ABOUT Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat
Study after study has proven the impact movies have upon our children. In fact, there is actually more evidence connecting media violence to violence in children than there is connecting smoking to cancer. Yet today’s children’s programs often depict their heroes as flawed, self-centered, violent, vengeful, and yes, even sexual.
But the producers of Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog, Splat have turned the tables. They’ve chosen to use the media’s power for good... instilling healthy role models that embody old-fashioned values like care, compassion, honor, and respect for others.
Of course, no one wants to be preached at, so they’ve candy-coated their message with enough fun and silliness, so no one tastes the medicine going down...
Bernie Dingledorf is a 10-year-old who thinks he’s a loser until he is contacted by T.W.I.T., a spy agency so secret it doesn’t exist. Through a series of accidents, only he and his friends—Lens Cap, a director who wants to win her first Oscar by age 13, I.Q. who definitely got his name by accident, and Splat, the canine eating machine – can save the world from the evil genius, Dr. Chuckles. The man has created a diabolical Laugh Generator which forces people to play mean tricks and laugh at each other.
Armed with only the encouragement from Bernie’s father – “God Doesn’t Make Junk” – and items from T.W.I.T’s spy backpack (cell phone socks, banana peel launcher, human remote control, and compulsory dancing disco ball) – our heroes must infiltrate Dr. Chuckles’ headquarters, convince his clowns to use their humor for good and shut down the Laugh Generator . . . while all the time learning the invaluable lesson of honor and respect for one another.
Veteran screenwriter and producer Bill Myers has devoted his career to using the media to impact children’s lives for good. As co-creator of McGee and Me, writer/director for Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey, and author of over 80 children’s books, his work has won 80 national and international awards including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award.
- Bill Myers, Screenwriter
Other top Hollywood professionals like director, Billy Dickson (Believe), have come together and joined the cause. As a result, Secret Agent Dingledorf and His Trusty Dog Splat, is the first of what will be many features to instill virtues in the children of today... who will become the adults of tomorrow.