Life as a costumed mascot becomes a bizarre experience for a new recruit who joins a dysfunctional team of amusement park ‘Characterz’ for a summer job he’ll never forget.
TUCKER Ostrowski is a Kangaroo. Well, he works as Hoppy the Kangaroo at a little amusement park in central Florida.
Newly accepted by the California Institute of the Arts, and desperate to make enough money for fall tuition, Tucker lands a job in Old Time Fun Town’s CHARACTERz Department (really the only summer employment he could find).
Tucker soon meets the rest of the new “Kangaroo Krew,” including Cap’n Jack’s-Parrot, worn by his new best friend JERRY; Bowzer the Bulldog worn by his soon-to-be (he hopes!) girlfriend SAM; and Paws the Pink Polar Bear worn by the aptly nicknamed “Sweaty” STU.
Through trial and error (mostly error), Tucker learns the ins and outs of being a Costumed Character—and, in the process, discovers that his summer workplace is wildly dysfunctional. Rookie or not, Tucker senses that something is wrong here, but he just can’t put his finger on what.
Tucker’s future is in jeopardy unless he can figure out who has set up the CHARACTERz!
BTS of CHARACTERz - Filmed on set at Old Town Kissimmee, FL January 2015.
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