And my Characters are... Western Kung Fu Fighters! Such an interesting combination right there. The first thing that popped in my mind was kung fu fighters performing their moves into a far west sallon. But it cannot be that simple. There needs to be a story behind the characters otherwise the audience might rise up some questions like: How did cowboys decide to be kung fu fighters? Is there a story behind it? Or how can martial arts be combined with cowboy fights? Would it make sense if cowboys decided to learn martial arts?
It is very exciting making up a story to explain this combination. I am in a bit of a dilemma though. Would it be better if my characters were animals instead of actual humans? I've always thought animals are more attractive, especially for children.
Here are some inspiring characters I thought would be great reference:
Kung Fu Characters
Kung Fu Panda
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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Oh and Shanghai Noon :)