When a little mouse with a big imagination stumbles onto a mysterious passageway, a strange new world is revealed.
There are almost as many ways to tell a story as there are storytellers. Maybe more. But how do you tell the story of a mouse with a dream? Inspired by the innovative and iconic approaches of "Wilfred" and "What Does the Fox Say?", Munchie Mouse and the Land of Dreams uses irony as a weapon to slice through cliché and loose a flow of humour from the wounds. A 6 foot mouse who's scared of thunder. His stoner brother who spends his days in a bong-induced fog of indifference. The shrieking spa staff who come face to snout with a confused rodent who just wants to be friends. This is the world of Munchie Mouse. It's a world you'll never forget.
We've got some amazing talent on Team Munchie, but it's a little early to go public with some of the names. What I can tell you is that we're looking for a very special someone with the ability to turn people into mice, cats and birds... Let us know!
Munchie Mouse is two months old, but he's been fully grown for two weeks! He sees the wonder in everything, but imagines a world beyond The Alley where he lives with his BigBig Brother, his Sister and his Wise Old Grandfather. He loves short walks, new smells and peanut butter. Easily frightened but hard to discourage, Munchie dreams of a world where there is grass everywhere and something called 'stars' in the sky.
Princess Jillian lives in the Magical Land of J (J is for Jillian). It's said that she is kind to all creatures, even to little mice. That she never screams and looks right into your eyes like you were a person. She also has peanut butter.
Big Black Bird lives in a Great Forest by a meandering river, where grass is as green as anything and trees reach all the way to the sky. He sits up on the highest branch, night after night, and wonders if he'll ever find someone who loves peanut butter as much as him. If he ever meets someone like that, he knows he will have found a best friend for life.
Here is the only world Munchie has ever known. Garbage. Sirens. Giant dogs. Well, at least there's garbage. The conceit of 'Munchie Mouse and the Land of Dreams' is that where we see gross, Munchie sees cozy. Where we see normal, he sees terrifying. And where we see the mundane, Munchie sees the amazing. This alley is his universe, and his greatest comfort is huddling behind the dumpster with his Wise Old Grandfather, listening to stories of other worlds filled with grass and trees, worlds too fantastic even to imagine.
To you or me, it's a spa. But when Munchie stumbles from his alley of cement, dumpsters and sirens into this gleaming world of white walls, flowers and music, he can barely take it all in. And people! Not angry, scurrying people, but happy, contented people. Until they see him, that is...
When Munchie was especially scared, his Grandfather would tell him of a Great Forest by a meandering river with grass as green as anything and trees that reached all the way to the sky, woven through with a silence so beautiful you could hear forever. And way up over your head was a giant umbrella filled with stars. Well, Munchie had looked up from the great alley many times and had never seen even a single star, so he found it all a little hard to believe. But when he drifted off to sleep behind the dumpster, the Great Forest with it’s grass and trees and starry nights filled his dreams.