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Chris Romero (thesis advisor)
Louisa Campbell (thesis advisor)
James Fischer (thesis advisor)




Banana King tells the comical tale of the conflict between a monkey father and his son, Max. Max's desire to be a graffiti artist and his father's inability to accept or understand Max's passion create a perpetual tension in their daily lives at the family banana shop. Though their relationship generates much anger and friction, exaggerated facial expressions paired with quirky animation set an entertaining and whimsical tone. Banana King targets adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 and uses 3D animation to bring to life the funky monkey world with a soundtrack of chimpanzee whoops and screams to communicate the simple story line and conflict. The story allows anyone who has had a strict parent to take a humorous perspective on an otherwise difficult relationship.



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