Here are video versions of the Moosical now on YouTube. To play them full screen, click the graphic in the lower right corner of each thumbnail below.
A version consisting of all seventeen episodes in one continuous movie HERE
Animation by Mario Tosto using artwork by Steven Thomas of Smash-Digital in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Chapter 1: The Moose that Brought the News
The beginning of the story. On a small island in the middle of a deep blue sea, a pack of pup scouts is gathered around a fire. The Old Moose suddenly appears and introoooduces himself and his connection with Thomas Jefferson. YouTube link
Chapter 2: The Vox Pupuli
The Wise Old Dogs inject a note of caution about the quest for the New Moose.
Chapter 3: Rooski Mafiooski
Undeterred by the warnings of the Wise Old Dogs, the pups set out to search for the New Moose. First stop: Malware Island, where they meet some nefarious characters. DANGER!
Chapter 4: Devices, Devices
Some cats complain about the proliferation of electronic gadgets — that they use constantly.
Chapter 5: Extremely Friendly Frieda
Sung by Frieda, an open-source penguin who is “extremely friendly” to all. Song: “Everyone is Beautiful”
Chapter 6: Freddy’s in love
Freddy, the early adopter pup, has virtually fallen in love with Extremely Friendly Frieda, the most remarkable creature he has never seen. His joy knows no bounds.
Chapter 7: LOLcatz Lament
The Old Moose gets everyone back on track to search for the New Moose. They arrive on LOLcat island and soon see a protest in progress. Song: “LOLcatz Unite!” Artwork by Steve Thomas, smash-digital.com
Chapter 8: The Commons
The explorers come to Wiki Island, where the inhabitants practice a strange form of commerce. Song: “The Commons” Artwork by Steve Thomas, smash-digital.com
Chapter 9: The Protection Quartet
Realizing that sheep won’t convince the Old Dogs about the value of the Internet, Freddy enlists Frieda and her friends to help with the search for the New Moose. Four commercial forces offer protection — at a price.
Chapter 10: First Meeting!
Freddy and Frieda’s virtual relationship encounters some very real challenges.
Chapter 11: The Eaglebot
The Eaglebot represents mass surveillance in cooperation with government and Big Data commercial entities. Here it proposes to infiltrate the cause of the explorers and misdirect them.
Chapter 12 — Globality
Misdirected by the Eaglebot to Safe Island, along the way a debate arises among the Explorers. Optimists and Pessimists square off about the free and open Internet.
CHAPTER 13. Big Data
The platform pigs scheme to keep the pupulous on Safe Island, generating Big Data on which the pigs gorge. ALERT: Gross sounds! YouTube link
CHAPTER 14 – PENGUINEERS!
Freddy and Frieda’s Wedding Day! A trio of penguins celebrates the happy couple with a song encouraging all to courageously explore the free and open Internet. YouTube link
CHAPTER 15 – Seals of Disapproval!
Declaration of war! The Seals, summoned by the Piggies
plan to use cyber bullying to intimidate those who set out to explore the open sea on their own YouTube link
Chapter 16: Love Wins
Frieda sings to rally the explorers as they face an imminent attack from the seals.
Chapter 17: We Are the Web
The grand finale, including the cyber war with the Seal and the great discovery of the secret of the “New Moose!”