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This thesis is inspired by the importance of animation and its ability to express complex themes to children. Children, while not always having the vocabulary to express themselves, have the capacity to understand difficult themes. This is the power of animation: teaching children complicated universal truths through visuals and storytelling. This script for an animated screenplay is the story of Jim, a penguin boy living in a Viking world. Jim wants more than anything to be accepted, so he embarks on a quest to defeat an evil wizard threatening the Vikings. Through the vehicle of storytelling, this screenplay tackles tough issues of self-worth as well as the destructive cycle of bullying.