Superpretzel-Mustard Mike

Job #2891

Job Posting Details

Job # 2891 Superpretzel-Mustard Mike

Posted Date
Feb 5, 2007 @ 19:59
Respond By
Feb 6, 2007
Word Count
0
Budget
$250
Language
English
Gender
Male
Age Range
-
Category
Cartoons

Job Description

This project was posted last week. Our client would like to hear more reads on all the characters posted again. All are welcome to re-submit, but we would prefer new reads and multiple takes would be appreciated.

About Us:

Blissium Motion Graphics is a full service motion design studio. We offer a wide variety of services, and we have the capability to meet and project needs, creatively and technologically.

We have 26 web videos that we are producing. Sample lines and character descriptions have been included here but the full script is in pdf. We are working on a tight deadline so we need audition reads as soon as possible. One person can read more than one character if they are capable. This project is for web-only, non-broadcast.

A NOTE ON THE VOICES: Some are almost normal speaking voices. Some are over the top, but mostly, the voices are just quirky enough to be engaging and funny. The voices never get in the way of the character or the script. Lastly, if you didn’t see the cartoon, if you could only hear the voices, you would still be able to follow the story. Because the voices are the characters. The very sound of the voice should make us laugh.

The campaign as a whole is designed to look like a very low-budget affair. The pretzels are real, not animated. They move a little stiffly. We’ve found that this sort of authenticity resonates very well with our target audience of 13-17 year olds (mostly male). Giving them the expected ceases to entertain and engage them. On the contrary, to do the expected, even with voice characterizations, is to sell to them.

That said, the characters should be broad and a little over the top to start with. Use pop culture as a guide and go from there.

MUSTARD MIKE:

Character: Mustard Mike is the ringside announcer. He used to be a SuperPretzeler back in the old days.

Voice: Somewhere between Michael Buffer and Brent Musburger. Should be hyping things when necessary, at other times he casts a world-weary eye on things.

WEB VIDEO VI: Bout between Big Pizza and the DoubleDecker Brothers. Open on the product shot. Bring up Super:

SUPER: SuperPretzel 2007
Big Pizza vs the DoubleDecker Brothers

MUSTARD MIKE: The Announcer over the Super and product shot:

And now, let’s get TWISSSSSTEEEEEEED!

Cut to the Pretzeling ring. The Brothers in one corner, Big Pizza in another. Cut to the announcer’s table where we see Mustard Mike, the announcer, sitting next to the Bavarian. Bring up Super:

SUPER: Mustard Mike Bavarian

MUSTARD MIKE: How do you see this match going?

THE BAVARIAN: Badly.

MUSTARD MIKE: Badly?

Cut to the bout between the Brothers and Big Pizza.

BIG PIZZA: Sauce plus cheese equals pain.

DIRK: Roight.

NIGEL: Let’s beat ‘im senseless.

THE BAVARIAN: Just look at zees kids. Sauce. Cheese. Peanut butter. Disgusting.

MUSTARD MIKE: But the DoubleDecker Brothers . . .

THE BAVARIAN: . . . Are too much like zeir father. Impulsive.

DIRK: The Brothers have gained an advantage:

Wot if I subtract some cheese.

BIG PIZZA: Screams in pain.

NIGEL: Wot if I subtract some cheese?

BIG PIZZA: Screams in pain.

MUSTARD MIKE: Their father, of course, the late Agent Saltsworthy. A great SuperPretzler. The two of you never liked each other.

MUSTARD MIKE: The two of you never liked each other.

THE BAVARIAN: No.

MUSTARD MIKE: He was on a secret mission when he was crushed by a mysterious East German pretzel he was tracking. The DoubleDecker Brothers were forced to raise themselves.

THE BAVARIAN: Boo hoo, Mike. Boo hoo.

The Brothers pin Big Pizza.

DIRK: See, mate? Always. Stick. Together.

NIGEL: Now look at you. Sauce and cheese all over the place.

DIRK: Appalling.

THE BAVARIAN: Vell, he’s right about that.

MUSTARD MIKE: The winnerrrrrrr, DOUBLEDECKER!

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