Monster Family 2 (aka Happy Family 2)

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Duration TBC

To free Baba Yaga and Renfield from the clutches of Monster Hunter Mila Starr, the Wishbone Family once more transforms into a Vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf. Aided and abetted by their three pet bats, our Monster Family zooms around the world again to save their friends, make new monstrous acquaintances and finally come to the realization that ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ – even those with flaws can find happiness.

The Story

Have you recently saved the world and think that entitles you to a lifetime's supply of happiness? Think again! Everyday life has a nasty tendency to bring you back down to earth. A year after the happy end of Monster Family, the Wishbone Family are struggling with their various shortcomings. Son Max is the smallest kid in sixth grade, the most bespectacled and well ... let's just say, he's built for comfort not for speed. All the girls in his class are at least a head taller and make fun of him. Daughter Fay has the feeling that all her friends are talented at something (singing, dancing, science) but she’s not. Mum Emma tries to help her children, but her advice is at best ignored and more often than not seems to seriously annoy them. And then there’s Dad Frank whose happiness in himself is ruined by seeing his family around him so unhappy.

It’s good news then that the wedding of the witch Baba Yaga and the hunchbacked butler Renfield (both of whom have become part of the Wishbone’s extended family as surrogate grandparents of sorts) will provide a much-needed distraction. What’s not good news though is when two-and-a-half seconds before they can exchange their vows, the two love birds are abducted by a girl who's the same age as Max! The girl is supercool Mila Starr, the only daughter of billionaire couple Marlene and Maddox Starr, the founders of the world's most valuable company, Starr Inc. And so, in Monster Family 2, the imperfect Wishbones meet the most perfect family in the world!

The Wishbones have only one choice, if they want to save Baba Yaga and Renfield they must transform into monsters again. However even as a Vampire, Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy and a Werewolf they struggle when faced with Mila, who's quick-witted and super-athletic in equal measure. And she has high-tech gadgets, including a shrink-ray gun and a state-of-the-art Zeppelin, that would make even James Bond turn green with envy. In her Zeppelin Mila travels around the world capturing immortal beings on behalf of her parents. Beings such as Dracula, Baba Yaga, Nessie, the Yeti and the musically-minded, giant ape King Conga.

But Mila is by no means a bad person. She firmly believes that she is on a mission to save the world because her parents are building a machine that will cure all illnesses! For this they need the very beings Mila is capturing, those who are not affected by disease. The girl does not suspect that the machine is meant to serve a much more sinister purpose. Nor that Marlene and Maddox Starr are actually not her true parents. Mila loves them with all her heart and does everything in her power to be a perfect daughter to them.

Max and quick-witted Mila could hardly be more different, so they are bound to constantly squabble, much to the amusement of the audience. However, with their tumultuous adventures around the globe leading them to Loch Ness, Tibet, the jungle and finally Starr Inc.'s secret underground lab, they'll learn to like each other - even if they'd rather do almost anything else than admit it.

In the film's grand finale, Max and Mila finally work together to thwart the heinous schemes of Mila's fake parents, who in reality (like a certain Dr. Frankenstein) are trying to create perfect, artificial life forms to replace mankind.

In the end everyone has learnt something - Max sees that being tall and strong isn’t important - it's easier to win a girl's heart with courage and kindness. Fay discovers that she has a gift with animals, like Nessie and King Conga. And Frank sees his family happy once again. Emma’s learnt that it's smarter to trust her kids than to constantly interfere. But above all it is Mila who has realized something even more important - she does not have to be perfect to be loved. The Wishbones, her new family, accept her flaws and all. Yes, every human, every being, is worthy of respect and love, even Mila herself. As Max proclaims at Baba Yaga and Renfield's much delayed wedding reception, just before giving Mila a peck on the cheek - "Nobody’s Perfect!"

Director

Holger Tappe (Monster Family, The Time Carousel, Animals United, Impy's Wonderland, Impy's Island)

Writer

David Safier (Monster Family, Berlin, Berlin (International Emmy Winner), Happy Family Novel)

Producers

Holger Tappe (Monster Family, The Time Carousel, Animals United, Impy's Wonderland, Impy's Island)

Executive Producer

Ralph Kamp (Monster Family, Pets United, Postman Pat: The Movie)