A cyborg’s fight to save his jungle. High satire by Mike de Seve.
TARZON OF THE EEPS
by Mike de Seve
(via The Lennon-Ritchie Agency)
Planet Eep: home to the Eeps, a colony of stupid little battle robots who evolved to survive in their extraterrestrial jungle. TheEeps rebuilt Tarzon after finding his body, equipping him with self-regenerating biomechanics that grew as he grew. Just asTarzon reached his early cyborg adulthood, humans invaded Planet Eep. Carrying blob technology, the humans’ high-poweredblobcrafts fired blob-lasers all over the planet. To them, Planet Eeb is the perfect setting for a blob-themed amusement park.Tarzon and the Eeps look like primate-level tech compared to the humans’ blobcrafts, but they’ll tear anyone limb from limb todefend their jungle.
Everything changes when Captain Jane Proter arrives. Her family’s own centuries-old pre-colonial past gives her a possible linkto understanding a supposed ‘savage’ like Tarzon. Are the values she now defends as corrupted as she suspects? Tarzon’s simplesense of right, wrong and love for the jungle may be the only hope to save the Eeps and their civilization.
Mike de Seve is an Emmy-nominated animation writer and director working in feature films and television. He is founder of Baboon Animation, acollective of some of the most accomplished animation writers in the US, with 31 Emmys among them and clients including Disney, Netflix,Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Warner Brothers. At DreamWorks, Mike was a script consultant on six films, including Madagascar (on which hewas also a sequence director), Shrek 2 and Shrek 3, and he co-wrote the original story, with Mark Osborne, for Monsters VS Aliens. At Paramount,Mike was a director and writer on the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America. In Television, Mike has head-written for and/or directed suchiconic series as Angry Birds Toons, Sesame Street, Pocoyo and Saturday Night Live, and for numerous major clients such as Disney, WarnerBros., Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks He’s lately focused on applying his company’s skills and relationships toward progressivecauses – such as the launch of Baboon Animation Africa, integrating BIPOC talent into the industry, and addressing climate change with fun kids’content.