Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Animaniacs Pitch Bible
This is the complete Pitch Bible for Steven Spielberg's Animaniacs that ran on Fox Kids and then The WB for five seasons starting in 1993.
(I scooped the link from www.latitude-comic.com - in all fairness, I have to credit my sources. Check 'em out. It's a good site.)
Okay. So how does this bible differ from what you or I are doing?
Well, cost aside - let's assume that since its Warner Bros and Steven Spielberg - that this bible cost in excess of $100,000 to produce and that it used the creative talents of a battalion of writers -- nothing.
It tells the who, what, when, where, why and how of the show. At 37 pages - THIRTY SEVEN PAGES??? - it goes into a lot more detail than you'd usually see (or want) in a pitch bible. (I suspect that its really the Writers Bible/Guide - there's no art and far too much detail for a pitch.) My suspicion is that all Steven Spielberg has to do is enter the room, smile and the show is sold. Anyhow, it's interesting and well worth a look.