of Grandopolis.
Script Type: Television
Genre: Animation / Action/Adventure
Length: 28 pages
Est. Budget: Low Budget ($100K - $250K)
The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Astonishing Story Of The Extraordinary Man-Rat
Do you remember how much fun the Saturday morning superhero cartoons were in the 80's? Shows like The Fantastic Four, Shazam, The Amazing Spider-Man, and of course Super Friends. Don't forget about Super Friends! Sure, they felt low budget and the stories were often ridiculous or cheesy or both, but the audacious stories and rough production value is part of what made them so much fun. If Stranger Things is an homage to the great kid's adventure films of the 80's, then The Extraordinary Man-Rat is an homage to those fabulous Saturday morning superhero cartoons from the same era.
After a scientist turns a lab rat into a human-rat hybrid superhero, the duo must fight crime, battle evil doers, and eat cheese in the utopian city of Grandopolis. Oh, and did I mention that Man-Rat is always on the lookout for interesting types of cheese?
The core demographic for this show is boys and girls who are ages 6-13. The original and diverse characters, the action packed plots, and the wise-cracking humor should appeal to both girls and boys alike. In addition, because of the throwback nature of the premise and the multilayered jokes, the show will be fun for the parents to watch, too, adding an additional potential audience.
As with all superhero shows, there is an almost unlimited potential for merchandising. The colorful characters like Man-Rat could be plastered onto tee shirts, turned into action dolls, and brought to life in video games.