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  • British-Columbia
  • 5 mins. 0 secs.
  • The Affolter Bros.
  • Animation

In a low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-intolerant world, a group of out-of-work breakfast cereal mascots form a support group to lament the golden ages of yesteryear and figure out how to swallow the bitter taste of reality.



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In a world fed-up with sugar, carbs, and gluten, out-of-work breakfast cereal mascots face the bitter taste of reality.

Synopsis

In a low-carb, sugar-free, gluten-intolerant world, a group of washed-up, out-of-work breakfast cereal mascots form a weekly support group. Together they lament the golden ages of yesteryear and attempt to figure out how to swallow the bitter taste of today’s reality. But when Captain Kale, an ex-colleague turned sell-out, shows up to the diner where they host their meetings, they’re forced to re-examine their definition of what it means to be a success.


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Created By

The Affolter Bros
The Affolter Bros
British-Columbia

Digital Short
Comedy
Adults
5 minutes
$10,000

Team

With training in both live-action and animation, this team of brothers has produced a number of award-winning stop-motion animated videos. We guarantee that “Soggy Flakes” will be the greatest stop-motion short in history. *Guarantee not guaranteed*

The Affolter Bros

The Affolter Bros
British-Columbia

Project Lead, Director, Editor, Writer, Producer, Animation Lead, Animator

Character Breakdowns

Leon the LIger

Leon the LIger

In his hey-day, Leon the Liger was the definition of enthusiasm and gusto. Armed with a booming-voice, bulging muscles and a catch phrase (“They’re terrrrrific!”), Leon was a role model to kids and other mascots alike. Though hopelessly optimistic, years of sugar-coated carbs have left Leon overweight, diabetic, and more than a little confused about his place in the world.

Dr. Bird Berry

Dr. Bird Berry

When Dr. Bird Berry was a mascot, she became type-cast as a cuckoo, bird-brained squawker with nothing to offer but a goofy look and a beak for breakfast. In reality, she’s a well-read intellectual with a PhD and a snobby attitude. When she follows her nose, it’s usually turned up at society. But when she gets recognized on the streets, people still expect the idiotic dodo she played on TV, making the most note-worthy thing she’s ever done the bane of her existence.

Patty O'Furniture

Patty O'Furniture

A down on his luck leprechaun, Patty O was forced to change his name to Patty O’Furniture when the only mascot work he could find was for a low-paying outdoor furniture company. Constantly depressed, he’s slid all the way down the slippery slope of milk dependence, becoming a full-blown milkaholic. At the end of his rainbow, there’s nothing but a pot o’ empty dreams.

Ms. Swheatie

Ms. Swheatie

As a mascot, Ms. Swheatie was the essence of honey golden sweetness. But when the world changed, so did she. She became angry, bitter, and disillusioned, and now she’s not afraid to metaphorically wield the knife she feels was stabbed into her back.

The Sugar Baroness

The Sugar Baroness

This transgendered Transylvanian was once a loud and flamboyant male Vampire who felt trapped in the identity the cereal industry had forced upon him. With the collapse of the biz came the opportunity to re-brand, so to speak, into the person she always felt she was inside. The Sugar Baron became the Baroness, who, unlike her cereal-self, is polite, mild-mannered and introverted.

Captain Kale

Captain Kale

The only one who managed to retain his popularity, Captain Kale was once a proud ship captain who sold-out to become an over-the-top superhero when transitioning from being the spokesperson of Sugar Ships to the face of Kale Flakes. However, the ever-shifting horizon of the cereal landscape has unwillingly thrust Captain Kale into the unchartered world of agents, social media feeds, and paparazzi, a land where he feels lost and alone.

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