We have completed our sizzle reel and created posters using the actual characters from each episode. Collaborator Studios, with Jacob and Arnold Pander (The Pander Brothers), did an absolute, amazing job with the reel along with Temple Gate Film’s composer, Rick Balentine, who created the powerful and emotional music score. To view the sizzle reel, please click the YouTube video on the sidebar of this website!
The third poster for Moon Drake Season 1 highlights the European Continent with episodes for Bulgaria and Ireland.
Episode 3, Zhivka & Mitko, by the amazing Martin Nuza, tells the story of a young Bulgarian girl and her sidekick, Mitko the duck, as they stand up to a corruptive businessman who only cares about money… and causing soil and water contamination on their land. This is Zhivka’s quest, as an Earth Hero, to make things right.
Episode 8, by Irishman Mark Rickerby, Eamon & the Last Forest. This episode addresses deforestation and follows Eamon’s mission, to save the forest, to save friendships, and to save the elders in his life from losing something great… memories and love. Mark creatively weaves into the tale mystical beings from Irish folklore to make this story magnificent!
Every day we get a little closer to our quest – to share Moon Drake with the world! We believe these stories, shared simply and with dynamic characters, will help children see how important it is to love our earth and to love each other. Even children can make a huge difference when they realize their purpose.
We will continue our continent posters through the weekend! Happy 4th of July!
Moon Drake Anime Series brings the power of diversity into the spotlight. It presents real experiences and lessons that will impact lives and stir hearts toward goodness and light. Like these four stories that show us how Indigenous cultural wisdom empowers the environmental, human and spiritual challenges we all face.
Eamon & the Last Forest – European Continent, Ireland – addressing deforestation and human conflicts.
Waya & Two Wolves – N. American Continent, Cherokee Nation – addressing spiritual conflicts and endangered wildlife.
Arundhati’s Voice – Asian Continent, India – addressing human rights conflicts.
Koen & the Wandjina – Australian Continent, Tasmania – addressing spiritual conflicts and growth.
Children will love and embrace the characters, the animals and the simple answers through discovery and self-interaction in the storylines. We are so grateful for all who are helping to bring this beautiful production to the children of the world.
By Mark Rickerby – As the Moon Drake global journey continues, we are thrilled to bring you another episode script for the series. Mark Rickerby has completed episode 1.8 – “Eamon & the Last Forest.”
This time the story takes us to the European Continent and the country of Ireland. It is the tale of a 11-year-old lad addressing the conflict of deforestation and a family feud… and there may also be an enchanted forest! So, the question is, what would an Irish story be without leprechauns?
Mark has created a powerful episode that will delight children. It is a relatable topic, and kids will learn about that part of the world and the Indigenous wisdom it holds for each of us…
This story unfolds fun, conflict, resolution and a strong passion for family love. I am so thankful for Mark and his creativity and writing talents. Indeed, he has created a powerful addition to the first Moon Drake season.
With only three more scripts to complete for the 12-episode season, we are very proud of our writers, and we look forward to the next exciting steps. Thank you, all, for your good wishes and encouragement! Indeed, we are REACHING FOR THE MOON!
Eamon, an 11-year-old boy, is frightened by a forest on his family’s land until his grandfather shows him, he doesn’t need to be afraid. One day, he explores the forest himself and meets Cadhla, the neighbor’s 10-year-old granddaughter from the other side of the woods. The kids learn that their grandfathers have feuded for decades over the forest they both planted as children. But when one grandfather must prevent the other from cutting down and selling the trees, the men are finally forced to speak to each other again for the sake of their respective grandchildren, who have become friends with each other and the forest creatures. When all seems lost, the creatures of ancient folklore come to the rescue and help the children save the trees.