The life and times of juniper lee is a cartoon that debuted on cartoon-network back in May 2005 and ended on April 2007. the show followed 11 year old juniper lee who takes on the mantle of Te Xeun Ze and must keep the balance between the real world and the magical world by fighting off monsters and supernatural threats with her imbued abilities and magical artifacts.This show provides an interesting opportunity for another supernatural based hero to make their way to the big screen.The show had great ratings and a great story line that could spawn a Trilogy.there are still folks in Hollywood who demand more female led action/superhero movies and this could help satisfy that want.Juniper has what it takes to be a summer blockbuster film and here are some reasons for that.
1.Juniper is a well balanced character
Juniper is like any young person since she constantly is trying to find her identity while maintaining her role as a magical protector. June is described short-tempered, loyal,and confident.She has a great relationship with her friends but tends to sour the friendship on occasion. She often relies on brute force and name calling( spider-man esque) to get the better of her foes.She has a love- hate relationship with her brothers Ray Ray and Dennis who almost always get on her nerves or in her way.Overall she has a interesting character type that could translate well to the big screen.
2. memorable animal sidekick
Sabrina the teenage witch has a cat as a sidekick and adviser but Juniper has a dog named Monroe as her adviser. Monroe can be a bit of a pain but at the end of the day he does his best to help juniper in dangerous situations when he isn't being sarcastic or begging for food.
3. her relationship with her friends
Juniper has a great relationship with her friends and tries to be there for each of them but her role as Te Xuen Ze always seems to get in the way.Roger,Jody, and Ophelia all bring out a part of juniper's personality whether it is her humor ,confidence, or style.
4.Family plays a major role
Juniper's family has always been a guiding force in her life. almost everything she does is a family affair.Juniper's mom and Dad want her succeed academically but Juniper would rather go to space-camp and become an astronaut.Family is a huge theme used in films right now so this family dynamic would be great on screen.
5. the setting
The animated show took place in the fictional city of orchid bay which the creator of the show said was based on San Francisco because it was their hometown.
Possibility of this movie ever happening:
This show hasn't been relevant for some time but then again Hollywood is mining old 80's and 90's films and television for most of its inspiration so there is a small chance that this idea could be used someday.The life and times of Juniper lee could be an action packed family thrill ride that would certainly entertain audiences who like what this has to offer.