Progress: The Animatic Trailer

Check this out! We are working toward our first milestone of a 60-second animated trailer, used for introducing people, potential investors, and media platforms to Leo and Helen. This rough sketch of our trailer features some of the key scenes from, what will be, season one—The Lost City of the Americas.

Rough animatic sketch of the animated trailer for Leo and Helen: The Lost City of the Americas.

To help you identify what’s going on in some of the scenes, check out the still images below from the animation progress. We have also consulted a few different composers to put together perfect audio to accompany this dynamic, minute-long trailer.

If you’d like to see this cartoon come to life visit our donation page or keep with us via social media: @leoandhelen!

The Twins Have a New Look!

Our title characters have a new look! After taking some time to find an animator that had the time and skill to get us to the next steps, we decided to give Leo and Helen Robinson a make over. Their new look, which will continue to evolve, will help kids and teens connect with the twins. We want kids to see them selves in Leo or Helen on a emotional, mental and physical level.

Our animator, Jeremy Nixon, has done a great job thus far and we can’t wait to show you more of our progress. Let us know what you think of the coming generations’ latest super heroes—Leo and Helen!



Leo and Helen: The Lost City of the Americas is a story about a pair of pre-teen twins, who seem as normal as the next kid. That is, until they fall through a mirror, landing on a foreign beach 500 years in the past. Crazy right!? The story is filled with conquistadors, Incan warriors, telekinesis, villains, and heroes.


Leo always seems to get picked on at Lamronville Elementary School. He is the less-popular twin brother to his sister Helen—preferring books and daydreams to athletic competitions and socializing. No matter how hard he tries, things never seem to go his way. 

Helen is on the opposite side of the social-spectrum than Leo. Everyone wants to be around her and even the boys tremble with fear when she steps in, all too often, to defend her twin brother. She seems to have it all going on, and for the majority of the story she does. 

The novel about these mixed-race twins is going through the final steps in the editing process. In the meantime our writers and creative team have been approached by a production shingle to bring Leo and Helen straight to the screen! We are working around the clock to adapt our novel to a screenplay in order to have our animators bring this story to life. 

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Please spread the word about our story—to any teenager or parent-of one who hasn’t had the opportunity to see heroes on their TV screens or read about heroes in novels that look like them.

If you’d like to help us reach our goal of $200,000 to get our animated pilot produced and ready to pitch to your favorite film or TV studio, click the donate button! …DONATE BUTTON

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