The Kingdom of Animal Wrestlers - KAW - Match 1: Ringside Rumble

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Scott Groach

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The Kingdom of Animal Wrestlers brings 20 wild animals together for the ultimate wrestling tournament. In each book, one animal-wrestler will prevail and move closer to the championship match, while the other is eliminated. These action-packed books are perfect for young readers!



Short Summary

KingdoMania Slam begins with Fang the Wolf vs. Hillbilly Hippo as they battle in Ringside Rumble. Twenty powerful warriors join together in the Kingdom of Animal Wrestlers (KAW), but only one will take home the championship belt. Who is the strongest animal in the Kingdom?

In Match 1: Ringside Rumble, Fang the Wolf overcomes Hillbilly Hippo's power move to secure victory, but only after receiving help from his biggest fans. Now, Fang the Wolf moves on to battle Mutant Monkey in Playground Pandemonium. Can Fang continue his winning ways or will he be eliminated?


Classroom, Cemetery, Museum, Symphony, Auto-dealership, Casino, Vet clinic, Supermarket, Roller-skating rink, Swimming pool

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Smells the Skunk Referee

Age: 8 years old

Gender: Other

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Decisive,Skillful,Funny,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Animal Wrestlers (20 Animals)

Age: 4 years - 2,500 years old

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Underdog,Villainous,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Decisive,Desperate,Power Hungry,Badass,Aggressive,Flexible,Greedy,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Funny,Skillful,Outspoken,Strong Moral Code,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: The Animal Wrestlers (20 characters)

Age: 4 years - 2,500 years old

Gender: Male

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Crazy,Desperate,Greedy,Heartthrob,Underdog,Villainous,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Skillful,Funny,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Strong Moral Code,Unapologetic,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

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Development Pitch

Quick! Ask any child to name five professional baseball, hockey, football, etc., players... Now after that uncomfortable pause; ask them to name five professional wrestlers! Kids know and love wrestling! And surprisingly enough, adults know wrestlers too! The WWF/WWE has been in our lives for decades and many of us can still recall the looks of Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant or even modern day personalities like The Rock or John Cena. Unfortunately, much of what has been written about these Herculean athletes is well-beyond the literary capacities of young/early readers. This is about to change! The Kingdom of Animal Wrestlers - KAW has morphed the greatest wrestlers of the past 50 years into... animals. In this action-packed 20-book series, children follow along in this single-elimination tournament to find out who the most powerful animal in the Kingdom is. Week after week, wrestlers face-off in the wildest of places including the classroom, the symphony, the supermarket... destroying each locale with their body-slams, power-moves and ferocious attacks. Naturally, with the uncertainty and unexpected behavior of these animal-warriors, villains and heroes quickly emerge, giving every reader someone to root for and someone to root against. Can your hero prevent a bite from a toxic monkey or avoid gruesome ghosts to become champion? What about that time-traveling Triceratops?! Anything goes in the Kingdom of Animal Wrestlers! Read on and let the tournament begin!

About The Author

Scott Groach - Teacher turned Children's Author After fifteen years in the classroom and thousands of amazing students, Scott begins a new chapter in education. As an aspiring author and illustrator, Scott dreams of sharing his stories with readers and writers around the world. With 20 books in the KAW Series and another 26 in the Mr. Nightmare Series, this new dream is taking shape. When Scott isn't trying to bring affordable and accessible literacy to the planet, he enjoys snowboarding, surfing, roller skating, birding, wine making and his handsome cat Frankenstein.

Target Audiences

Age: 6 and under,7-12

Target Gender: Male Leaning,Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

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Fang the Wolf squares off in a wrestling match against Hillbilly the Hippo. Smells the Skunk referees. Hillbilly has the strength and force to overpower Fang. But Fang prevails and wins with his cunning and speed.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: FAIR

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: FAIR

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: FAIR

Premise: FAIR

Structure: FAIR

Theme: FAIR

Accuracy of Book Profile

The profile tends to focus on the series rather than the specific book. The appeal of wrestling is also described but the story does not make it apparent which wrestlers the animals represent for audiences not familiar with professional entertainment wrestling.

Draw of Story

The concept is fun in that animals are pitted against one another and their fighting methods mimic their survival skills.

Possible Drawbacks

The characters are not able to have time to develop beyond flat identifying traits and the fight's message is not apparent nor is the tournament's purpose. Adding more character depth and stakes will help increase emotional investment.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that a wolf is wrestling a hippo in a animal wrestling tournament.

Fanbase Potential

With more development to the plot, characters and thematic messages, this does have the potential to be marketable as wrestling indeed is a bit of an untapped markets but appeals to families.

Awards Potential

This is unlikely to have awards potential as a children's film unless the themes are developed for a longer animated feature and the characters are made more dynamic.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The originality of the story is that it uses the animated animals as a metaphor for humanity to cover a different genre of sports rather than competition or child friendly social issues.

Lead Characters

Fang is stealthy, cunning and swift. Hillbilly is confident, loud and large. Smells is fair and professional.

Uniqueness of Story

This is a fun concept but the series either needs to be expended by story or combined within a single wrestling tournament to make the themes more apparent the characters feel more developed within a cohesive plot.

Possible Formats

Film: Streaming, Indie, Studio

Analyst Recommendation



While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

Condensing the structure of all the different fights into a single narrative might help the ensemble cast to have more development in their cohesive goal. The story may also slow down its pacing to allow more character development before and during the fights to show inner conflict transformations in order to apply purpose to the objective of winning the wrestling matches.