Central Park Tale is gonna be a animated film based on the 1957 West Side Story featuring Squirrel’s and Central Park as the backdrop. The project has Animation Director of “Happy Feet” and the Choreographer of “Step Up” 1-4 tapped to be involved in the project. The projects still needs your help via KickStarter for the the Teaser Trailer & proof of concept to get the project greenlight.
The Story Below
In 2006 Peter Cooper Village, the last bastion of middle-income housing in NYC, was sold by Met Life for a whopping $5.4 billion–one of the largest real estate transactions in the history of the U.S. Not only were innocent families displaced, but in our story a small community of Black squirrels (who in reality do inhabit Peter Cooper Village) suddenly find themselves homeless. With winter approaching and their food supply decimated, the Black squirrels must find new digs, and fast! They migrate to Central Park, only to discover hostile natives, Grey squirrels, who jealously defend their turf. Mistrust and fear quickly escalate into a parkland feud—which plays out in the classic hip hop battle arena of song and dance.