The Kooky Adventures of My Friend Kookabuk
Danimation is working to help develop The Kooky Adventures of My Friend Kookabuk by Kevin Howard, a wonderful collection of social stories created as a guide to help you and your special child approach new experiences and challenges in a positive and enriching way.
Successfully navigating through a world filled with uncertainties is difficult for all children. The struggle is often magnified for children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A social story is a fun and powerful tool in helping to address specific challenges that your child may encounter. Our social stories are thoughtfully designed to encourage the participation of all those who love and support your child.
The books introduce you to Emily, a neurotypical child (child without a developmental disability). She becomes Kookabuk’s first friend and narrates all of Kookabuk’s “kooky” adventures. She reflects upon Kookabuk’s unique way of interacting with the world. Throughout the series, Emily develops an incredible friendship with Kookabuk. Acting upon the simple virtues of kindness, patience, and acceptance, she proves that in spite of his differences, a deeply rewarding relationship can be achieved.
The Indiana Cheese Muncher
Created and Animated by Zoe Ramos, Dani Bowman’s Spec Saturday Animation Workshop student.
One quiet night, a penniless, hungry suspect and his mice minions sneaks quietly into the cheese store while a police officer is on patrol. Will the police officer catch him before the cheese muncher steals all the cheese?
This will be the first animated short created by a student from Spectrum Laboratory’s Spec Saturday Animation Workshop under the DaniMation Entertainment Label. Premiering at the San Diego International Children’s Film Festival at Comic-Con International, July 21st 2019.
Boys Don’t Wear Dresses
In Collaboration with Spectrum Laboratory.
Script and Story by Steven Felder and Jason Weissbrod
Alon, a young gay man on the autism spectrum who deeply wants to be accepted into the world. He struggles with the need for coming out of his shell but is too scared of other people judging him, especially his peers. This journey follows Alon during one of the most important days in his life. He will explore the possibilities of overcoming his doubts, insecurities, and anxiety through a new friend and his first crush.
This short film will combine live action and animation. Coming soon to film festivals, Spring 2020.