Mandy's Menagerie-Every Living Thing Has a Song to
Mandy's Menagerie is a broad-spectrum, multi-media children's property. At it's core are original songs sung in the voice of each character, uniquely expressing who they are. The target audience for Mandy's Menagerie is ages 3 to 8. The informing ideas behind the songs are empowering children with a positive self image, embracing diversity, respecting the environment and it's creatures, forming friendships and validating children's feelings by helping them to communicate them. The goal is to provide entertainment that parents and children can enjoy together and use as a stage for discussing values. Lost in Africa, Mandy and her dog, Woofer, form close bonds with a Menagerie of animals. A magic necklace, which allows Mandy to talk with the animals, opens her up to a whole new relationship with animals and their environment. The principal cast includes Mandy, an 8 year old girl from New York, her dog Woofer, Keenan, an African boy (and the only other human), Meeka the Lion, Sophie the Giraffe and Edgar the Elephant. Each character represents a human trait that is recognizable in all of us. The dynamic between these characters' personality types is what drives their stories. Each of the animals is an orphan and Mandy, Woofer and Keenan become the nucleus of their found family. In addition to the six core characters, the Menagerie continues to grow as they make new friends.