DAN HUGSBY'S FRIENDS, SUPERBLUE, AND THE FACTORY OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS

TITLE: DAN HUGSBY’S FRIENDS, SUPERBLUE, AND THE FACTORY OF CHILDHOOD DREAMS

FORMAT: FEATURE | FAMILY FANTASY

LOGLINE: A teenager sets out to rescue his kidnapped father, unaware of a supervillain's fiendish plot to draw out the superhero who comes to his aid.

COMPS: IRON MAN meets THE GOONIES

WHY THIS STORY NOW: This fun, feel good, Family Comedy Adventure contains equally strong female and male characters. It subtly accentuates the fact that peoples’ differences are in fact their strengths, and that working together gets results.

The screenplay delicately raises environmental awareness on several levels, all in accordance with the mantra that ‘There’s always a peaceful solution.’ Making this the perfect movie for today’s world.

SYNOPSIS

A news anchor reports that Hugsby Towers, home of the fantastic toys created by PROFESSOR HUGSBY, has been decimated by fire.
Reports claim the building will not be rebuilt and that the fire was not an accident.

Years later, the Professor's grandson DAN (14) attends school, where he and best friend EDDIE (school genius nerd) fend off teen Jocks and Bullies, especially ZACK.

CHERYL, the popular, cheerleader distracts Zack from carrying out his threats.

Dan doesn't think Eddie should do the Zack's homework anymore.

He tells Eddie that Zack's friends, are in fact a cowedly gang, and are as afraid of Zack as Eddie is.
Something should be done.

Dan is called to the PRINCIPAL’S office. It seems his father is missing, and his presence has been ‘requested’ in a certain location by a mysterious person.

The location is a deserted drive-in movie theatre, which plays a kind of a ransom note.

Dan's father, BEN, has apparently been kidnapped by long time villain ZORBORG!

Enter superhero SUPERBLUE and his trusty sidekick BASKERVILLE, the hound, in their ever transforming, to fit the occasion, transport the GREEN LIGHTNING CONVERTIBLE.

A plan is hatched to discover where Ben is being held and to rescue him from the villain's evil clutches.

But Superblue says they will start first thing in the morning.

Dan who is unsatisfied with this idea, later sneaks out, and meets with Eddie and their cheerleader friend Cheryl, who we discover is also a fearless genius.

The three friends set off to solve the mystery of Dan’s father’s disappearance.

They in turn are followed by ANGELA, the teacher responsible for Dan while his father is gone, POLICE COMMISSIONER PARKER, who also happens to be Cheryl's father, and a MYSTERIOUS FIGURE, who shadows the whole group.

The characters eventually link up and so…

THE JOURNEY TO SAVE BEN BEGINS

They meet unique and other-worldly characters along the way, including the satellite TEL STAR, FILNLEY the dolphin, and ELECTRA the effervescent entertaining eel. Each imparting some bit of wisdom that allows them to save Ben and discover why he was taken in the first place.

Superblue and Baskerville realize that Zorborg set all this in motion to execute an even dastardlier plan, that includes exposing Superblue to the world.

The three friends, Ben, Angela, Superblue, and Baskerville travel to Dan’s grandmother’s home. Professor Hugsby’s wife, LUCILLE, imparts the truth about a secret formular that could destroy the world in the wrong hands, and that the professor had hidden it ‘in plain sight’ for many years.

Superblue attends Hugsby Towers to face his nemesis, Zorborg, to find it’s a trap, however...

Lucille arrives to rescue her grandson, Dan, who having embarked on a solo mission, was now being pursued on the roof by Zorborg’s henchmen.

Lucille recognizes Zorborg as the greedy bully from Ben’s childhood and chastises him for his deeds.

Throughout this fun filled, comedy, adventure, Superblue and Baskerville help teenager Dan Hugsby and his friends locate his kidnapped father, capture the villainous Zorgorg, restore the wonderous Professor Hugsby’s Factory of Childhood Dreams, unmask the mysterious figure. Culminating in Zack being firmly put in his place, and the secret formula hidden again in a very special place.

All in accordance with the mantra that ‘There’s always a peaceful solution.’

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This Four Quadrant – Family Fantasy, Feature, I believe, sits well in Comedy - Animation, as well as a 'Live Action' - 'CGI' production.

Also, a children's TV SHOW could be an exciting 'spin-off.'

Recent coverage feedback concluded: This as a movie children will want to watch over and over again.

  • Dave Mac
    Writer
  • Project Type:
    Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Animation, Family, Adventure
  • Number of Pages:
    99
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • First-time Screenwriter:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Semi Finalist - Wiki Screenwriting Competition
    Wiki - Los Angeles
    March 23, 2023
    Semi Finalist
  • Simi Finalist - Page Turner Competition
    LA
    September 29, 2023
    Semi Finalist
Writer - Dave Mac