One man has an easy life as a pet, but when Animal Control
comes after him, he and his young owner run away and learn
about the fabled planet Earth, and he must decide his own future.
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RoloEarthling man, Zira’s pet.
Bored by the easy pet life.
Wants more in life.
ZiraAlien girl, like 10, owner of Rolo.
Chipper. Possessive of Rolo.
QuigglesRolo’s pet alien animal.
RiffaOlder sister of Zira, like 16.
Initially mean and aloof.
Madame ZananaMuseum curator.
Wise and insightful.
Capt. BlarzenhookOld star captain, pirate accent. Loquacious storyteller.
The Ballad of Blarzenhook
Based on the premise and characters of PetEarthling.com, but a wholy different story.
The art here is from that source — for inspiration only, not suited for animation.
Zira learns to let go of Rolo.
Riffa reconnects with her sister Zira.
Growing apart — Riffa is in her adolescent teen phase, no longer interested in her childish sister. Rolo has grown into a middle age man while Zira is still a child.
Empathy — Like many kids, Zira doesn’t realize how much she scares her pet and makes him uncomfortable.
Role Reversal — Girl as parent, man as child
Science — Science gibberish and natural history spoofs
Stacking — A pet has a pet, the moon has a moon, aliens abducted by aliens
Easter Eggs — Allusions to movies, tv, and books
Earthlings are pets to the Blorxians. They are normal humans with normal adult intelligence, not animal-like. But the aliens underestimate their intelligence and overprotect them, and the humans have never known a life of independence, so they conform to the low expectations. Blorxians like a variety of earthling races (like pet breeds). Rolo is depicted as white in my source material for a comedic power reversal, but for this story he can be any race.
Song & Lyrics
Secret Life of Pets — pet’s perspective
E.T. — kid-alien bond, chaotic family, leaving for home
Lilo & Stitch — kid-alien bond, chaotic family, sibling relationship, troubled girl
Home — kid-alien buddy film
Frozen • Onward — sibling relationships
Frozen 2 • Ralph Breaks the Internet — wanting more in life, and letting go of that person
Beauty and the Beast • Little Mermaid — wanting more in life
Despicable Me • Incredibles • Soul • Up — middle-aged/old protagonist
Every Family Film Ever — loss of a parent or family member
Battlestar Galactica — finding Earth
Inside Out • The Big Bang Theory • The Good Place — academic/science humor
Avatar — alien allies on alien world
Monsters Inc. • Shrek • Good Dinosaur • Luca — green protagonist