Superpretzel-Agent Saltsworthy

Job #2893

Job Posting Details

Job # 2893 Superpretzel-Agent Saltsworthy

Posted Date
Feb 5, 2007 @ 20:03
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.


AGENT SALTSWORTHY:

Character: Turns out Mustard Mike was Agent Saltsworthy—Dirk and Nigel’s supposedly dead father—all along.

Voice: Fatherly. Somewhere between Sean Connery and Michael Caine.


MUSTARD MIKE: Takes off his mask to reveal that he is Agent Saltsworthy:

‘Ello boys.

DIRK: Dad?

NIGEL: Is that you?

AGENT SALTSWORTHY: Course it is. This is a commercial. It’s got to have a happy ending doesn’t it?

BAVARIAN: But I crushed you.

AGENT SALTSWORTHY: That was my robot double.

CINNAMON: This is so weird.

DIRK: Well he is a spy, you know. He’s got all that spy stuff.

NIGEL: You never called. You never wrote. Where were you?

DIRK: And where’s Mustard Mike?

AGENT SALTSWORTHY: He retired to Florida. So to keep this cheesing fool from trying to crush me again, I’ve pretended to be Mike ever since. I watched out for you two. Made sure you always had peanut butter to stick together with.

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