Obituary – A Grave Beginning  (Cartoon Series Pilot)

Obituary – A Grave Beginning (Cartoon Series Pilot)


JUNE
I wish Mr. Rabble didn’t have to die… MR. CROCKER
June… MR. CROCKER
Everyone dies eventually. JUNE
Will you and Mom die? MRS. CROCKER
Well, yes, honey, we will, MRS. CROCKER
but that won’t be for a long, looooooong- SANDY
Hurry, up June! You don’t want to be late
for your first day of high school! JUNE
Just a moment, Sandy! Be right there! JUNE
Do you think I should wear my beanie? SANDY
I think it looks swell on you! JUNE
Hmm… SANDY
June, you’re over thinking this. SANDY
Instead just think of all those people
waiting to be your friends! JUNE
I just hope nobody thinks I’m weird. SANDY
Now why would anyone think that? JUNE
Really? SANDY
Oh, June, don’t be such a
Worrisome Wendy, it’s just school! LESTER CATFIELD
Oh! Morning, June! DMITRI
Good morning, June. JUNE
Morning Mr. Catfield. Morning, Dmitri. SANDY
Everyone here loves you and
you want to know why? SANDY
You’re the sharpest living person any of us know! JUNE
I’m the only living person you- GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
June! I can’t believe you’re headed off
to school already! GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
And not just any school!
The school named after me! GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
General Trulish Gramplin!
(Ain’t this a fun subtitle?) GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
We must commemorate this
moment with a photograph! GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Gather round, everyone! Gather round! JUNE
This really isn’t a big deal guys… LADY PLUME
Nonsense. It’s like your coming out as a lady. COLONIAL GHOST
Everybody smile. JUNE
Are you guys gonna be okay without me? *Incoherent ghosts murmuring reassurance* SANDY
Don’t worry about us June.
Now get out there and make some friends! *Needlessly intimidating high school chatter* STUDENT #1
It’s that weird over the cemetery… STUDENT #2
Oh, I’ve heard about her. STUDENT #3
She is different and I don’t know her.
That frightens and upsets me. JUNE
This is going well… UNSEEN STUDENT
Witch! SANDY
Three, four, five. Oh, yay! Free parking! DMITRI
What is point of such game? SANDY
We can try something else. GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Oh, it’s no use. GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
What else can we do with it doesn’t
involve June? SANDY
Oh! I bet June would know! LESTER CATFIELD
Well, what are we waiting for?
Let’s go ask June! COACH MCKINNEY
All right, you sniveling bagworms,
welcome to freshman world history. COACH MCKINNEY
History of the world. COACH MCKINNEY
Karma, shwarma, and the Dali Larma. COACH MCKINNEY
Now, crab daggit, Vince Rasp,
what are you doing that piss ant? VINCE RASP
Just showing him where the desk is, sir. VINCE RASP
Is that a crime…? COACH MCKINNEY
Now rip torn it, Vince!
Don’t gimme none of that back-talking guff! COACH MCKINNEY
We’re taking a march to Counselor
Stein-Stein’s office right now, young man. COACH MCKINNEY
Everybody else, take out your books and…
start memorizing flags! BLONDE GIRL
So you’re the “Cemetery Girl,” huh? JUNE
Oh, um, yeah, I guess, but actually my name is Ju- BLONDE GIRL
You have to forgive everyone for staring. BLONDE GIRL
Nobody’s ever seen you before.
For the longest time, BLONDE GIRL
people were saying you were some sort of monster made out of deer parts. BLONDE GIRL
Were you homeschool or something? JUNE
Well… PURITAN GHOST
And those godless Iroquois warriors thought their King Philip would protect them! SKIPPER GHOST
With steam you can harness unimaginable power
to even travel upriver! EDMUND
And I likes to leave it with some jaggedy edges, see?
To really cuts ’em deep! JUNE
Yes… BLONDE GIRL
Well, I only ever went to normal school… BLONDE GIRL
Anyway… I’m Lisa Rose, and these
are my besties, Daisy and Violet. LISA ROSE
Anyway… I’m Lisa Rose, and these
are my besties, Daisy and Violet. DAISY
We’re The Flowers! SANDY
Oh, there she is! JUNE
Huh? SANDY
I found June everyone!
And she’s already made a few friends. LESTER CATFIELD
A few friends? That’s good for business! LADY PLUME
What sort of ghastly things are they wearing? GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
That statue of me out front is spectacular!
Could use a spit shine though. LISA ROSE
Is everything okay, Cemetery Girl? JUNE
Oh, uh, yeah. Sorry, Lisa, I jus- LISA ROSE
Not, Lisa. Lisa ROSE. DAISY
Yeah. Lisa ROSE. JUNE
Sorry, Lisa Rose. LISA ROSE
It was a simple mistake I’m sure you
won’t make it again. LISA ROSE
You know. I’m a bit surprised. LISA ROSE
For someone who lives of corpses, you put
yourself together pretty well. LISA ROSE
Oh, I especially like your necklace. JUNE
Oh, thanks. LISA ROSE
What do you want for it? JUNE
What? LISA ROSE
Let’s see…
No… no… SANDY
Oh my goodness, June!
Her purse is like a tiny department store! JUNE
Sandy! LISA ROSE
Um, actually it’s blonde, but good effort.
Here we’ll trade for my lip gloss. LISA ROSE
My daddy’ll just buy me a new one. VIOLET
I’ve always wanted that lip gloss. LISA ROSE
Shut up, Violet. SANDY
Ooo, glitter… JUNE
Uh, no thanks, Lisa Rose, you can put that down. SANDY
Oh, sorry. LISA ROSE
I’m sorry. I don’t know if I heard
you correctly; you’re rejecting my gift? JUNE
Well, it’s not really a gift if you want- LISA ROSE
What? Is that some sort of overly-sentimental
necklace from your dead parents? JUNE
Um, that’s an oddly specific description…
and… yes. LISA ROSE
Wow, Cemetery Girl, I came to you offering friendship, most would kill for that. LISA ROSE
Don’t you want to be popular
instead of some sort of weirdo? DAISY
Yeah, weirdo. GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Oh, those are fightin’ words! June, get your pistol! JUNE
I don’t want to be popular or weird! I just want to be
a normal student going to school to learn. LISA ROSE
Well learn this, Cemetery Girl. Turning down
this lip gloss was the biggest mistake of your life. SANDY
Well, at least she didn’t say she hated your beanie. UNSEEN STUDENT
Witch! JUNE
Well, there go my chances of fitting in…
oh don’t be such a downer SANDY
Oh, don’t be such a Downtrodden Debbie. GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Come on, June, buck up! Weather the storm! GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Welp. Better luck tomorrow. JUNE
I don’t want to try again tomorrow, Gramplin. JUNE
This whole day has been horrible. JUNE
Everyone’s so judgmental, and it certainly
didn’t help that you all kept distracting me in class. JUNE
Everyone must have thought I was crazy
whenever I tried to say anything to one of you. LESTER CATFIELD
But, June, no one can hear you when you
talk to a ghost unless you want them to. LESTER CATFIELD
Oh, wait I got that one backwards again. JUNE
I had one shot at being normal… and I blew it. GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
No. I suppose… WE blew it. JUNE
Let’s just go. MUFFLED VOICE
Before you go, can you open this locker? LOCKER KID
Hey, thanks! I would have asked earlier
but you sounded busy. LADY PLUME
Oh, what wonderful manners he has. LOCKER KID
Oh, hey, you’re June!
Man, you were pretty brave in history class. LOCKER KID
Kinda dumb considering that Lisa Rose
is the richest girl in Ludburrow County, LOCKER KID
But still… pretty brave. LOCKER KID
I’m Blatsy, by the way! BLATSY
I’m Blatsy, by the way! JUNE
Uh, hey, Blatsy. Look, I was just headed home so I- BLATSY
Home? Oh, wow, me too! We can totally walk together! Come on, June, catch up! BLATSY
Wow, so you really live at a mortuary… JUNE
Yeah… I can’t exactly blame people
for thinking I’m weird. BLATSY
Well, of course you’re weird,
but that’s what makes you cool. BLATSY
I mean, we’re all a little weird;
like I have a gland problem! SANDY
And I’ve been fifteen since 1959! JUNE
So it’s normal to be weird then… BLATSY
Yeah, how strange is that right? BLATSY
Well… it was nice talking to you, June.
See you tomorrow! JUNE
Blatsy, wait! Would you like to meet my family? BLATSY
Absolutely. JUNE
Everyone! I want you to meet Blatsy!
You can reveal yourselves to him. He’s a friend. SANDY
Hiya, Blatsy! LADY PLUME
Charmed to meet you. LESTER CATFIELD
Trendy metal teeth you got there! JUNE
Uh… Blatsy? GARBAGE MAN GHOST
Looks like he just saw a ghost! HILLARY
Ha ha! We say that all the time, but somehow
it’s still hilarious in this instance! JUNE
Blatsy, are you okay? BLATSY
This… BLATSY
is so… BLATSY
cool. *ghosts cheer* CLOWN GHOST
It’s a friendship party! GENERAL TRULISH GRAMPLIN
Let us commemorate this
friendship victory with a photograph! *excited merriment and chatter* LISA ROSE
So… it seems like the Cemetery Girl has made a friend… LISA ROSE
But if she thinks that will help
her get through high school… LISA ROSE
Well… LISA ROSE
We’ll be sure to be the flowers on her grave. *Lisa Rose laughing* VIOLET
Can I have my binoculars back? LISA ROSE
Shut up, Violet!

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  1. WHERE👏🏻IS👏🏻THIS👏🏻SHOW? Seriously if this show became a thing, I would cosplay almost every single female character there

  2. High School. Oh High School. A place for friendship and growing your passions! Oh, and one more tip:

    RUN Just run. Run before your bully will find you and just ignore those famous girls laughing at you and wait with crying till coming to home…

  3. Kid: Are you gonna die too?
    Parents: Yes but it's not gonna happen for a long long time
    Satellite: I'm about to end this mans whole career

  4. If this show ever goes any further than this, then I feel like it would be rich in a story. All the ghosts seem to be from different time periods, and maybe we could learn their backstories. Also, the death of June’s parents was so sudden that I feel like there’s a deeper meaning behind it. Though, TV networks probably haven’t accepted it yet because it might seem too dark or not interesting enough. :/

  5. This would be a lovely show!
    I gave some questions that yern to be answered already!
    How did all the ghosts meet their fates?
    Why did they choose June to trust? How and why did June stay and live at the mortuary after her parents' demise? Ugh! I would love to see a follow up or something!

  6. “And start memorizing flags!”
    Me: RUSSIA, AMERICA, LIBYA, MEXICO,PHILIPPINES, CANADA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, CHINA,-

  7. OK, so, love June, love the ghosts, love the flowers (Getting a heathers vibe from them), love Blatsy. My only problems are that the animation is a little scrappy in some areas (mouth movement mainly) and some of the voice acting, the teenage ghost is good, but the businessman and the hunter guy could use some voice work

  8. Prison Self Defence class is my ultimate favourite I always get 100 for all exams and experiments.

  9. Girl:Will you and mom die?
    Mom:yes honey but that won’t be for a long long-
    rocket falls on them
    Me:you were saying?

  10. "She's different and I don't know her. That uPsETs mE" me: IM BOUTA' WHIP YO ASS BLONDIE BOY. WHO CARES IS SOMEBODIES DIFFERENT- THEY ARE WHO THEY ARE.

    i hope that person burns in hell, even though i love this so much.

    edit: I JUST REMEMBERED: "We'll make sure to be the flowers on her grave." WHY IS THAT SO CATCHY! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO MAKE THIS A SEASON, I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. I ALSO LOVE THE MATCH OF THEM, TWO BEING FRIENDS. EEKKKK

  11. lol, ok so at the very moment the mean girl said "il be sure to be the flowers on her grave" another tab I had open just started playing YMCA XD

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